Ahmed El Shaer (b. 1980)

Under examination (2009)

Born in Cairo, Egypt in 1980, Ahmed El Shaer lives and works in Egypt. El Shaer is a multi-disciplinary artist (installation, photography, sound, video), with a particular interest in digital technologies. His videos combine Machinima, stock footage, 3D animation and experimental soundscapes. He is Co-Founder of Cairo Documenta, an independent event, and he established Tolon Studio for Contemporary Art as an Individual Company, a non-profit organization devoted to contemporary arts. His work has been highlighted in numerous exhibitions and festivals. He is the recipient of numerous awards and has participated in several residency programs, such as the Pro Helvetia Artist-in-Residence cycle (Zurich, Switzerland, 2009) and the Summer Academy of Fine Arts (Salzburg, Austria, 2006 and 2007). In 2019, he completed a residency in the Game Lab at the University of Los Angeles California, as part of a Fulbright research program.