Open Studio: Ahmed Mohsen Mansour

Cairo, Egypt / video, experimental animation and photography

Saturday, 24th of March 2018, 2-7pm
AiR Studio Rote Fabrik, B wing 1st floor, free entry

No time.
I always wonder why I no longer have enough time.
How to grasp and represent the passing of hours? Could I create alternative ways to measure and perceive time so it passes more slowly?

Ahmed Mohsen Mansour (*1987) is an Egyptian Artist based in Cairo and currently in residence at Rote Fabrik, Zürich, thanks to Pro Helvetia. Mansour has participated in several exhibitions and workshops within the fields of video, photography and animation in Egypt, USA, UK, Italy, Germany, France, Slovakia, Spain, Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Mansour’s work is based on memories of events he has been involved in. Fascinated by the endless oscillation of the human condition, he looks at what can start as a triumph and turns into a manifesto of defeat, leaving a sense of what could have been. He distorts those phenomenons through diligent personal practice, leaving the viewer with a testament from the edges of his world.

Special thanks to Pro Helvetia, Anne-Laure Franchette & Sandra Norma.

Artists in Residence (AiR)
IG Rote Fabrik
Seestrasse 395
CH-8038 Zürich
Verantwortlich: Dagmar Lorenz, Sandra Schudel