Born in 1992, she lives and works in Alexandria, Egypt. She earned her BA in Painting from Alexandria University. She studied at MASS Alexandria Independent Art Program in 2016. She was the recipient of Mophradat grant in 2018 and undertook an art residency at the Atelier Mondial, supported by the Swiss Council in Basel, Switzerland. She took part in the 13th Havana Biennial, 2019, and Dak’Art – Biennale de l’art africain contemporain, Dakar, in 2018.
Her films were screened, in Germany, at Kino der Kunst Film Festival in Munich, at the Nurnberg Contemporary Art Museum, Freiburg Museum of Modern Art; at Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, and Postmasters Gallery, New York. Her work has been mentioned in newspapers such as Al-Ahram online, Mada Masr, Al-Mansour Journal and Art Monthly, UK.
Marianne Fahmy works with installation and film. Her current research revolves around the history of water in Egypt. She’s concerned with narratives related to water and the intriguing story behind the establishment of oceanography and marine science education in Alexandria. Through research, she finds possibilities for creative additions, that transform conventional narratives into artworks that go beyond time limits. Marianne experiments with acrylic sheet and 3D prints; in her installation work, she uses thermoforming to shape the acrylic into fabricated objects.
2019 Monuments & Flowers, Postmasters Gallery, New York
2019 After the Canal There Was Only “Our” World, City Art Gallery of Ljubljana, Ljubljana
2018 Submerged, Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo
2018 The Garden of Forking Paths, Manifesta 12, 5x5x5 Programme, Palermo, Italy