Jasmina Metwaly & Philip Rizk

Jasmina Metwaly & Philip Rizk
Out on the Street, 2012 - 15, screen shot
German Pavillion, Biernale di Venezia, Giardini

Jasmina Metwaly

Born 1982 in Warsaw

Lives and works in Cairo

Since 2010 regular co-operation with Philip Rizk

Co-founder of 8784 h, project und / and Mosireen Media Collective



Philip Rizk

Born 1982 in Limassol, Cyprus
Lives and works in Cairo


Group exhibitions and film screenings

Out on The Street - Variations, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
German Pavilion, Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy

From Behind of the Monument, Screening: Berlinale Internationale Filmfestspiele, Forum Expanded, Berlin;
Arena at Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun;
Checkpoint Helsinki


From Behind of the Monument, Vorführungen / Screening: Artissima 20 Art Fair RESO, Turin; 


Biennale Jogja XI, Yogyakarta;
Unexpected Encounters, Beirut, Cairo;
Video Vortex #9, re:assemblies of video, Cairo Case, Lüneburg
Remarks on Medan, „Degree Art“, Ausst. in Kooperation mit / exh. in collaboration with Open Gallery, London
„Praise of Doubt“, exh., National Gallery of Arts, Tirana


About the Donkey that wanted to become a painting, Video Installation, Cairo Documenta Exhibition

Remarks on a Square, Screening: Ai Wei Wei Gallery, International Film Festival Rotterdam; Virtual Museum
CASZuidas, Amsterdam; Crunch Art
Music Festival Hay-On-Wye / Wales
Exh. and Screening at Mindpirates ,Project Room, Berlin
„La sphère qui l’entour“, exh., El-Mahatta Gallery, Ramallah
„RGB“, Projekt of Townhouse Gallery, Cairo


„How the Light gets in“, Hay-On-Wye Philosophy Festival, Hay-On-Wye / Wales
Cairo Intifada (directed with Philip Rizk): Special screening at: Berlinale Internationale
Remarks on color (Yellow version), Video Installation, Cairo Documenta
„To Be White For You“, group exh., Studio BWA, Wroclaw
Open Gallery, London
„Paradise Paradise“, group exh., Townhouse Gallery, Cairo
Projekt mit / project with XR gallery, Lubon
But what do the splinters reflect, Video installation, Concourse Gallery, Byam Shaw, London



Awards and Competiotion


Shortlisted for XX . Onufri Prize „Praise of Doubt“, National Gallery of Arts, Tirana
Downfall, Winner of „Streaming the revolution“, Cairo International Film Festival
Edge Feather, 9th Geppert Contest „Painting. No Frames“, organized by the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroc?aw und / and BWA Wroc?aw – Contemporary Art Galleries
Winner of „The Open Prize“, Open Gallery, London
Philip Rizk
Since 2009 Film-maker
Since 2011 Member of Mosireen Media Collective
2008 - 2010 Freelance journalist for Daily News Egypt, AlJazeera. net, Swiss TV, Al-Masry Al-Youm
Filmography and screenings
Out In the Streets (directed with Jasmina Metwaly), Post-production, Screenings: „Atelier“, Cannes Film Festival, 2013;
Dubai Film Festival „Market“, 2012
Remarking January 25 (directed with Jasmina Metwaly), 2012, Screening: Tricontinental Film Festival, 2012
Cairo intifada (directed with Jasmina Metwaly), 2011, Special screening at Berlinale Internationale Filmfestspiele, Berlin, 2011
Deutscher Pavillon La Biennale di Venezia 2015, Selection of Mosireen Collective short films, 
Screenings: in der Ausst. in the exh. Cairo. Open City, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, 2013
Museum Folkwang, Essen, 2013
7. Berlin Biennale, 2013; Carthage
International Film Festival, 2012; Museum für Photographie Braunschweig, 2012
Sturm (Director), 2011, creenings: in the exh. Cairo. Open City, Museum Folkwang, Essen, 2013;
Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2012
Cairo International Documentary Festival, 2011 This Palestinian Life (Director),
2009 Screenings: London International Documentary Festival
Ismailia International Film Festival
Boston Palestinian Festival
Arab International Festival
Text Publications
2011 is not 1968: An open letter to an onlooker, in: Uncommon Grounds: New Media and Critical Practices in North Africa and the Middle East, Hg./ed. Anthony Downey,
London/New York: IB Tauris, 2014; Images of Transition – Perspectives on Visuality in Egypt 2011–2013, Hg./ed. Mikala Hyldig Dal
New York: Columbia Press, 2014; Cairo. Open City, Hg./ed. Florian Ebner, Constanze Wicke, Leipzig: Spector Books, 2013
Notes on Rabaa: Revolt does not happen in a vacuum, in: Madamasr.com, August 2014
The Necessity of Revolutionary Violence in Egypt, in: Jadaliyya.com, April 2013
State crime and street crime: Two sides of one coin?, in: Aljazeera.com, April 2012
Egypt and the global economic order, in: Aljazeera.com, Feb. 2011
Fateh: Mythifcation of a Non-State. Critique of the Idea of State, in: Journal of Human Geography, Vol. 4, Nr. 1, 2011
The Hard Hit is Still To Come: An Intifada Imaginary, in: Journal of Human Geography, Vol. 4, Nr. 2, 2011