Basim Magdy

Basim MAGDY (1977, Egypt) studied Fine Arts at Helwan University, Cairo from 1996 to 2000. He says himself that his environment has shaped him more than his education did. In his work, he combines various forms of art, such as paintings, installations, animation and sculptures and explores the space between reality and fiction. In 2016, he was Deutsche Bank's 'Artist of the Year'.


(selection, all short) Two Days to Apocalypse (2003), Maybe There Is a Message (2008), Turtles All the Way Down (2009), A Film About the Way Things Are (2010), My Father Looks for an Honest City (2010), On the Good Earth (2011), 13 Essential Rules for Understanding the World (2011), Time Laughs Back at You Like a Sunken Ship (2012), Crystal Ball (2013), The Dent (2014), The Many Colors of the Sky Radiate Forgetfulness (2014), The Everyday Ritual of Solitude Hatching Monkeys (2014), No Shooting Stars (2017), M.A.G.N.E.T (2019), New Acid (2019)

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