Hala Elkoussy

Hala ELKOUSSY (1974, Egypt) graduated from Goldsmiths College in London in 2001. In 2004, she co-founded the Contemporary Image Collective (CiC), an artist-run initiative dedicated to the visual image, based in Cairo. In 2006, she completed a two-year residency at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam and in 2010, she won the Abraaj Capital Art Prize. In 2013, Elkoussy published her first book, a photographic journal about urban life after the Egyptian Revolution. Cactus Flower (2017) is her first feature film. Elkoussy lives and works in Cairo and Amsterdam.



On Rooftops and Other Points of View (2005, instal), From Rome to Rome (2006, short), White Bra (2006, short), We're by the Sea Now (2006, short), Mount of Forgetfulness (2010, short), Al bahth an madina - fi awraaq Sein/In Search of a City (in the papers of Sein) (2012, short), Zahret al sabar/Cactus Flower (2017)