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SAY HELLO

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currently in The Netherland



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Sara Sallam [1991] is an Egyptian multi-disciplinary artist, media designer and documentary photographer. She works with still and moving images, sound, archival material, and interfaces. Her growing interest in artistic research and non-linear narrative strategies is reflected in her independent projects. Her first photobook ‘The Invisible: Faith as a Phenomenon’ was shortlisted in Kassel Photobook Award, PhotoIndependent Art Fair, and was exhibited in Offprint London and Format Festival. Her latest body of work ‘The Fourth Pyramid Belongs to Her’ participated in a number of exhitions and was shortlisted for Lange-Taylor Prize. Apart from her documentary practice, Sara has worked in film editing, web design, and motion graphics in Cairo, Berlin, and Dubai.


EDUCATION

2019 M.A. in Film & Photographic Studies (Ongoing), at Leiden University
2015 M.A. in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography (Distinction), at London College of Communication, University of the Arts of London
2008-13 B.A. in Applied Arts (High Honours), major in Media Design, at The German University in Cairo


AWARDS // NOMINATIONS

2018 Nominated, Joop Swart Masterclass
2017 Finalist, Dorothea-Lang Price
2017 Special Mention, The Friends of the Arab World Institute Award
2017 Nominated, Joop Swart Masterclass
2016 Nominated, Plat(t)form Portfolio Review, Fotomuseum Winterhur
2016 Shortlist, Dummy Award Kassel, DE
2016 Shortlist, PhotoIndependent Art Fair, USA


GRANTS // SCHOLARSHIPS

2017-18 Mophradat Grant for Artists
2016 Arab Documentary Photography Program, by Magnum Foundation, Arab Fund for Arts & Culture, and Prince Claus Foundation
2015 Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarship, University of the Arts London
2012 Excellence Award, The German University in Cairo, covering a summer ‘Photography’ workshop at Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule
2010 Excellence Award, The German University in Cairo, covering a summer ‘Animation’ course at Animation-School-Hamburg
2008 Excellence Award, The German University in Cairo, covering a summer language ‘German A2’ course at Ludwig Maximilam Universitaet


EXHIBITIONS

2018 Group Exhibition She Tells, curated by Soma Art Gallery, EG
2018 Group Exhibition Artchaeology: Intersection between Art and Archaeology, curated by International Association of Photography and Theory, CY
2018 Solo Exhibition The Fourth Pyramid Belongs to Her, Darb 1718 Gallery, EG 
2017 Group Exhibition Humaness, curated by Bertan Selim, NL
2017 Photobook presented at Format Festival, UK
2016 Photobook presented at Offprint London, Tate Modern, UK
2016 Photobook presented at PhotoIndependent Art Fair, USA
2016 PostGraduate Show In The Forest of Things, University of the Arts London
2014 Group Exhibition Layer of Green, at Contemporary Image Collective, EG
2013 Group Exhibition Spuren 2.0 Symposium, at E-Werk Freiburg, DE
2013 Group Film Screening Cross Culture Video, at Goethe Institute Cairo and Artellewa Gallery, EG


WORK EXPERIENCE

2016 [May-July]  Web Designer, at Alchemy Design Studio, EG 
2014 [Nov-Dec] Film Editor, at Avonbiehl Studio, DE
2014 [Apr-Oct] Media Designer, at Alchemy Design Studio, EG
2014 [Feb] Intern in Film Editing, at Avonbiehl Studio, DE
2011-14 Freelance multimedia/web/graphics Designer, EG
2010-13 Junior Teaching Assistant, at the German University in Cairo, EG


LANGUAGES

2018 Dutch, Level A2, at ROC Mondrian
2016 German,
Level B1.3, at Aegyptisch Deutsches Kulturzentrum
2014 [21 Aug] IELTS Test, Score: 8.0, at British Council Egypt
2013 [19 Oct] TOEFL Internet Based Test, Score: 108
2013 Spanish, Level A2.2, at Instituto Cervantes en Cairo
2010 German, Level B2, at Goethe Insitut Kairo
2009 German, Level A2, at Ludwig Maximilian Universitaet
2007 French, DELF B1, at Institut francais d’Egypte



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