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Saturday, October 6, 2012

AHMED EL SHAER exhibition at Mashrabia Gallery

"Games during the 70’s and 80’s were programmed using 8-bit technology with the dawn of Atari in the United States. This technique creates characters and game play elements with limited colors and a limited number of pixels resulting in a distinct simplified monolith form.
Being from the Middle East I wanted to share my personal experience of the world around me and my own exposure to Atari employing this 8-bit technology within a region that had not participated in the 8-bit Western phenomenon." (Ahmed El Shaer, September 2012)

Ahmed El Shaer is a multi-disciplinary artist (installation, photography, sound, video) with a particular interest in digital technologies.
He is co-founder of CAIRO DOCUMENTA, an independent art event, and he started to establish TOLON STUDIO FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, a non-profit organization devoted to contemporary art.
Since 2005 his work has been on display in numerous exhibitions and festivals in Egypt and abroad.

"8-bit Portraits" is his first solo exhibition at Mashrabia gallery. The vernissage will take place on Sunday October 7, 2012 at 7:00 PM. The exhibition will run until Thursday November 8, 2012.

Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art
8, Champollion St.
Downtown - Cairo
Phone 02 25784494
Mobile 0100 1704554
Opening hours: Daily except Friday 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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