From July on Amal Kenawy (Egypt) will stay and work for three months at the Thami Mnyele Studio in Amsterdam. Just recently Amal showed her work at the Venice BiŽnnial and she received the first prize of the Sharja BiŽnnial. Amal is invited to stay at the Thami Mnyele Studio as she received the Thami Mnyele Award at the Dakar BiŽnnial 2006 where Thami Mnyele initiated, as member of Res Artis, the Res Artis meeting and awards, 11 fully funded residences as biennial prizes. More information see below, and at www.amalkenawy.com
Last May 2006,the Thami Mnyele Foundation initiated ,as member, a Res Artis delegation participated in the entire program of the DakíArt 2006, the Biennial of African Contemporary Art . Res Artis is The International Association of Residential Arts Centres, a foundation based in the Netherlands. Ten Res Artis member organisations offered 11 fully-funded residencies as biennial prizes. The awards were presented to the African artists during a public presentation of the Res Artis Network.
In 2007, these residencies will take place, the African artists will travel throughout the world, hosted by the various organizations.
the Thami Mnyele Foundation, artist in residence for african artists, awarded The egyption artist Amal El kenawy a residency for three months in the Netherlands. In the coming months july, august and september she will work in the Thami Mnyele studio in Amsterdam.
The last year Amal El kenaway has been part of interesting projects and expositions. She takes part of the Check-list Luanda pop African paviljon at the Venice Biennale www.labiennale.org/ and she won the first price at the Sharjah Biennale. www.sharjahbiennial.org/