Basim Magdy

1977, Assiut, Egypt


Basim Magdy is particularly interested in creating narrative structures that explore the space between reality and fiction and its influence on science, history, global culture and the dissemination of knowledge. Magdy, shoots on film and expands the aesthetic possibilities by treating it with various fluids that dissolve the images and add new details. Thus presents a perception of the world that consists of multiple parallel trajectories sliding between past, present and future.

Magdy is Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year, 2016, winner of Abraaj Art Prize, 2014, winner of the Experimental Award at the Curtas Vila do Conde, Portugal, 2015, winner of the NEW:VISION Award, CPH:DOX Film Festival, Copenhagen and was shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize, 2012,, Kiev. Since 2013, his films have been screened in venues such as the 53rd NY Film Festival, The New Museum Triennial 2015, NY, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, NY, CPH:DOX Film Festival, Copenhagen, The 12th International Festival for Short Film, Vienna, The 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, Courtisane Film Festival, Belgium, the 44th International Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Whitechapel Gallery, London and Tate Modern.