Marwa Benhalim

Marwa Benhalim is a Libyan/Egyptian artist and curator based in Cairo, Egypt. Her interdisciplinary art practice employs language, mainstream culture, and objects as a tool to collapse and contentiously resist oppressive powers.

Her work utilizes text, sculpture, food, sound, video, and collaboration in the form of multimedia installations to reveal how power systems proliferated and established tools in shaping, directing, and dominating social and political thought and action. As both an artist and a curator, she constantly explores new mediums, spaces, and ideological constructs to create works and exhibitions.

Marwa Benhalim has participated in exhibitions in Mexico, Egypt, Lebanon, the USA, Italy, Spain, the UAE, and Morocco.

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

2021 | Cairo.eg | Scaffolding a Familiar Epoch by artist Yasmine El Meleegy: Curatorial project
2021 | Cairo.eg | TOKEN by artist Aya Tarek: Curatorial project
2021 | Cairo.eg | Attempting Abla Nazira: co-founder with artist Moza Almatrooshi

FORMATION

Texas.us | Southern Methodist University, TX: MFA
Cairo.eg | the American University in Cairo: BA
London.uk | University of the Arts London: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design