Doa Aly Shortlisted for
Abraaj Group Art Prize 2017
Gypsum is delighted to announce that Doa Aly has been shortlisted for the 9th edition of the prestigious Abraaj Group Art Prize 2017. Aly's work will be featured in a group exhibition accompanied by a catalogue curated by Omar Berrada launching this coming March in Art Dubai. This marks the 4th time in a row that an artist from Gypsum has been awarded the Abraaj Group Art Prize since the gallery opened in 2013, with Basim Magdy winning in 2014 and Setareh Shahbazi and Mahmoud Khaled shortlisted in 2015 and 2016 respectively. The annual prize recognises notable mid-career artists from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.
Doa Aly was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1976. She attended the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo and earned her BFA in painting in 2001. Working mostly with video and performance, Aly traces characters whose constant struggle for effectiveness lead to an ambiguous state.
Her group exhibitions include: “Nemocentric” at Charim Gallery, Vienna, and “Sounds As If” at D-CAF Festival, Cairo, in 2016; “A Prologue to the Past and Present State of Things” at the Delfina Foundation, London, and “Lest The Two Seas Meet” at the Warsaw Museum of Modern Art, in 2015; “AGITATIONISM”, Eva International Biennial, Limerick city, and “Dancing Light” at Huis Marseille Museum of Photography, Amsterdam, in 2014; “The Ungovernables” at the New Museum, New York City, in 2012; “Locus Agonistes: Practices and Logics of the Civic”, Meeting Points 6, at Beirut Art Center, and Argos center, Brussels, in 2011; “The Future of Tradition - The Tradition of Future” at the Haus Der Kunst, Munich, and “Living in Evolution”, the 7th Busan Biennial, in 2010; “What Keeps Mankind Alive?”, the 11th Istanbul Biennial in 2009; “Snap Judgments” at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and International Centre of Photography, New York City, in 2008 and 2006 respectively.