Omar Kholeif
Works in London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Omar Kholeif (Egypt/UK) is a writer, curator and editor (and sometime producer, musician and filmmaker). His work focuses on issues of narrative, geography and satire for a hyperbolic and accelerationist global culture. He is currently Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery (London), Senior Visiting Curator at Cornerhouse and HOME (Manchester) as well as Senior Editor of Ibraaz Publishing. Previously he headed up Art and Technology at SPACE (London) where he was director of The White Building, London's centre for art and technology, and was Curator at FACT, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (Liverpool). Kholeif has also been Artistic Director at the Arab British Centre, London and founding director of the UK's Arab Film Festival.

In 2015, curated FOCUS: Middle East, North Africa and Mediterranean (MENAM) a new acronym, which he coined, as well as the Cyprus Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale and the Abraaj Group Art Prize at Art Dubai, UAE.

Omar Kholeif is the author and/or editor of over a dozen books including, Vision, Memory and Media (2010), Far and Wide: Nam June Paik (2013), You Are Here: Art after the Internet (2014) and Jeddah Childhood Circa 1994 (2014)

He can be reached through his site
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European Media Arts Residency Exchange - Open Call

Thu Nov 15, 2012 00:00

Liverpool , United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The European Media Art Network and its partners are delighted to announce an open call for applications as part of EMARE Mexico Programme. The programme will provide residencies between April and September 2013 in Mexico, England, Germany, France and the Netherlands.

If you are a Mexican based Media Artist in the fields of film and media including internet and computer based art, filmmakers, sound and video artists, then you are invited to apply for a two month artist residency at IMPAKT, Utrecht, Netherlands; Bandits Mages, Bourges, France; FACT, Liverpool, United Kingdom or at Werkleitz Centre for Media Arts in Halle, Germany.
If you are a European Artist working within these field, then you are eligible to apply for a two months residency at Centro Multimedia in Mexico City and Centro de Arte y Nuevas Technologias (CANTE) in San Luis Potosi.
Students are not permitted, but young artists encouraged. EMARE MEXICO includes a grant of 2000 Euro, free accommodation, up to 900 Euro travel expenses, access to the technical facilities and media labs and a professional presentation. In addition, participating 3 will take part at the final exhibition as part of the Transitio_MX Festival in Mexico City in October 2013. Entries should be submitted online and have to upload a CV, (audio) visual reference projects documentation and a proposal sketch for the project which should be developed within EMARE.

For more info, the application form or to email questions, please visit: