Cairo Bats خفافيش القاهرة are a collective of female artists based in Cairo who met to stage photographs through playful interactions in semi-public spaces. Act 1: The Roof was the first public exhibition of Cairo Bats work and assembled a series of pictures spanning a period of two years taken on roof tops in the city. Cairo Bats are currently working on a new body of work under the working title Act 2: The Play.
The Cairo Bats group has been working together for four years and currently consists of the artists Mai Al Shazly, Nadia Mounier, Hagar Masoud, Omneia NaguibYvonne BuchheimMagdalena Kallenberger.
Solo Exhibitions
2016
CAIRO BATS Act 1: The Roof, CIC Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, Egypt.
 
Exhibitions 
2018
CAIRO BATS performance, PALA LAB, SomoS Art Space, Berlin, Germany.
CAIRO BATS Act 1 : The Roof, Muséedes Cultures du Monde, Netherlands.
CAIRO BATS Act 1 : The Roof,  Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, USA.
2017 
CAIRO BATS Act 1: The Roof, Biennale Africaine de la photographie, at the National Museum of Mali.
2016
Meeting Points 8: Studio Cairo, curators: Giovanni Carmine, Malak Helmy, Raimundas Malasauskas and Christophe Wavelet.
Work: By Written I Mean Made (Cairo), performance by Marine Slater with Cairo Bats and Clare Noonan, 2016.

 
Collective Talk
2018
Cairo Bats Collective Talk, "PALA LAB - Collective Affairs" public program, SomoS Art Space, Berlin, Germany. 
2017
Cairo Bats Collective Talk, Darb 1718, Cairo, Egypt.
Cairo Bats Collective Talk, Photopia, Cairo, Egypt.
Residency
2018
PALA LAB, Artist laboratory, Berlin, Germany.

Media Reviews
APERTURE “Dispatches: Cairo“ exhibition review.
By Ismail Fayed // Issue 224 // Fall 2016
http://aperture.org/blog/dispatches-cairo/

Al Ahram “Cairo Bats – photography group turn rooftops into playful stage”.
Interview with the Cairo Bats by Soha Elsirgany // 2 April 2016
http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/198496.aspx

GIRLS LIKE US “Cairo Bats” // Vol. 2, No. 8 (2016)
https://www.printedmatter.org/catalog/45722/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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