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Ezz Monem

Ezz Monem, b. 1985, Cairo Egypt.
Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

Monem graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University in 2007, but his explorations in visual arts began years earlier. In 2003, he began to focus on photography besides his work as a software developer. His work has been shown in exhibitions and festivals in Egypt, Australia and various other countries in Europe and the Middle East.

He received awards such as the Golden Award at the Emirates International Photography Competition (2009), the Golden Award from Sharjah Awards for Arab Photo (2011), the Salon Award from the 24th Youth Salon in Egypt (2013), and recently, the NOIR Darkroom Most Experimental Image at the ILFORD CCP Salon (2019). He also had two recent solo shows at KINGS Artist-Run and Seventh gallery in Melbourne. Monem is currently doing a Master of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), University of Melbourne.

Artist’s studio at the VictorialCollege of the Arts (VCA), 2018
The Pyramids Postcards: Following the Policeman, installation view at KINGS Artist-Run gallery, Melbourne, 2019. Photo by Chris Bowes. Left: ThePyramids Postcards: Following the Policeman, Oil on Silver Gelatin prints, edition 1 of 5 + 1AP, 41x29cm each, custom Tasmanian Oak frame. Right: Delivered postcards, Oil on Silver Gelatin print, silkscreen, stamps, text in an acrylic box, 52x35x25cm
The Pyramids Postcards: Following the Policeman, VCA Artspace in 2018, Oil on Silver Gelatin prints, 15x10cm each
Map of the virtual path where I followed the policeman, Silver Gelatin photogram print 40×27.5cm, KINGS Artist-Run gallery, Melbourne, 2019
Delivered postcards, Oil on SilverGelatin print, silkscreen, stamps, text, acrylic box, 52x35x25cm, KINGS Artist-Run gallery, Melbourne, 2019
I see. I can see you’re tired of living here, installation view at VCA Artspace, pigment prints, Tasmanian Oak frames, edition 1 of 5, 2021
Delivered Orders, c-type prints,edition 1 of 6, 70x33cm each, cardboards, pizza boxes, Seventh gallery, Melbourne, 2020. Photo by: Lucy Foster
In search of Mohamed: TypologyI, 81 slides, slide projector, case, stool, VCA Artspace, Melbourne,2021


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