2017 - 2019 Dina Mohamed

Dina Mohamed is an artist and researcher living in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Her practice covers varied interests with a core concern in understanding the political despondency caused by complex intertwining structures of economics, politics and information technology and how can individuals and groups regain political agency under the deterministic logic of technology and the overflow of information. More importantly, how can such information be turned into knowledge.

Dina comes from an interdisciplinary background; She holds a BA degree in Philosophy from the American University in Cairo and an MA in Art Praxis from the Dutch Art Institute, ArtEZ. From 2010 to 2014 she worked as a human rights advocate in Egypt focusing on freedom of expression and creativity before moving to Lebanon where she had shifted her path to art practice.

In Beirut she attended the Home Workspace Program fellowship at Ashkal Alwan during year 2016/­2017. In that same year, she participated as a researcher/co-­curator, in ‘Contemporary Artistic “Revolutions”: An Institutional Perspective’ (Exhibition/Conference/Publication) at The American University in Beirut (AUB) Art Galleries.

Since she moved to the Netherlands, Dina has been collaborating with different artists. Her most recent work titled “Tracing Erased Memories” is a collaboration with artist Hilda Moucharrafieh. The work is a one­on­one multimedia walk that aims to connect cities and the memories of their residents through upheavals and political struggles by tracing testimonies around pivotal moments in the political climate of different cities. The project was shown in Amsterdam 2018 and London 2019. “Tracing Erased Memories” was the winner of The International Bursary Award at Fringe Festival Amsterdam 2018.

 

Learn more about Dina Mohamed’s written MA thesis: The Organic Artist: On the Integration of Art and Society

Learn more about Dina Mohamed’s "life after DAI" by means of their website