Mariam Elnozahy (Egypt/USA)
a curator, an archivist, and a cultural manager based in Cairo at the Townhouse Gallery. She focuses primarily on critical, community-based work and seeks to promote Egyptian contemporary artistic practices.In 2017, Mariam Elnozahy ran the Rewriting Criticism programme, a year-long writing-intensive school which aimed to widen the scope of art criticism in a field under strenuous socio-political circumstances. She is also the founder of the Open Index Archive, an open-source platform for contemporary art documentation in Egypt. Mariam Elnozahy graduated with honours from Barnard College of Columbia University with a degree in history.
As part of Re–Directing: East Designing Futures curatorial residencies, Mariam Elnozahy took part in the East European–North African–Middle East Forum on 9 June 2019 at Biennale Warszawa.