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Noha Mokhtar

Noha Mokhtar (*1987, Geneva) is a Swiss-Egyptian visual artist and anthropologist who lives and works in Zurich and New York. She studied Photography at the Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne (ECAL) and Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Berne. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Social Anthropology and Critical Media Practice at Harvard University. Her anthropological work focuses on Egypt, where she studies the relationship between kinship/forms of belonging, space and materiality. Her artistic practice includes photography, sculpture, installation, video, and borrows from methods of ethnographic research. Many of her projects articulate her interest in how architecture and objects relate to social and political questions around concept of culture, family and power. Her work has been exhibited at Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich; Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau; Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva; Townhouse Gallery, Cairo; Swiss Institute, Rome and Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne among other. She has received various grants and awards including: Landis&Gyr (2020), Werkbeitrag Kanton Zurich (2018), Kiefer Hablitzel (2017), a Fulbright Grant (2016) and the Swiss Design Award by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture (2012). She has also been awarded artist and research residencies in Kosovo, New York City, Cairo and Beirut.