Ezz Monem Biography

Ezz Monem is a photo-based artist from Egypt who lives and works in Melbourne. He uses photography to explore the pluralism of reality.The images playing with sensations of ambivalence and conflict, giving visual form to the multiplicity of identity in places, people, and objects.

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Monem sources the images from found photos, fiction films, videos and google street views. He utilizes the mechanical reproduction capabilities of the camera along with various darkroom techniques to transform them into photographic works and imaginary archives. Through the repurposing of images, he attempts to make autoethnographic works that come from his background, of growing up in Egypt and his experience migrating to Australia.

Monem graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University in 2007, but his explorations in visual arts began years earlier. His work has been shown in exhibitions in Egypt, Australia and various other countries in Europe and the Middle East. Recently, he had two recent solo shows at KINGS Artist-Run and Seventh gallery, and received the NOIR Darkroom Most Experimental Image award at the ILFORD CCP Salon. Monem is currently undertaking a Master of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), University of Melbourne.

Ezz Monem Featured Artworks

In search of Mohamed: archive of opening credits #3; Abna2 El Samt (Silence Sons) by Ezz Monem contemporary artwork photography
Ezz Monem In search of Mohamed: archive of opening credits #3; Abna2 El Samt (Silence Sons), 2021 Archival pigment print, Tasmanian Oak frame
29 x 41 cm
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In search of Mohamed: archive of opening credits #2; Abna2 El Samt (Silence Sons) by Ezz Monem contemporary artwork photography
Ezz Monem In search of Mohamed: archive of opening credits #2; Abna2 El Samt (Silence Sons), 2021 Archival pigment print, Tasmanian Oak frame
29 x 41 cm
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In Search of Mohamed: following the invisible by Ezz Monem contemporary artwork moving image
Ezz Monem In Search of Mohamed: following the invisible, 2021 Single-channel video, CRT TV. Sound by Sammy Said, 3:24 minutes loop
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In Search of Mohamed: relics #1 walking stick by Ezz Monem contemporary artwork sculpture
Ezz Monem In Search of Mohamed: relics #1 walking stick, 2021 Bronze, slate rock
150 x 50 x 35 cm
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In Search of Mohamed: Jabal Al-Nour (mountain of light); walking in solitude by Ezz Monem contemporary artwork moving image
Ezz Monem In Search of Mohamed: Jabal Al-Nour (mountain of light); walking in solitude, 2021 Single-channel video, CRT TV, metal plinth, 2:38 minute loop
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In Search of Mohamed: abstract portraits #2 by Ezz Monem contemporary artwork photography
Ezz Monem In Search of Mohamed: abstract portraits #2, 2020 Archival pigment prints, Tasmanian Oak frames
52 x 130 cm
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In Search of Mohamed: abstract portraits #1 by Ezz Monem contemporary artwork photography
Ezz Monem In Search of Mohamed: abstract portraits #1, 2020 Archival pigment print, Tasmanian Oak frame
96 x 140 cm
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