apexart :: New York City Fellow :: Bassam el Baroni
Fellowship Program
Name: Bassam el Baroni
Visiting From: Alexandria, Egypt  
Dates of Fellowship: February 15 - March 14, 2007  
Recommended by: William Wells
Bassam el Baroni is an independent writer/curator based in Alexandria, Egypt. In late 2005 he co-founded Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF), a collectively run artist-led space, the first in Egypt's second largest city. As a writer he has written texts on the work of many artists, including Susan Hefuna, Amina Mansour, Mona Marzouk and Karim Rashid. His writings have also appeared in a number of local and international publications such as Bidoun, A-42 Arte and Culturas, and Canvas. His curatorial projects include the exhibition Family – You, Me and the Trajectories of a Post-Everything Era, PROGR - Zentrum für Kulturproduktion, Bern, Switzerland (2006) and Prototypes for an Advanced Outdoor Visual Culture (2006), an art in public spaces project in Alexandria with the artist duo Winter/Hörbelt and art students from Alexandria and Frankfurt.

FELLOWSHIP TALK: Modernism and Contemporaneity with Dina Ramadan
March 14, 2007