Sameh Al Tawil
Media Artist & Researcher
Born in Cairo, Egypt 1978, holds a BA in Art from the faculty of applied arts, German Diplom study at The Fine Art Academy in Munich ADBK under professor Olaf Metzel, MAH study. In media art histories at Donau university, Austria under professor Oliver Grau.Sameh Al Tawil is an Egyptian Contemporary, Media artist, researcher and Creative director in the field of Visual Arts, interactive Media and Media Art Histories. His work has been exhibited at galleries, festivals, and museums nationally & internationally including The New Museum of Contemporary Art in Munich, Germany (Pinakothek der moderne), The Egyptian Museum of Contemporary Art, Cairo; The ADBK fine art academy, Munich; The House of Art in Munich; The house of art gallery Frankfort; Youth Salon Cairo; The Center for Contemporary Art Cairo, Egypt; and the Uban Gallery, Munich, Germany, Ithuba Arts Gallery Johannesburg, 1st Di-Egy digital art festival, Cairo; Amaze festival Johannesburg, ZA; 1st Afiriperfoma Bienniale Harare, Zimbabwe and many group / solo exhibitions in Egypt, switzerland and Germany, Sameh’s works are in several private and public collections including The Contemporary Art Museum, Munich, Germany and The Contemporary Art Musseum, Cairo, Egypt. Awards including Nile Salon photography prize 2012, Youth Salon Award (1999,2000, 2004)), a Small pieces Exhibition (2002), ENPI Photography 2nd Prize 2010 and a commission from the Contemporary Art Museum in Munich for the SOLO project (2003), commission from the Modern Art Museum in Cairo for the “Knight” sculpture (2003) His work has been featured in LandEscape Magazine (November, 2013), Di-Egy Festival catalogue 2013, Al-Ahram Newspaper (February 2004, october 2013), and many other publications.