Amira Hanafi

Amira Hanafi is a writer and artist living and working in Cairo, Egypt. Aside her creative practice in publishing and performance, she works as a consultant to artists and cultural organisations and manages an online resource for artists. She builds and develops projects with a commitment to justice and love of difference. These days, she publishes most of her work online; it has also been exhibited in galleries in Vilnius, Montréal, Valetta, Lisbon, Cairo, New York, Chicago, and elsewhere. She is the author of the books 'Forgery' and 'Minced English.' Her recent project, A dictionary of the revolution, won the 2018 New Media Writing Prize and the Artraker Award for Changing the Narrative. In 2013, she co-founded Bashkatib, a network of youth-run community media outlets in Egypt.

How the Fellowship impacted me

My fellowship year challenged me to articulate my values, again and again. With greater clarity, I'm making more confident choices in my life and career.