Mohamed Abdelkarim محمد عبد الكريم
I Like the Minute, I Hate the Minute
Video installation / 3 minutes / Cairo 2008
Born in El Minya in upper Egypt, Mohamed Abdelkarim completed his undergraduate degree in Art Education in Cairo in 2005. His first work was a series of animation projects, one of which received a prize in the 2007 Youth Salon. His first international exhibition was at the BJCM Biennale in Bari, Italy in 2008.
In 2008 he participated in the Salzburg Summer Academy. The theme of his class was identity, and the discussions that took place around that theme sparked his interest in exploring his own identity in the terms with which he found others to understand it. Abdelkarim’s work engages its subject matter not critically but rather within a framework of normalcy and compliance.