Malak Helmy is an artist and writer working between video, sound, text, objects and the (architectural) sites in which they’re hosted. Writing into areas such as digital dust and state collapse, leisure communities and carbon compounds, semantic hiccups and historical referents, her work fuses personal memory with circulating information, blurring lines between real and fictionalised sites or events.
Her work has been exhibited at the Aspen Art Museum, 64th and 63rd Berlinale Forum Expanded, Camera Austria, CCA Singapore, Mercosul, EVA International and Gwangju Biennials and Beirut. Her writing has been a part of The Cyprus Pavilion Bienniale Arte 2015 reader; oo-oo.co; Happy Hypocrite (forthcoming); Log – Journal for Architecture and Urbanism and Ibraaz. She co-initiated Emotional Architecture, a writing and publication project whose first two publications are released this year. And is co-editing Stationary02 published by Spring Workshop, HK.
Malak is currently based in Cairo, Egypt.