(Cairo Bats are a collective of female artists based in Cairo that meet to stage photographs through playful interactions in semi-public spaces.
The location of the roof at the margins of the domestic order of the house or the apartment, in between the private and the public, echoes in the groups recurring play with what can be seen and what is hidden from view and their relation to topics inherent to working with cameras such as the picture frame, light and darkness or the camera position.
The Cairo Bats group has been working together for two years and currently consists of the artists Mai Al Shazly, Yvonne Buchheim, Magdalena Kallenberger, Hagar Masoud, Nadia Mounier, Omneia Naguib).
(Cairo Bats inaugurates the new cover-project of Aleppo, commissioning or presenting every three month a reflection through the visual work of an artist or collective)
(Act 1: The Roof has been recently exhibited by CIC in Cairo. A review of the exhibition written by Ismail Fayed can be found on Aperture)
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Aleppo (Arabic: حلب / ALA-LC: Ḥalab, IPA: ['halab]) is the largest city in Syria
and the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world.
Aleppo is a laboratory for experiments in performance and politics.