whose gaze is it anyway?: lecture by omar kholeif (egypt/uk)

November 3, 2014


In this illustrated lecture Omar Kholeif  takes us through a journey of recent projects, interweaving cinema, performance, and critical analysis, focusing on the colonized image. What shift has occurred between image production from the 20th to the 21st centuries?  The world is a fantasy created from multiple imaginations - colonized not by one colonizer but my multiple authors exploding like mushroom clouds in both virtual and public spaces. What kind of revolution does this leave us with?

Omar Kholeif is a writer, curator and editor. He is Curator at Whitechapel Gallery, London, Senior Curator at Cornerhouse, Manchester and Senior Editor at Ibraaz Publishing. In 2015, he curates, the Abraaj Group Art Prize, the Armory Show Focus and the Pavilion of Cyprus at the 56th Venice Biennale. In 2014, he released four books including, You Are Here: Art After the Internet and Jeddah Childhood circa 1994. He is also attempting to record his first album.

Image Caption: Film-still from Aleih el-Awad (What a loss), Dir. Ali Abdel-Khalek, 2003. And add smthg like: One of the films featured in Maha Maamoun's Domestic Tourism II, 2008-9.