Amira Hanafi


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Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:


  • Bashkatib, Co-founder, Artist, Author, and Poet

ISEA Bio(s) Available:


  • ISEA2020

    Amira Hanafi is a poet and artist working with language as a material. Her work has been shown in online and offline exhibitions in cities around the world, most recently in Aarhus, Chicago, Vilnius, Montréal, New York City, and Lisbon. Her texts have been published in Matrix, Makhzin, Fence, Ibraaz, American Letters & Commentary, and Index on Censorship, among other publications. She is the author of the books Forgery (Green Lantern Press) and Minced English, a number of limited edition artist’s books, and several works of electronic literature, including as part of the award-winning transdisciplinary project, A dictionary of the revolution.

    Amira also works as a writer, teacher, publisher, researcher, administrator, and cultural organizer. She is a fellow of the Clore Leadership Programme. In 2013, she co-founded Bashkatib, an organization that is building a network of community media outlets run by teenagers in Egypt and Tunisia. She manages an online platform for artist opportunities.

    Amira holds US and Egypt passports and has made her home in both countries.


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Last Known Location:


  • United States of America

Previous Location(s):


  • EG


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