Available to work on assignment

︎ daniahany8@gmail.com
︎ @daniahany_


About


Dania Hany b.1995, is a Cairo based artist working with analog photography, text and archives. Her work explores themes of memory, poetry and intuition, engaging intimacy with personal narratives and tracing oral history.


Her work has been published in online magazines and blogs such as iGNANT and World Press Photo's Witness and exhibited in Cairo at Medrar for Contemporary Art, Cairo Photo Week, Rome at LoosenArt Gallery, Stockholm as part of Supermarket - Stockholm Independent Art Fair and Latvia at the International Summer School of Photography.

In 2019, she was selected for the Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP) grant/mentorship, mentored by Eric Gottesman. 

︎Cairo, Egypt


ONLINE MENTIONS

    IGNANT
    Witness - World Press Photo
    Filtergrade



    CLIENTS


    Drosos Foundation
    Eklego Design
    Startup Guide
    The Danish Institute for Dialogue
    CiC - Contemporary Image Collective
     Inca&Co
Artist Statement

My work explores themes of memory, poetry  and intuition. I mainly use analog photography as my medium for documentation but my work also includes drawing, text and archives.

My method of work moves between intuition and a research based methodology. In my day to day practice I rely on intuition to guide me through foreign places in an attempt to find intimacy and familiarity in them. I’m interested in how we perceive the spaces that surround us and how we remember them, guided by intuition I try to weave myself and  my own memories and experiences in and out of the work I produce.

While working on long-term projects, I rely on a research based methodology yet reserving a poetic approach to the visual form and narrative. In my recent ongoing project, I trace my family’s roots that go all the way to the mountains of the Caucasus, a big part of that project is researching the bigger narrative of history during that time period -late 19th century- but also documenting the oral history within my family, the stories that are inherited from one generation to another. The project also centers around questions of belonging, inherent memory and how trauma can be finely woven and inherited across generations.


   





    GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS


    AFAC - Arab Documentary Photography Program, 2019
    ISSP - Photography & The World 2019
    Tandem Scholarship for ISSP, 2019

    Prince Claus Foundation - Mobility Grant, 2019




SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


ISSP -  Photography and The World Group Exhibition, Latvia, 2019
LoosenArt, “Memories” Group Exhibition, Rome, Italy, 2018
She Tells Group Exhibition, Curated by Soma Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt, 2018
Supermarket - Stockholm Independent Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017
Roznama Group Exhibition at Medrar in collaboration with CiC (Contemporary Image Collective),
Awarded by CiC, 2015
Women’s Association Group Exhibition, in collaboration with Al-Qomra Photographic Collective, 2015

26th Youth Salon, Qasr El-Fenoun, 2015

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