Adham Hafez is a theorist, curator, choreographer and director based in New York City and Berlin. Originally from Egypt, Adham Hafez’s work is an investment in anticolonial discourse, through the activation of hidden canons and minoritarian aesthetics. After having studied literature, critical theory, choreography and music between Egypt, Netherlands and the US, he continued studying Political Science under the tutelage of renowned philosopher Bruno Latour, at SciencesPo Paris. He is the founder of HaRaKa Platform, a collective of artists and academics that has created and toured work internationally since 2006; Cairography Publication, dedicated to uncovering contemporary essays on art and politics from the Middle East; and the ‘PRICKS’ conference series. Finally, in 2021, Adham Hafez founded Wizara, the first blockchain-based initiative supporting African, Arab and Asian artists to experiment with Web3.0 tools. As a scholar, he has published in Arabic and English on politics of performance, sexuality and Islam, climate change and art, and on anticolonial struggles. As an artist, his productions were presented at Sharjah Architecture Triennial (UAE), La Mama Theatre (New York), Hebbel Am Ufer Theatre (Berlin) among others.
Opening Performance by Adham Hafez/HaRaKa Platform
Thursday 30/06 - 19.00 - 20.00
Lecture on Digital Rights (worktitle)
Friday 01/07 - 13.00 - 14.30