Ahmed El Shaer is a contemporary artist born in Cairo, Egypt in 1981 and currently lives and works in New York-USA. El Shaer is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice spans the mediums of installation, photography, sound, and moving images with a particular interest in new technologies. Holds B.F.A., Faculty of Art and Education, and Currently is a P.h.D student at computing and games department in Abertay University Scotland-UK. He exhibited in various international art venues including 56th Venice Biennal, Venice-Italy (2015). Bamako Biennale, Bamako-Mali (2011). Cairotronica New Media Festival, Cairo-Egypt.Sanctioned Array, White Box, New York, USA (2010). Solo show at the Museum of the Moving Image New York-USA(2019). Rencontres Internationales festival Paris/Berlin.
El Shaer was awarded several times including the Fulbright fellowship in Los Angeles at UCLA Game Lab 2018, salon of youth honored award 2002, first award in media 2003, first award in media art 2013 Cairo -Egypt. He was granted several artists in residence programs, Prohelvetia, Zurich 2009, Cite International D’Arte Paris invited by French Institute, France 2016, ART OMI RESIDENCY, NEW YORK, USA 2012.
His work is in public collections including New Cinema, Paris-France, and The Musem of Modern art in Cairo-Egypt. His works have been featured in several publications including Contemporary Practices Magazine, Hanan al-Cinema Affections for the Moving Image MIT press By Laura U. Marks.