Myths and Legends Room – The Mural, 2010

Hala Elkoussy
Myths and Legends Room – The Mural, 2010
Forty-eight framed colour photographs
75 x 75 cm each
Colour photographic paper
300 x 900 cm overall
Installation view
Photo by Alfredo Rubio


In film, video, photography and installation, Hala Elkoussy considers the events and individuals left out of official accounts, highlighting the complexities of urban communities. In 2004, Elkoussy co-founded the Contemporary Image Collective, an artist-run initiative based in Cairo.

Recent exhibitions include the Museum für Photographie, Braunschweig, Germany (2012); National Museum of Carthage, Tunisia (2012); Museum of Art and Design, New York (2010); Sharjah Biennial (2009); Göteborg Konsthall, Sweden (2009); Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK (2007); Tate Modern, London, UK (2007); Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico (2007); the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (2006) and Istanbul Biennial, Turkey (2005), among other venues.

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 11


Elkoussy, Hala

Myths and Legends Room – The Mural

Myths and Legends Room – The Mural looks at the genre of large-scale wall painting as commemorative propaganda art, making reference to murals and dioramas that celebrate the history of modern Egypt.