The Situation Is Fluid, 2011

Ayman Ramadan
The Situation Is Fluid, 2011
Mixed-media installation, signs, photographs and book
Installation view
Courtesy of the artist


Islamic concepts and forms, folk superstitions and rituals are reconfigured in the contemporary street life that forms the basis of Ayman Ramadan's work.

Ramadan has exhibited at the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA (2012); Mediamatic, Amsterdam (2010) and Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen, Denmark (2010), among other venues.

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 11


Ramadan, Ayman


When I first came across a picture of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, I noticed how much it resembles the Islamic breaking of the fast – known as Iftar in Arabic – during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan, Ayman

The Situation Is Fluid

In May 2011, I was commissioned by Bidoun magazine to produce a bilingual street sign in English and Arabic – the type that is commonly seen in Cairo.