Halim Ramses is a visual artist, cultural practitioner and researcher based in Cairo. He is the founder of “Re-imagining Egyptology”, a research project and public program and artistic platform that is collaborative and communal. Through his project, he aims to address the lack of intersectional and reflective discussions that regenerate violent stereotypes about self and other. The program offers a space for an array of emerging artists to come together and work collaboratively through discussion, pooling resources and creating work that navigates perceived and constructed notions of Egyptian identity, and how Egyptian history is appropriated, used and potentially abused.
Throughout his artwork, he interacts with themes related to memory, especially the memory of objects and spaces. He works across mediums such as photography, video, storytelling, performance, and discursive formats.
Halim holds a BA in Art & Design from MSA University in Cairo. Halim’s work has featured in several publications and exhibitions in Egypt. His most recent work is a spell that will allow Hetshepsute to escape the museum to dip her feet in the Nile, and hopefully also make her way back in through the tight security. The spell was exhibited at Plage Champollion 2nd Edition exhibition at Access Art Gallery, Cairo in 2022.