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  • About mahatat

    A Cairo-based social and cultural enterprise founded in 2011. Through contemporary art practices, Mahatat seeks to transform public spaces, create opportunities for exposure to the arts and offer needs-based learning experiences to artists, practitioners and entrepreneurs.

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  • Our Work

    We are facilitators, curators, consultants, and producers on matters related to arts in public space and community art. Collaborate with us

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  • Projects

    Opera on balconies, a wonderbox tour, street theatre, circus in the metro, a communal mosaic, marching band on the road, to name but a few…

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News

El-Ezba Theatre
Posted in: News
28/11/2017

Masrah El Ezba (El-Ezba Theatre) is an art, architecture and performance-based project that incorporates the skills and materials of the craftsmanships-rich community of Ezbet Khairallah. The resulting artwork gives off an iconic presence but also catalyzes neighborhood-bound performance and entertainment activities in an intimate open-air theatre setting of 40-50 audience capacity. Located on top of […]

Rent Our Room
Posted in: News
12/10/2017

Mahatat for contemporary art offers a unique workspace, accessible to most of the city’s residents.   Located at a classical building in El-Rawda, Al-Manial neighborhood, Mahatat offers the perfect economical solution for startups, artists, and young professionals. It’s suitable for long-term and short-term periods, for workshops and office-use. The well-lit, 30m2, room can host from 20 to 25 guests, […]

Art of Transit 9: Tales’ Nights
Posted in: News
19/06/2017

A 5-day tour as a part of our Art of Transit project which features tours by performing artists and musicians through different decentralized cities in Egypt. The tour of a storytelling performance of the “Kalila & Dimna” stories, was accompanied by music and light design in the form of a contemporary performance during 10-15 June in […]

Co-Writing Lab
Posted in: News publications

Tales of Community Art and Art in Public Space” was a three-days co-writing lab organized in Cairo in spring 2017 by Mahtatat for Contemporary Art. The Co-writing lab is a space to document shared experiences, ideas and methods. The lab brought together forty-one artists, practitioners, and culture makers from Egypt, France, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Occupied Palestinian […]

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