Batool El Hennawy is currently our researcher and content developer. She is currently completing her degree in Fine Arts at Helwan University, Egypt. She has been working in the realm of critical pedagogy and creative practice for the past three years. She is interested in the transnational dimension of education and social justice, with a particular focus on collective learning and storytelling as a pedagogical form.
Ezz is our Communication officer. He is a former student of geology he decided that his interests were more into the field of social studies. Now he is second year BA student of sociology at the University of Alexandria with an interest in cinema, culture and history. Currently, he is researching accessibility of public spaces in Cairo. Previously he has worked with several NGOs and independent projects in the field of culture and journalism tackling socio-economic topics.
Sarah El-Haddad is currently our Business developer. Sarah is young Egyptian artist, traveller and marketer, graduated from AUC- Fine Arts and minor Business Administration. El-Haddad tries to mix her three fields of interest in her daily life with five-year experience in the three fields. El-Haddad strongly believes in the development of the society through Arts and always supports environmental projects, creating upcycled products from trash.
Omnia Emad is currently the Office & Administration Manager at Mahatat for contemporary art. She holds a Diploma in Business Administration & Information Systems from Helwan University and has three years of experience in the administrative field. Prior to Mahatat for contemporary art, Omnia held the position of Office Manager in several key organizations and companies, included Egyptian Group for Media, Arabrec for recruitment, Rio Advertising & Publishing, One for Modern Furnishing, and Raya Trade Distribution Organization. Omnia believes in having a life filled with diverse experiences in order to gain exposure to different kinds of people and simultaneously enhance her personal and professional skills.
Cultural manager Heba ElCheikh studied French, translation and journalism, and in 2012 she completed her Masters degree in Art Management, with a focus on community arts and evaluation at Utrecht School of the Arts in the Netherlands. In 2011, she co-founded Mahatat for contemporary art. She believes in democratization of the arts, and as such has worked to decentralize and make them available to everyone through art in public spaces and community art projects. Her professional experience ranges from management training and facilitating, interpreting and journalism (radio and print media), to website editing. In 2009, she co-founded The “Journey Cultural Group” in Alexandria, aiming to promote youth creativity and critical thinking through culture and the arts. Having travelled to Morocco, France, Spain, Kenya, Italy, England, Belgium, Germany, Syria, Indonesia, Thailand and the USA, Heba ElCheikh has published fieldwork-based articles in French and Arabic weeklies and magazines, and covers art and travel, local community life style, culture and legacy.