Born in Cairo, Sherif Awad is an art/film/video curator who worked as a programmer, communications attachÃ© and editor of film publications since 1993 in both Cairo and Alexandria Film Festivals.
Between 1993 and 2000, Awad was Marketing Manager in the
Egyptian regional offices of Fox/Warner and UIP. In the last three years, he also curated Arab and foreign film/video programs in several European countries including Italy, Sweden and Ireland as well as in the Egyptian Contemporary Art Gallery Darb 1718. In addition to his contribution to several specialized publications, he was Chief Editor of both The Ticket Entertainment Magazine and the art journal Contemporary Practices. He is currently holding the
position of the Film/Art Editor of Egypt Today Magazine, the leading English published monthly magazine in Egypt. He is also writer/producer for film/art TV shows on satellite channels
broadcasting in the Middle East area including the weekly program Cinemascope airing on Dream TV. In the last few years, Awad hascovered international festivals like Berlin, Cannes, Istanbul,Taormina, Rome, Dubai, Oran and Tribeca for both TV and Publications.
He has recently been assigned by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture as general coordinator of the 25th Alexandria Biennale opening December 17, 2009.
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