HASSAN KHAN

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Hassan Khan (* 1975) is an artist, musician, and writer. He lives and works in Cairo, Egypt.

Khan has been working with the Temple Theater Company since its inception in the early nineties.

Recent exhibitions include: Flow My Tears the Policeman Said, MMK, Frankfurt, 2015; Hassan Khan, Kodak Passageway, D-CAF, Cairo 2014; The Unrest of Forms, Secession, Vienna 2013; Hassan Khan, SALT, Istanbul 2012; Documenta 13, Kassel 2012; Intense Proximity, Paris Triennial 2012; and The Ungovernables, New Museum Triennial, New Museum, New York 2012.

In October 2013 for the Nuit Blanche Festival Khan premiered Composition for a Public Park a large-scale multichannel music and lights installation at the Parc du Belleville in Paris.

He also regularly performs his own music live; recent appearances include: Portikus, Frankfurt 2015; Forget Amnesia Festival, Stromboli 2014 : Oslo 10, Basel 2014; L'eveil du Printemps, Toulouse 2014; Klangzeit Festival, Münster 2014; Maerz Musik Festival, Berlin 2013; Ghetto, Istanbul, 2013; Auditorium du Louvre, Paris 2012; Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Venice, 2012; and as the opening act for the 1st D-CAF Festival, Cairo, 2012.

His publications include The Agreement (2011) and Nine Lessons Learned from Sherif El Azma (2009) and his album tabla dubb (2007) is available on the 100Copies label.

HUSSEIN BAYDOUN

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Hussein Baydoun is a Lebanese artist, art director and set designer.

Hussein Baydoun is a Lebanese artist, art Director and Set Designer.

Born in Beirut, with its architectural and urban chaos, Hussein quickly found himself questioning the relationship between the private space and the public space.

Baydoun has collaborated with many theatre artists such as Issam Bou Khaled, Ahmed El Attar and Sawsan Bou Khaled. Since 2005, he's worked as a set designer on feature films, including ‘Waiting' by Rashid Masharawi (2008), ‘The Dawn of the World' by Abbas Fadhel (2011), ‘When I Saw You' by Anne- Marie Jacir (2012). Recently, he worked with Ghassan Salhab on his latest films, ‘La Valée' (2013) and ‘Une Histoire de fou' by Robert Guédiguian (2014).

Baydoun has designed sets and costumes for all of El Attar's work since 2000.

NEVINE EL IBIARY

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Nevine El Ibiary has a BA in Theatre from the American University in Cairo (AUC) where she directed several plays and worked in various student and university productions.

Since her graduation in 2000, Nevine El Ibiary has been working with the Temple Independent Theatre Company, as assistant director and as tour manager with the company’s productions in Europe and the Middle-East. In 2005, she co-directed Mother I want to be a millionaire, and in 2006 About Othello or who’s afraid of William Shakespeare with Director Ahmed El Attar.

Nevine El Ibiary has also been working as a freelance producer in several projects with the Ford Foundation and the Young Arab Theatre Fund.

Since 2005, co-founder of Studio Emad Eddin Foundation, Nevine El Ibiary, has occupied the position of director of workshops and residencies where she conceives and organizes over two-dozen workshops and training programs every year covering mainly in the performing arts.

She is also the founder and director of 2B Continued Laboratory and Festival which produces four new works in theatre and dance for young Egyptian artists every other year in Cairo since 2008

Between 2010 and 2012, Nevine El Ibiary has managed SEE Foundation’s two-year Euro-Arab exchange Project funded by the European Commission and in partnership with various institutions in Europe and the Middle-East.

CHARLIE ÅSTRÖM

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Charlie Åström is a light and set designer, director and playwright who has been working in stage art in Sweden and internationally for more than 30 years. He is well known in Sweden for his work with experimental independent groups as well as at The Royal Dramatic Theater.

Charlie Åström recently received a Master's degree in directing and dramaturgy for movement based performing arts from the Stockholm Art School and since 2004 he has been the artistic director of his own company Studio Oscuro. His experience growing up as CODA (child of deaf adults) has also led him to work recurrently at Tyst Teater, a Swedish sign language based Theater Company.

Since 2002, Charlie Åström has initiated and worked in various stage art projects including workshops and education programs about light design in the Middle East.

The Last Supper is his forth collaboration with Ahmed El Attar since 2004.

Learn more about Charlie Åström’s work at: studiooscuro.se