Tales and stories
Amado AlFadni at La Maison d’Odile
15 November – 23rd December 2023
Institut Français d’Égypte

In collaboration with Institut Français d’Égypte, The one room projects and helmoaz, we are happy to announce the upcoming art exhibition, ” Tales and Stories”, Amado AlFadni at La Maison d’Odile, as an inspiration from his art residency at Maison d’Odile.

At the end of the village of Bernède, where the road leads to the old historic bell tower and beyond the imposing tree that marks its entrance, stands a traditional house with exposed wooden beams. A refuge on the edge of vast cultivated fields where wild animals sometimes pass by, La Maison d’Odile has been a place of experimentation for international artists for over two years. Here, Amado AlFadni stayed for three weeks, giving birth to a collection of works today exhibited at the French Institute in Cairo, Egypt.

However, today, Amado AlFadni will not speak of Odile, of the history of a house, of a family, or a village. He will not even talk of his personal story, lived between the streets of Cairo and the family intimacy of his Sudanese origins. For this exhibition, the artist guides us toward a fluid reading of unpublished works that interweave distant stories, legends, iconic figures, and historical events that have shaped the European and African continents.

This exhibition is both a testimony to the artist’s experience in the residency and the restitution of a universal imagination that links past and present while bringing together distant places and communities.

Curatorial Team
Alessandra Chiericato
Heba El Moaz