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Amanda Kerdahi

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Amanda Kerdahi is a visual artist and DJ. Her installation work focuses on the evidence and residue of intimate conversations held between women in Cairo, Egypt. Kerdahi exhibits internationally, and in 2014, she received a grant from The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture for Filtered Conversations at Round Table. In 2018, she and Eto Otitigbe co-curated Topophilia, a video art exhibition with 16 international artists in an abandoned farmhouse in Nees, Denmark. She co-founded Benefsigy Studio, a 5 room artspace in downtown Cairo. Additionally, she organized Pop Up on the Nile, a series of women-centered dance parties on feluccas, which are popular motorboats on the Nile, and served as resident DJ. These vibrant events featured an eclectic mix of music deeply rooted in diaspora and encompassing multiple languages. She received a BFA in Digital Media, a BS in Psychology from the University of Houston and an MFA in Creative Practice from the University of Plymouth, UK. As part of eo Studio, she is a Creative Capital 2023 Awardee for Tankugbe Incubation Lab.