Tag Archives: Aya Tarek

Ode to Alexandria – Where it all began

Definition of irony: I lived almost twenty years in Alexandria, but it was only after I moved to Cairo and started writing about graffiti that I found all threads leading me back home. It seemed that everyone I spoke to … Continue reading

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Women in Graffiti: A Tribute to the Women of Egypt

It’s a battle, being a woman in an Arab country, but perhaps the dire conditions makes us fighters. Since January 25, so many foreign reporters have waxed on about the awakening of Arab women in the Arab Spring; and how … Continue reading

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Egyptian Graffiti Artists Exhibit Around the World

The past two years have given good exposure to the Egyptian street art scene. With increasing international media focus on graffiti artists – I’ve lost count of the number of print articles, news shorts and documentaries made – comes increasing … Continue reading

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Writing About Graffiti in Cairo- One Year On

If this post comes across as offensive, arrogant or downright nasty to anyone, I apologise in advance; I literally woke up on the wrong side of bed and pulled a shoulder, so I’m cranky; plus this matter has been on … Continue reading

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Spanish Graffiti Artist Comes to Cairo: Eva Mena

Eva Mena, aka Den, is a 33-year-old graffiti artist from Bilbao, Northern Spain, who came to Egypt this week to take part in the Fourth Mediterranean Hip Hop Festival (also called Meeting of Mediterranean Urban Culture for some reason), sponsored … Continue reading

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