Amanda Kerdahi (Egypt/USA)
Amanda KM is an Egyptian-American visual artist who uses video, installation, and performance to explore the connections between object and subject. Throughout her work, she amasses objects, which are deemed invaluable, to mark a particular time or event.
She was raised in Texas and, in 2005, graduated from the University of Houston with a BFA in Photography and BS in Psychology. In 2013, she earned her MFA from Transart Institute, through the University of Plymouth, UK.
Since 2007, she has been based in Cairo. Her current work focuses on the evidence and residue of intimate conversations held between women in Cairo.
KM exhibits internationally, and in 2014, she received a grant from The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture for Filtered Conversations at Round Table.
KM has a natural inclination to collect. She deliberately keeps the ashtray full; she collects cigarette butts- in a sense, she collects herself.
Amanda KM is participating in a MEETINGS project in Lemvig 2016-17 in collaboration with Jette Ellgaard.