artellewa and the swiss connection
artellewa is an art space, founded and managed by visual artist Hamdy Reda since 2007. The space is located in Ard El Lewa, a densely populated informal area located between two of Cairo’s informal areas, Imbiba and Boulak El Dakrour. artellewa creates a space for the formation and activation of dialogue between artists and society; facilitates artists projects, offers workshops for community members and emerging artists, exhibits art and hosts artists-in-residence in addition to providing special projects to enrich the civic and cultural life in Ard El Lewa, and use art to improve the urban environment.
artellewa aims to create a space for reflection during this time of transition; a space for rejuvenation of ideas and progressive thought and connect Ard El Lewa and its inhabitants with the broader culture of the city and the world through art, and creates a unique opportunity for Egyptian and foreign artists to interact and experiment with the local community and environment.
artellewa creates a space for the formation and activation of dialogue between artists and society.