Ash Moniz is a Cairo based multi-disciplinary artist whose practice spans performance, installation, video and film. Along with a BA from OCAD University (Toronto), Moniz has participated in independent study programs such as Raw Academy (Dakar, Senegal), the Harun Farocki Institute (Berlin, Germany) and Mass Alexandria (Alexandria, Egypt). Moniz’s exhibitions include solo shows at Townhouse Gallery (Cairo), Sishang Museum (Beijing), and HMFF (Nanjing); and group shows at Forum Expanded | Berlinale (Berlin), the Dakar Biennale (Dakar), and the Minsheng Museum (Shanghai) [among others]. They currently write art criticism for the Egyptian online-magazine Mada Masr, and have taught at the Cairo Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences. Their written works have also been published in peer review journals, such as Thresholds at MIT. Moniz was a member of the artist collective ADL from 2014-2018, and were the assistant curator of the AMNUA Museum in Nanjing, China, in 2014/15. They are currently a part of the artist collective Utterance Lab, in Cairo.
Ash Moniz is the recipient of Mariitime portal residency research grant initiated by All the Way South and As you go…roads under your feet, towards the new future inquiry.