hunt kastner

Born in 1977, Assiut, Egypt



1996 - 2000

Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt (BFA Painting)

Awards and Prizes:


Deutsche Bank “Artist of the Year 2016”


Winner of the Experimental Award at the Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival, Portugal.


Winner of the NEW:VISION Award, CPH:DOX Film Festival, Copenhagen
Winner of the Abraaj Art Prize, Dubai


Shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev

Solo exhibitions:


Two Ghosts Discuss Invisibility in Front of a Mirror, Gypsum Gallery, Cairo, EG
A Peacock and a Hippo Walk into an Existential Debate, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, FR

An Escalator Descending Towards Mysterious Time Machines, artSümer, Istanbul, TR


Two Ghosts Discuss Invisibility in Front of a Mirror, Gypsum Gallery, Cairo, EG

Folds of Existence, American Medium, New York, USA

To Hypnotize Them With Forgetfulness, University Galleries at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, USA


It All Started With a Map and a Picture of Scattered Little Houses, curated by Laura Barlow, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, QA

The Stars Were Aligned for a Century of New Beginnings, curated by Omar Kholeif, MCA Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL, USA
The Stars Were Aligned for a Century of New Beginnings, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

No Shooting Stars, satellite 9 programme, curated by Heidi Ballet, Jeu de Paume, Paris, FR

Film Programme, Tramway, Glasgow, UK


Grace of Intention: Photography, Architecture and the Monument, MoCP – Museum of Contemporary Photography, curated by Karen Irvine, Chicago, USA
Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015 – MoMA – Museum of Modern Art,Curated by Quentin Bajac, Roxana Marcoci and Lucy Gallun. New York, USA
The Ones Who Refuse To Forget, artSümer, Istanbul, TR

The Relentless Repetition of Reality, curated by Rosa Lleo and João Laia, The Green Parrot, Barcelona, ES
Great Tricks From Your Future, D-CAF Festival, curated by Mai Abu ElDahab, Cairo, EG
The Many Colors of the Sky Radiate Forgetfulness, Cecilia Brunson Projects, curated by Regine Basha, London, UK


Measuring the Last Breaths of Time on a Fading Scale, Gypsum Gallery, Cairo, Egypt, EG
An Absent Population Laughs at its Haunting Withdrawal, Art in General, curated by Anne Barlow, New York, USA
Our Shadows Gasped at the Sight of Their Own Multiplying Shadows, State of Concept, curated by Iliana Fokianaki Athens, GR
Crystal Ball – IndieMovingImage 2014 – ZDB – Galeria Zé dos Bois, curated by Joao Laia, Lisbon, PT


A Future of Mundane Miracles, hunt kastner, show curated by Marketa Stara, Prague
A Steady Progress of Nothingness, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York, USA
Basim Magdy, Espace Croisé – Centre d’Art Contemporain, curated by Mo Gourmelon, Roubaix, FR
Confronting the Monster in a Monster Costume, Centre Culturel Suisse, curated by Jean-Paul Felley and Olivier Kaeser, Paris, FR
How to Build an Invisible Monument, Coburn Gallery, curated by Jessica Hunter Larsen, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, USA


When Thought Evades the Great Thinker, .artSümer, Istanbul, TR


1 Pie in the Sky – with Flaka Haliti, Platform Sarai, curated by Didem Yazici, Frankfurt, DE


One Day We Will Shine Like The Stars, KÖR Kunsthalle Wien public space Karlsplatz, curated by Katarzyna Uszynska, Vienna, AT


Pray For Me, Fondazione Teseco Per l’Arte, curated by Stefano Coletto, Pisa, IT
1968: Memorial to a Rising Continent, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York, USA
Last Good Deed, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, curated by Sabine Schaschl, CH


On A Better Day Than This, Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt, EG
Blank Light, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, with Jérôme Leuba, Basel, Switzerland, CH


Brief Encounters with Semi-Fictional Worlds, Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Alexandria, Egypt, EG
The Common Deceit of Reality, Okay Mountain, curated by Regine Basha, Austin, USA
Lost Arks, Uszynska Schaufenster, curated by Katarzyna Uszynska, Vienna, AT
Gazing at the Miracle of Civilization, ARCO Projects, Madrid, Spain, ES


In the Grave of Intergalactic Utopia, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York, USA


Your New Life with Your Old Enemies, ObjectNotFound Project Space, Monterrey, Mexico, MX
Current Whereabouts Unknown, Tyler Drosdeck and Basim Magdy, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York, USA


Dream on, Neue Kunst Halle St. Gallen, Fries 02, collaboration with Marianne Rinderknecht, Switzerland, CH


Two Days to Apocalypse, Falaki Gallery, Cairo, EG
2003 Dream on, Townhouse Gallery, collaboration with Marianne Rinderknecht, Cairo, EG
Hero of the day, The Cold Room Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, ZA


Re-define, Basim Magdy and Karem Mahrous, The Townhouse Gallery of contemporary art, Cairo, EG


The Future, The Townhouse Gallery of contemporary art, Cairo, EG


Paintings, The Townhouse Gallery of contemporary art, Cairo, EG

group exhibitions:


Transantiquity, curated by Filipa Oliveira & Guilherme Blanc, Galerie Municipal do Porto, PT [8 December 2018 – 17 February 2019]

New Order, Art and Technology in the 21st Century, curated by Michelle Kuo, MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Futurs incertain, curated by Olivia Fahmy, Musée d’Art de Pully, Pully, CH

Quodlibet, curated by Karel Císař, hunt kastner, Prague


The World on Paper, PalaisPopulaire, Berlin, DE

À Cris Ouverts, curated by Céline Kopp & Étienne Bernard, Les Ateliers de Rennes – biennale d’art contemporain, FR

Tidalectics, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing cedex, FR

Eco Visionaries, MAAT, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, PT
Océans, Une vision du monde au rythme des vagues, Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing, France
The Truth About Fiction, 
Gypsum Gallery, Cairo
Beaufort Triennial 2018, Belgium

Eco VisionariesMAAT, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon
Fake It Till You Make It, curated by the curatorial collective insitu, MeetFactory, Prague

Anti – Athens Biennial, curated by Stefanie Hessler, Kostis Stafylakis and Poka-Yio

Athens Revolutionize, curated by Nathanja van Dijk and Kateryna Filyuk, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev, UA

Knock Knock, curated by Ryan Gander and Margot Heller, South London Gallery (SLG), London, UK

What do you mean, here we are? , curated by Mariam Elnozahy and Fiona Fox, Mosaic Rooms, London, UK

A Lesson Loosely Learned, Galeria Cavalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



State of (In)Concepts, curated by iLiana Fokianaki, Kadist, Paris, FR

WheredoIendandyoubegin – On Secularity, Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art 2017, curated by Nav Haq, Göteborg, SE

No to the invasion: breakdowns and side effects, curated by Fawz Kabra, Hessel Museum of Art & Center for Curatorial Studies Galleries at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA

Watchlist, curated by Goedele Bartholomeeusen and Kat Herriman, Signal, Gallery, NY, NY, USA

On Photography, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, DK

The written language of reality, curated by Marta Cacciavillani, Center for Curatorial Studies Galleries at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Déplacements (prologue), curated by Lou Vidal, Bureau des Réalités, Independent Régence, Brussels, BE

Sharjah Biennale 13, curated by Christine Tohmé, Universes in Universe, United Arab Emirates

Re-effected Matter, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, DK

Colori, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin & GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, IT

L’ART AU CENTRE, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR


The Verdant, Hacienda, curated by Daniel Horn, Zurich, CH
Project 35: The Last Act, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by ICI Independent Curators International – selected by Nat Muller, Moscow, RU
Welcome to the Jungle, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, curated by Filipa Ramos and Ellen Blumenstein, Berlin, DE 
Back Talk Part 1: Death of the Artist, Platform Projects, curated by OH! Open House, Singapore, SG
Displacement of All Places, Uqbar, curated by Maja Ciric, Berlin, DE
Moving Image Department – Chapter 2, National Gallery in Prague, curated by Adam Budak and Jen Kratochvil, CZ
Art as a Verb, Artspace, curated by Charlotte Day, Francis E. Parker and Patrice Sharkey, Sydney, AU
The Persistence of Objects, Lismore Castle Arts, curated by The Common Guild, Listmore, IR
La carte postale revisitée, La Companie, curated by Caroline Hancock and Paul-Emmanuel Odin, Marseille, FR
Black Box 2.0, Aktionsart, curated by Anne Couillaud and Julia Fryett, Seattle, USA
Outdoor I, WARM São Paulo, curated by WARM São Paulo and João Laia, BR
The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, HOME Manchester, curated by Omar Kholeif and Sarah Perks, Manchester, UK
The New Museum Triennial: Surround Audience, New museum, curated by Lauren Cornell and Ryan Trecartin, curated by Charlotte Day, Francis E. Parker and Patrice Sharkey, New York, USA
Art as a Verb, Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide, AU
2015 Lest the Two Seas Meet, The Museum of Modern Art, curated by Tarek Aboul Fetouh and Magdalena Lipska, Warsaw, PL


Poutrincourt’s lecture-voice has gotten quieter and quieter as history’s approached its contemporary limit, Royal Institute of Art, curated by Theodor Ringborg, Stockholm, SE
La Biennale de Monteal, L’avenir – (Looking Forward), curated by Gregory Burke and Peggy Gale with Lesley Johnstone and Mark Lanctôt, Montreal, CA
Modest Muses, Tatra Museum, curated by Kasia Redzisz, Zakopane, PL
On Site, NYU AD Art Gallery, curated by Maya Allison, Abu Dhabi, ARE
MEDIACITY Seoul Biennial 2014, Seoul Museum of Art, curated by Chan-kyong Park, Seoul, KP
Fatamorgana, Galleria Enrico Astuni, curated by Antonia Alampi, Bologna, IT
Art is a Verb, Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA, curated by Charlotte Day, Francis E. Parker and Patrice Sharkey, Melbourne, VIC, AU
I Killed a Bull but I Couldn’t be a Torero, Galleri KIT, curated by Mahmoud Khaled, Trondheim, NO
Project 35 – Volume 2, DeVos Art Museum, Northern Michigan University, curated by ICI Independent Curators International – selected by Nat Muller, Marquette, MI, USA
The Space Between, curated by Locus Athens Maria-Thalia Carras & Olga Hatzidaki, Athens, GR
La Boutique Obscure, Espace Croisé, Roubaix, curated by Mo Gourmelon France, FR
Exhibition Nr 23, Conceptual Art Centre Bukovje, Postojna, SE
The Elephant Test, Lothringer 13, curated by Dana Weschke and Jörg Koopmann, Munich, DE
Vernacular Achemists, Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain, curated by Etienne Bernard and Antoine Marchand, Brest, FR
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, AE
Kill All Monsters, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, curated by Reto Thüring, Charlotte Matter and Severine Fromaigeat, Basel, CH
Zipora Fried / Basim Magdy / Nabil Nahas / Dani Tull – On Stellar Rays, New York City, NY
Perpetually Transient – Kunst Raum Riehen, curated by Heidi Brunnschweiler, Basel, CH
L’anti-Narcisse, CRAC Alsace, curated by Elfi Turpin, Altkirch, FR
Fatal Jump From a Stool, Trafo House of Contemporary Art, curated by Bori Szalai, Budapest, HU
Mémoires Perdues, Europäische Kulturtage, Staadtmuseum, curated by Jacob Birken, Karlsruhe, DE
Garden and Spring, Abraaj GroupArt Prize Exhibition, Art Dubai, Curated by Nada Raza, Dubai, AE


Centro de Fotografia, curated by ICI Independent Curators International – selected by Nat Muller, Montevideo, UY
Platform3, curated by ICI Independent Curators International – selected by Nat Muller, Bandung, Indonesia, ID
Solar – High Line Art, The High Line, Curated by Cecilia Allemani, New York, USA
Project 35 – Volume 2. Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, curated by ICI Independent Curators International – Selected by Nat Muller, Stuttgart, DE
Dissident Futures, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, curated by Betti-

Sue Hertz, San Francisco, USA
Picha Recontre, Lubumbashi Biennial, curated by Elvira

Dyangani Ose, Democratic Republic of Congo, CD
Biennale Jogja XII, curated by Agung Hujatnikajennong and Sarah Rifky, Indonesia, ID
13th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey (curated by Fulya Erdemci)
Nostalgia Nervosa, State of Concept, ReMap 4, curated by Iliana Fokianaki, Athens, GR 
Project 35: Volume 2, VCUarts Anderson Gallery, curated by ICI Independent Curators International – selected by Nat Muller, Richmond, VA, USA. 
Project 35 Volume 2, Art Gallery of Windsor, curated by ICI Independent Curators International – selected by Nat Muller, Windsor, Ontario, USA
Future Generation Art Prize, A collateral event of La Biennale de Venezia, curated by Bjorn Geldhof, Venice, IT
Homeworks, Askhal Alwan, curated by Tarek Abou El Fetouh, Beirut, LB
Sharjah Biennial 11, curated by Yuko Hasegawa, Sharjah, AE


In the Wintry Thicket of Metropolitan Civilization, AR/GE Kunst Galerie Museum, curated by Luigi Fassi, Bolzano, IT
PhotoCairo 5, CIC – Contemporary Image Collective, curated by Mia Jankowicz, Cairo, EG
Future Generation Art Prize, PinchukArtCenter, curated by Bjorn Geldhof, Kiev, UA
In 15 Minutes Everyone will be in the Future, Contemporary Art Center, curated by Galina Dimitrova-Dimova and Dessislava Dimova, Plovdiv, BG
Self Portrait, .artSümer, Istanbul, TR
Dream City 3, curated by Selma and Sofiane Ouissi, Tunis, TN
 Newtopia, the State of Human Rights, several locations in the city of Mechelen, curated by Katerina Gregos, BE 
Le Rencontres Internationales – Paris / Berlin / Madrid, Haus der kulturen der Welt, curated by Nathalie Hénon and Jean-François Rettig, Berlin, DE
La Triennale: Intense Proximity, Palais de Tokyo, curated by Okwui Enwezor with Melanie Bouteloup, Abdellah Karroum, Émelie Renard, and Claire Staebler, Paris, FR
Transmediale. 12, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, curated by Marcel Schwierin / Maha Maamoun and Sarah Rifky, Berlin, DE 


Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid – New Cinema and Contemporary Art, Centre Pompidou, curated by Nathalie Hénon and Jean-François Rettig, Paris, FR
Locus Agonistes – Practices and Logics of the Civic, Argos Art Center, curated by Okwui Enwezor, Brussels, BE

Futures Past, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, curated by Ghost of a Dream, Copenhagen, DK

Rehearsal, Galeri NON, curated by Nazli Gurlek, Istanbul, TR

No Network, 1st Time Machine Biennial of Contemporary Art D. O. ARK Underground, curated by Branislav Dimitrijevic, Sarajevo/Konjic, BA

Locus Agonistes – Practices and Logics of the Civic, Beirut Art Center, curated by Okwui Enwezor, Beirut, LB

Space. About a Dream, Kunsthalle Wien, curated by Catherine Hug, Vienna, Austria, AU

Serious Games, War – Media – Art, Institut Mathildenhöhe, curated by Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki, Darmstadt, Germany, DE


An Exchange With Sol Lewitt, Mass MOCA – Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA and Cabinet Space, (curated by Regine Basha, New York, USA

The Utopian Airport Lounge, Makan, curated by Juliana Smith, Amman, JO

The Total Fuckin’ Darkness Show!, Appartement, curated by Jennifer Davy, Berlin, DE

Street and Studio – From Basquiat to Seripop, Kunsthalle Wien, curated by Catherine Hug and Thomas Miessgang, Vienna, AT

Indefinite Destination, The Red House – Centre for Culture and Debate, curated by Öyku Özsoy and Vessela Nozharova, Sofia, BG

Ce Qui Vient (That Which Comes), Ateliers de Rennes – Biennale dʼart contemporain, curated by Raphaële Jeune, Rennes, FR

As the land Expands, Al Riwaq Art Space, curated by November Paynter, Bahrain, BH

Why Not? The Palace of Arts, curated by Mohamed Talaat, Cairo, EG

Cheat Codes: lessons in love, The Fine Arts Gallery at Vanderbilt University, curated by Amelia Winger – Bearskin, Nashville, TN, USA

Indefinite Destination, DEPO, curated by Öyku Özsoy and Vessela Nozharova, Istanbul, TR

Cheat Codes: lessons in love, Antena, Pilsen, curated by Amelia Winger – Bearskin, Chicago, USA


Scratch, ADN Galeria, curated by Miguel Ángel Sánchez and Pierre Olivier Rollin, Barcelona, ES

Where Are You? Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, curated by Beate Engel, Cairo, EG

Obsession for Collection – a selection of works from the Lodeveans Collection, Summerfield Gallery, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, curated by Bob Davison and Stuart Evans, UK

Alive!, LUXE Gallery, New York (curated by Stephan Stoyanov)

Fragile Monuments, Suzie Q Projects – Galerie Bob van Orsouw, curated by Eva Scharrer, Zurich, CH


2The World Needs a Narrative, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, curated by Kevin Kavanagh and Jacqui McIntosh, Dublin, IR

Fake, MUSAC – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Leon, ES

Billboard Text Art: EMERGING WORDS, TINA B. Festival of Contemporary Art, curated by Grey Zone – Monika Burian, Adam Vackar, Marek Tomin, Kirsimaria Toronen-Ripatti, Prague

Clinch / Cross / Cut, New Jerseyy, Basel, Switzerland

The Geopolitics of Animation, MARCO – Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, (curated by Juan Antonio Alvarez Reyes, Vigo, ES


2007 War, Peace and Ecstasy – Artissima Video Lounge, curated by Cecilia Alemani, Turin, IT

The Geopolitics of Animation, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo Art (CAAC), curated by Juan Antonio Alvarez Reyes, Seville, ES

The Most Curatorial Biennial of the Universe, Apexart, New York, USA

The End Begins, The Gallery at The Hospital, curated by Gill Hedley from the Lodeveans Collection London, UK

Me Odio Y Quiero Comprar, Enrique Guerrero Gallery, curated by Ruben Gutierrez, Mexico City, MX

Out of Place, Galerie Sfeir-Semler, curated by William Wells, Beirut, LB

Histoires Animées, Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Curated by Marta Gili, Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes, Lawrence Dreyfus, Neus Miró and Pascale Pronnier, Tourcoing, FR


All about Lies, Apartment Project, Istanbul, TR

Històries Animades, Sala Rakalde, Curated by Marta Gili, Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes, Lawrence Dreyfus, Neus Miró and Pascale Pronnier, Bilbao, ES

Murals, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Històries Animades, Fundación “la Caixa “- CaixaForum, curated by Marta Gili, Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes, Lawrence Dreyfus, Neus Miró and Pascale Pronnier, Barcelona, ES

Drawing Restraint, Galerie SAW Gallery, Ottawa, CA


PhotoCairo3, The Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, EG

Threat Zone, Triangle Project Space, San Antonio, curated by Basim Magdy, Texas, USA

Lovely Shanghai Music, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China / Hanover Kunstverein,

curated by Team 404 and John Armleder, Hanover, DE

Enemy Image, Momenta Art, curated by Elena Sorokina, New York, USA

Toys, The Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, (curated by Aleya Hamza, Cairo, EG

Posted, Hiscox Art Projects, curated by Sas Mackie, London, UK

Bling Bling Ka-Ching! Made in America, The Pickled Art Center, curated by Koan Jeff Baysa and Ryan Harris, Beijing, CN


Yellow Pages, MAMCO, Musée dʼart moderne et contemporain, curated by Team 404 and John Armleder, Geneva, CH

Re:source, Art in General, New York, USA

Recollection # 1, ObjectNotFound project space, Monterrey, MX


Yellow Pages, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, CH
Aponoumena, Collapsible Kunsthalle, MIART, with Marianne Rinderknecht, Milan, IT
Work in progress, South African National Gallery (SANG) Annex, Cape Town, ZA


Al Nitaq Festival of Contemporary Art, Cairo, EG