Name of the organization or artist
1 Al Kanesa Al Maronya, Al Mansheyah Al Kubra, Mansheya, Alexandria Governorate
Missions and objectives
Behna (el wekalah) is a hybrid art space for traditional and unconventional cinema, contemporary art practice, and alternative education as mediums of communication. El Wekalah is invested in research that dictates the dynamics of dominant epistemological, artistic, and cultural production and reception; exists across multiple disciplines; engages with it and with the critical discourse that affects both kinds of production. We transcend stereotypical roles—both gender and epistemological ones—to achieve a cooperative framework in dealing with the complexity of reality, with various dependent and independent production outlets. With our film screenings, discussions, exhibitions, extensive educational and collaborative programmes, research projects and publications, El Wekalah aims at contributing to the public discourse: By interacting with artistic developments, constantly pushing for a review of the inherent cultural structures, and dismantling stereotypes, we are defining our relationship with public discourse.
Our main practices as a hybrid art space spines around traditional and unconventional cinema and contemporary art through thematic screenings, exhibitions, research projects, archival studies and related-publication production.