…cairo stories

…cairo stories continues an on-going series of ‘as-told-to’ recorded stories, based on personal interviews. Initiated in 2003 at the beginning of the Iraq War, the project explores the many different ways that Cairene women negotiate the ideological, cultural and economic conditions did are specific to Cairo. Drawing on hours of recorded interviews, Barry filmed actors recounting extracts of individual narratives. The project premiered at the Sharjah Biennial in six sites around the city of Sharjah in March 2011 and continues to tour today.

…Cairo stories, Galerie Karin Sachs, 2011

…cairo stories, Galerie Karin Sachs, 2011

…Cairo stories, Galerie Karin Sachs, 2011 / Sharjah Souk Saqr, another market close up

…cairo stories, Sharjah Bienale, 2011


…cairo stories, map of Cairo and environs with story locations

Sharjah Biennale
March 16 – May 16, 2011.
Sharjah, UAE.

Galerie Karin Sachs
Oct. 21 – Dec. 6, 2011.
Munich, Germany.

Hammer Museum
Feb. 9 – May 18, 2014.
Los Angeles, CA.

Rosamund Felsen Gallery
March 22 – April 19, 2014.
Santa Monica, CA.

Sept. 16 – Oct. 25, 2014.
Philadelphia, PA.

Mary Boone Gallery
Sept. 6 – Oct. 27, 2018.
New York, NY.