Out of the Circle is an arts organization based in Cairo, Egypt, catering to the MENA region’s digital and new media art scene. We offer a platform that facilitates and curates events, residencies, and exhibitions for artists in a two-way exchange between the Egyptian and international art scene.

We connect Egyptian and North African artists to the global scene by helping them secure enriching opportunities abroad, and in turn organize artist residencies for international artists in Egypt. Out of the Circle also curates exhibitions and festivals on several scales, while also providing arts management and curatorial support to other artistic entities in Egypt. In parallel, we also conduct ongoing research projects and compile databases on digital and new media art to better understand and support these mediums.

for public, online, and festival events


for international and MENA artists

to support your project by art management and curation

“The visit was a great success and we are certain that we will continue collaborations with Out of the Circle and some of the very interesting artists and venues that we visited in Cairo. We have already started making plans for a project in 2021 with the working title “Local Role Models.” The visit has offered an excellent opportunity to get an insight into life, culture, and the arts in Egypt today. Cairo is a fascinating, warm and welcoming city with a very interesting contemporary and of course a magnificent historic heritage. I left the city greatly inspired and with a deep wish to return soon. This would not have been possible without the wonderful support and great knowledge of Out of the Circle. I am deeply grateful for having been given this opportunity and hope to learn more about Cairo and Egypt very soon.”               

                                                                                                                            - Per Huttner

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Forgotten Enlightenments Cairo research workshop