31.08.20 – 30.11.20
Gamal Fouad is the second writer-in-residence to start his work period this month at the Jan van Eyck Academie. He is both a writer and a visual artist. Fouad has published stories in literary magazines and made his debut at Querido publishing house in the Netherlands in 2016 with his novel Oneindig Eiland. In 2008 he won the Nieuw Proza Prize and in 2019 he was nominated for the J.M.A. Biesheuvel Prize with his collection of short stories De voorhuidenverzamelaar (Querido, 2018). Recently, the story Nachtwacht was included in the collection of short stories Verhalen voor het slapengaan (Querido, 2020). Fouad is currently working on his new novel Oefeningen in nederigheid.
As a visual artist, Fouad forms together with Claire Fons the artist duo Felix & Mumford. Since 2009 they have been working together in areas such as mapping & walking. They participate in international exhibitions and artist-in-residency programmes. Their work is included in the collection of the Centraal Museum in Utrecht and in private collections. The duo has been also curating exhibitions since 2014.
The Jan van Eyck Academie's writer-in-residence programme is a collaboration with the Dutch Foundation for Literature. Every year several Dutch writers can take up a residency in the academy amidst other international artists, designers, curators and architects.