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OSCAR CUETO: Coffee House

20/02 – 13/03/2020

Inauguration: Wednesday, March 11th, 7 pm
Venue: Café Vienna, Asr Al Eini Street 82, Cairo

Oscar Cueto, “Coffee House”, 2020 © Oscar Cueto

With his project “Coffee House” Oscar Cueto explores cultural relations between Vienna and Cairo and deals in particular with the history and significance of the coffee house as a meeting place for artists, civilians, civil servants, pacifists, and believers. At the same time, the project serves as a framework for Oscar Cueto’s research work on artistic resistance and the work of Egyptian graffiti artists. 


Oscar Cueto's (born in 1976 in Mexico-City, lives and works in Vienna) work elaborates exercises of writing narratives and reflects on the mechanisms that construct the notion of historicity, knowledge, memory and subject as identity. Such themes are often developed as fictions or in recent work as installations in which the public can interact.

in cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum Cairo