NINI AYACH

+33 (0) 6 32 18 36 99 / nini.ayach@gmail.com / www.niniayach.com / www.hekau.fr

Born in 1988, lives and works in Paris, France.


Education and training

2018 MA, International Cultural Project Development, Université Paris 8, Saint Denis, France.

2011 BFA, Pratt Institute, New York, USA.


2018 Gioco Vita, shadow theater workshop, Tolosa, Spain.

2011 Bread and Puppet, apprenticeship, Vermont, USA.


Puppetry projects

2018-19 Tarakeeb, shadow puppetry, Paris, France.

2017 La Pesée des Cœurs, giant puppets, Montreuil, France.

2016 Elvira Snowdon, giant puppet, Newcastle, UK.

2016 Rubayat El Nil, shadow puppetry, Cairo, Egypt.

2013 Elgarida Elhaya, collaborative theater project, Cairo, Egypt.

2013 Parikner, shadow puppetry, Yerevan, Armenia.

2012 Bakaboza, giant puppet, Cairo, Egypt.


Residencies

2018 Théâtre de la Noue, Montreuil, France.

2018 Théâtre aux Mains Nues, Paris, France.

2017 Institut français de Tanger, Tangier, Morocco.

2013 Institut international de la marionnette, research residency, Charleville, France.

2013 Akoss, Yerevan, Armenia.

2012 Artellewa, Cairo, Egypt.


Exhibitions / presentations

2018 Hékau puppetry company exhibition, Théâtre Berthelot, Montreuil, France.

2015 “The Artist as Provocateur: Pratt Institute,” group exhibition, New York, USA.

2015 “Diwan: a Forum for the Arts,” speaker, Arab American Museum, Detroit, USA.

2013 Supermarket art fair, Artellewa exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden.

2013 Museo de Arte de Zapopan, presentation “The History of Radical Puppetry,” Guadalajara, Mexico.


Professional experiences in the arts

2018 Théâtre aux Mains Nues, assisting in administration, fundraising, puppetry workshops, and programming, Paris, France.

2014 Over View, international video-art project, curator, Cairo, Egypt.

2012 Circus Amok: Moo, assistant director and roustabout, New York, USA.

2011 Circus Amok: The Golden Racket, assistant director, New York, USA.

2011 Lysistrata, directed by Theodora Skipatares, puppeteer, New York, USA.



press/links

BBC Arabic

Al Jarida

Al Hayat

El Watan

NY Times Local

Thalo




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