Creative Residency: Melbourne Art Library

Ezz Monem

1 Feb - 16 Apr 2023

Ezz Monem is a Creative Resident at Melbourne Art Library during February and March 2023, using the collection as a source of research and a jumping-off point for developing a project.

MAL’s Creative Residency Program engages diverse perspectives to prod, unravel, and provoke the foundational underpinnings and offerings of MAL’s collection. As an organisation, we hope to learn from the experiences of the artists we engage with; and welcome critique, intervention, and suggestions for reassembly or altered practice. We want to ensure that artists play a key role in the development of the art library, and are keen to explore the role of libraries as a key resource (tangibly and intangibly) for creative practice.

Artist Talk:

Saturday 15 April, 3PM-4PM

MAL reading room (level 6 of the Nicholas Building)

MAL’s current Creative Resident Ezz Monem shares insights into his current research and practice.
Since early February, Ezz has been busy trawling through the MAL collection; collecting, making, and repurposing images while prodding at ideas of veracity, automation, and alternate archives. Ezz will talk through this practice-led research and share new work. This program is supported by the Besen Family Foundation.