Abdullah Miniawy, born in
1994, is an Egyptian writer, chanter, composer and actor. Having shared the
stage with artists like Erik Truffaz, Kamilya Jubran, Yom, Médéric Collignon,
Aly Talibab and many others. He has performed on prestigious international stages
and venues such as Festival d’Avignon edition 72, French national theaters,
Institute of Contemporary Arts London, Haus Der Kunst museum, Munich, or the Louvre in Paris, and more.
Besides his professional music career, Abdullah
proved to be a natural acting talent by playing the main role in Alaadine
Slim's "Tlamess". The Tunisian feature film was part of the
Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs) at Cannes Film Festival 2019.
It won the award for the best full-length feature film at Kino Der Kunst 2020
as well as the Best Director Award at Marrakech International Film Festival
2020. He was nominated then shortlisted for the best actor award from Arab
Cinema Center in Cannes's market the year after.
As a composer he composed many different sound
tracks for dance shows, theater pieces and exhibitions, notably headed by
Cabaret Crusade III by Wael Shawki premiered in Moma ps1, AMDUAT
by Kirsten Dehlholm premiered in Hotel Pro forma, Insurrection by Jilani
Abdullah Miniawy was chosen by the European
parliament in Strasbourg as one of three change makers based in the Schengen
area to present a French-Egyptian artist perspective on today's crucial
challenges at the European Youth Event 2021 in Live fully Section. He was also
invited to "Europe takes part" among 30 diverse speakers to discuss a
new economical model and digital solutions for artists after the pandemic.
Since 2016 he has been collaborating with the
German trio Carl Gari (Jonas Yamer, Till Funke, Jonas Friedlich) melding
avantgardist electronic soundscapes with poetic lyrics. Their first record
"Darraje" was selected as one of the best 50 albums of 2016 by the
American NPR. With their most recent output being released as part of the
Berlin Atonal "More Light" compilation, they came together before on
AD93 (formerly Whities) for a 6 track mini-album. "The Act of Falling from
the 8th Floor" was featured by Pitchfork, The Quietus and Wire Magazine,
while Resident Advisor placed "Zawaj" among the best tracks of 2019,
top of the list "Deep Listening".
As a writer, his lyrics were sprayed in the middle
east region during the arab spring notably in Yarmouk camp in Syria. Vital projects : Le Cri du Caire & Erik
Truffaz, Abdullah Miniawy & Carl Gari , Abdullah Miniawy &
Simo Cell, Abdullah Miniawy & Hvad.