ABLA ELBAHRAWY (b. 1988, EG) The practice of Abla elBahrawy oscillates between architecture, archaeology, and art. Since 2010, she has been working on a long-term research project that investigates dig houses in Luxor -houses built by foreign archaeologists and Egyptologists usually adjacent to the local excavation sites- placing them in a wider context which involves notions of failure, speculation and authenticity. Her work at the Van Eyck focuses on the history of papyrus paper making and the narrative of its development from a historical material to a contemporary production which thrives on fluctuating interpretations of nationality and identity. Abla graduated from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam (School of Missing Studies) in 2015.