Mia Jankowicz is a writer, editor and independent curator based between Cairo and London. She writes about contemporary culture, art and current affairs, often with a focus on Egypt and the Middle East.

Across various curatorial projects and writings finished and unfinished, her fixations have included or currently include: contemporary hydropolitics, offshoring and maritime criticism; global, intersectional feminisms; how to write and think critically and truthfully about revolutionary events; and boggling at the rise of the far right and the role of cultural work in stemming it.

Her writing has appeared in Afterall Online, Egypt Independent, Frieze, Flash Art, the Guardian, Hyperallergic, Mada Masr, mic.com, The Exhibitionist, Contemporary&, and towards catalogues for Doa Aly, Runa Islam, Mohammed Zeeshan, Hamra Abbas, Alex Reynolds, Rana ElNemr, and Frances Stark.

She has edited or co-edited several art publications including Propaganda By Monuments (with Clare Butcher); Hydrarchy (with Anna Colin); the Alternative News Agency 1&2, and PhotoCairo 5: more out of curiosity than conviction


In 2016, she was Managing Editor at BECAUSE Magazine, an online magazine focused on development in MENA for a general audience. Between 2014-15 she directed and taught on the Visual Arts major at the American University in Cairo. Between 2009-2013 she was Artistic Director of Contemporary Image Collective in Cairo, responsible both for leadership and curating of the institution. Prior to these posts in Egypt, she studied Visual Cultures MA at Goldsmiths College and worked as Residencies Curator at Gasworks, London, before participating in de Appel Curatorial Programme in Amsterdam.

Contact Mia Jankowicz on miajankowicz at gmail dot com, and she is @miajankowicz on twitter.