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Mona Mekkawi is a Set and Production Designer - Art Director, Events designer, and Filmmaker

Mona is currently based in New York City. Her work has gained recognition internationally, being featured in renowned film festivals such as the Cannes Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, and the Berlin International Film Festival. Notably, one of Mona’s recent documentaries, “Oversight,” which she designed, received three Emmy Awards, solidifying her position as one of the first Egyptian women to achieve such recognition.

Mona’s passion lies in creating immersive and authentic worlds for her stories, drawing inspiration from her diverse cultural background and personal experiences. She has a keen interest in merging history with the future, exploring themes of time, progress, and societal evolution. Additionally, Mona has a deep appreciation for the power of storytelling in exploring the complexities of the human condition and highlighting universal experiences that connect people across different backgrounds and locations.

MONA IS A PROUD MEMBER OF IATSE LOCAL USA 829 UNION

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EMMY AWARD

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY HISTORICAL 

RECOGNITION IN 2020

DIRECTOR: JON SHINK

PRODUCER: MICHAEL SKINNER

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NYU TISCH
CALENDAR

RECOGNITION IN 2021

MONA'S SET DESIGN FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS, COMPOSERS, AND DESIGNERS WAS SELECTED TO BE THE NYU TISCH DANCE CALENDAR FOR 2021

LIGHTING DESIGNER: NATASHA ROTONDARO

COSTUME DESIGNER: ZOË ALLEN

CHOREOGRAPHERS: SONG RAVINAN & LEAH SUSKIND

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