Mona Mekkawi is a Production designer - set designer - Art Director, Events designer, and a 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.
RECOGNITION IN 2021
MONA'S SET DESIGN FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS, COMPOSERS AND DESIGNERS WAS SELECTED TO BE PUBLISHED AT NYU TISCH DANCE CALENDAR FOR 2021
LIGHTING DESIGNER: NATASHA ROTONDARO
COSTUME DESIGNER: ZOË ALLEN
CHOREOGRAPHERS: SONG RAVINAN & LEAH SUSKIND
OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY HISTORICAL
RECOGNITION IN 2020