artist nominated by CHRISTINE TOHME


MAHMOUD KHALED

1982 · Alexandria, Egypt

Khaled’s multidisciplinary practice, mixing photography and video with sculptural forms, sound and text investigates how architecture and public space shapes the imagination and frames collective ideas of history and political narratives. Some of his pieces can be regarded as formal and philosophical ruminations on the value and meaning of art as a form of political activism, an object of desire and a space for critical reflection. The poignancy of his work lies in its delicate articulation of a vulnerability that characterizes the human condition, whether we subscribe to a mainstream value system or not. Khaled has a BFA from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Alexandria University and a MFA from the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Trondheim (Norway). His recent exhibitions include: I want you to know that I am hiding something from you, Helena Anrather, New York (2018); A New Commission For an Old State, Gypsum Gallery, Cairo (2018) and Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg (2016); Proposal for a Porn Company, Galpão VB | Associação Cultural Videobrasil, São Paulo (2016). He lives and works between Oslo and Cairo.

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