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Mahmoud Khaled
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Mahmoud Khaled

Mahmoud Khaled was born in 1982 in Egypt, where he studied fine art at Alexandria University. He continued his education at Trondheim University in Norway. He currently lives and works in Oslo. His work - spanning video, photography, sculpture, installation, sound and text - explores what is real and what is hidden, disguised or staged. In his work, Khaled articulates the vulnerability that characterizes the human condition, whether we subscribe to a mainstream value system or not.

His solo shows include A New Commission for an Old State at Gypsum Gallery, Cairo (2018) and Edith-Ruth-Haus, Oldenburg (2016); Proposal for a Porn Company, Galpão VB | Associação Cultural Videobrasil, São Paulo (2016); Painter on a Study Trip, Gypsum Gallery, Cairo (2016); It’s Never Too Late to Talk About Love, Nile Sunset Annex, Cairo (2014); When Meanings Face Glossy Surfaces, Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo (2010); and I Never Wanted to Be Alone in a Room, BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2010). Khaled has taken part in the 15th Istanbul Biennale (2017); 13th Sharjah Biennale (2017); Terra Mediterranea: in Action, NiMAC Arts Center, Nicosia (2017); Hips Don't Lie, Centre Pompidou, Malaga (2016); Electronic Superhighway, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2016); Complicity, Sultan Gallery, Kuwait (2016); Lofoten International Art Festival (2013); and the 9th Shanghai Biennale, Intercity Pavilions Project (2012). In 2012 Khaled was awarded the Videobrasil In Context prize, in 2016 he was shortlisted for the 2016 Abraaj Art Prize.