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Khalil Rabah

Khalil Rabah

Sector : Cultural Figures , Artists

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1961
  • Age: 55
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Khalil Rabah is a Palestinian artist who lives and works in Ramallah. He was born in Jerusalem in 1961 and gained a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Texas, USA in 1991. He taught at the Department of Fine Art in Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem from 1997-2000. He has had numerous international solo shows and has shown at the Sao Paolo, Sydney, Kwanju and Istanbul Biennales. Rabah is also the co-founder of the Al-Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art in Jerusalem. He utilises conceptual installation, video, photography and performance and incorporates materials emblematic of his Palestinian identity: olive trees, olive oil, stones, silk embroidery threads, soil and lentils.


Achievements and Awards

Rabah was awarded the Visiting Arts/Delfina Annual Fellowship and spent nine months working at Delfina Studios in London.

 Rabah is also founder and Board member of the Al-Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art in Jerusalem, set up in 1997.

 Works: VIDEO WORKS Film / TV 1999 ´My Body and Sole´ - 8 mins, Beta, colour 1996 ´a this and a that´ - 40 mins, loop, VHS, colour SOLO EXHIBITIONS (Selected) Established 2004 ´The Third Annual Wall Zone Sale´, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah, Palestine 2002 ´Copy Right´, Samaha House, Beirut, Lebanon 2001 ´Feeling a Part´, Town House Gallery, Cairo 2000 ´With Out Architecture´, Le Repubbliche Dell´Arte, Siena, Italy 2000 ´Khalil Rabah´, Gallery Bangnai, Siena 1999 ´a this and a that´, Gallery Anadiel, Jerusalem 1999 ´Nine Works´, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah 1997 ´On What Grounds´, Gallery Anadiel, Jerusalem GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selected) Established 2006 ´Word into Art´, British Museum, London 2006 ´Mercury in Retrograde´,

 De Apple, Amsterdam 2006 ´Interrupted Histories´, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana 2005 9th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul 2005 Nuove Acquisizioni, MACRO al Mattatoio, Museo d´Arte Contemporanea Roma 2005 ´Ten Artists Ten Years´ Guest Atelier, Aarau, Switzerland 2005 ´...O luna tu...ARCOS´ Museo d´Arte Contemporanea Sannio, Benevento 2004 ´Mediterraneans Arte Contemporanea´, MACRO al Mattatoio, Museo d´Arte Contemporanea Roma 2004 ´Plug In´, Centre for Contemporary Art Futura, Prague 2004 ´Unscene´, Greenwich University, London 2004 ´Lust Lies Art and Fashion´, Podewill, Berlin 2003 ´Disorientation´, Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin 2000 ´Narcisse blesse, autoportraits contemporains 1970-2000´, Passage de Retz, Paris, France 1999 ´Skin Deep, surface and appearance in contemporary art´, Israel Museum, Jerusalem 1999 ´The Change of the Century 1899-1999´, Passage de Retz, Paris 1998 ´I never promised you a rose garden´, Beelden Buiten,

 Tielt, Belgium 1998 ´Roteiros, Roteiros, Roteiros´, XXIV Biennale de Sao Paolo, Brazil 1998 ´Every Day´, Sydney Biennial, Australia 1997 ´Contemporary Palestinian Artists´, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris 1995 ´Beyond the Borders´, Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju, South Korea 1995 ´Dialogues of Peace´, UN, Geneva, Switzerland 1995 ´Beyond the Borders´, Kwangju Biennale, South Korea

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