Khaled Hafez
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Khaled Hafez

Khaled Hafez is born in Cairo, Egypt in 1963 where he currently lives and works. He studied medicine and followed the evening classes of the Cairo School of Fine Arts (Faculty of Fine Arts) in the eighties. After attaining a medical degree in 1987 and M.Sc. as a medical specialist in 1992, he gave up medical practices in the early nineties for a career in the arts. He later obtained an MFA in new media and digital arts from Transart Institute (New York, USA) and Danube University Krems (Austria). Hafez practice spans the mediums of painting, film / video, photography, installation and interdisciplinary approaches.

International group exhibitions include:
56th Venice Biennale, Italy, 2015
3rd Mardin Biennale, Turkey, 2015
15th Fotofest Biennale, Houston, USA, 2014
55th Venice Biennale, Italy, 2013
11th Havana Biennale, Cuba, 2012
9th Bamako Photo Biennale, Mali, 2011
8th Mercosul Biennale, Brasil, 2011
12th Cairo Biennale, Egypt, 2010
Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain, 2010
2nd Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece, 2009
3rd Guangzhou Triennale, China, 2008
7th Sharjah Biennale, UAE, 2007
1st Singapore Biennale, 2006
6th & 7th Dakar Biennale, Senegal, 2004 & 2006

Hafez works were shown at:
Uppsala Museum of Art, Uppsala, Sweden, 2014
Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea, 2014
The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY, USA, 2013
British Museum, UK, 2012
Havremagasinet Bodens Konstcentrum, 2012
Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan, 2012
State Museum of contemporary art, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2011, 2013
Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark, 2007 & 2011
Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2011
Yuchengco Museum, Manila, Philippines, 2011
The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art , Icatha, NY, USA, 2010
The New Museum NY, USA, 2010
Casa Arabe, Madrid, 2010
Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, 2009
The Queens Museum, NY, USA, 2008
Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France, 2008 & 2012
MuHKA Museum of Art, Antwerp, Belgium, 2007 & 2011
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany, 2007
Bamako National Museum of Art, Mali, 2007, 2011

Special Video Screening Programs
Tate Modern, London, UK, 2007
Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France, 2010 & 2012

Film Festivals Include:
41st Rotterdam International Film Festival 2012
15th International Short Film Festival Winterthur, Switzerland, 2011
CPH:DOX/ Copenhagen Film Festival, Denmark, 2011
17th African Film Festival, New Museum, New York, USA, 2010
8th Ismailia International Film Festival, Egypt, 2004

Awards include:
Fulbright Fellowship, (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PA), USA, 2005
Rockefeller Bellagio Fellowship, Italy, 2009
Francophonie Prize, 6th Dakar Biennale, Senegal, 2004
Fondation Blachere Prize, 9th Bamako Photo Biennale, Mali, 2011

Nominations Include:
2012 - The 4th Prix Pictet Photography Prize (long list)
2011 - The Sovereign African Art Prize (Photography Shortlist)

Public Collections:
The British Museum, London, UK
The Saatchi Collection, London, UK
MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium
Ars Aevi Museum of Contemporary Art, Sarajevo, Bosnia
Horcynus Orca Foundation, Messina, Italy
Mali National Museum, Bamako, Mali
Maraya Art Centre, Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
State Museum of Art, Thessaloniki, Greece