[Born in: Egypt / Live in: Egypt / Male]

Khaled Hafez is a visual artist who is born in Cairo, Egypt in 1963 where he currently lives and works. He studied medicine and followed the evening classes of the Cairo 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 practice in the early nineties for a career in the arts. He later obtained an MFA(Master of Fine Arts) in new media and digital arts from Transart Institute (New York, USA) and Danube University Krems, Austria. Hafez’s practice spans the mediums of painting, installation, photography, video and experimental film. His works were shown at the 11th Havana Biennale, Cuba, 2012, the 9th Bamako Photo Biennale, Mali 2011, the 8th Mercusol Biennale, Porto Allegre, Brazil 2011, Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain 2010, the 12th Cairo Biennale, Egypt 2010, the Dakar Biennale 2004 & 2006, the Singapore Biennale 2006, Sharjah Biennale 2007, Guangzhou Triennale 2008, Thessaloniki Biennale 2009, as well as in Hiroshima MOCA, the Saatchi Gallery and Tate Modern, UK, MuHKA Museum of Art, Antwerp, Belgium, the Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany, the State Museum of Modern Art, Thessaloniki, Greece, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
, Icatha, the Queens Museum and the New Museum NY, USA, as well as in Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France. Hafez is Fulbright Fellow (2005) and a Rockefeller Fellow (2009). In 2011 Hafez was nominated and shortlisted for The Sovreign African Art Prize, and in 2012 he was nominated for the Prix Pictet Photography Prize.

Khaled Hafez - work on year: 1931

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