Khalil Rabah. Proyectos a escala, 2016

exhibition view, Casa Árabe, Madrid, 2016

Khalil Rabah is a Palestinian conceptual artist who works in a wide variety of media. His method can be seen as a form of artistic science that focuses on questioning history and memory, specifically in the context of his native Palestine. Khalil Rabah was born in 1961 in Jerusalem and studied fine arts and architecture at the University of Texas. He has taught architecture at Birzeit University, and Fine Arts at Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem. He is co-founder of Al Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art in Jerusalem and Art School Palestine in London and is the Director of the Riwaq Biennial, Palestine. Rabah also serves on the advisory boards of the Delfina Foundation and the Biennial Foundation and currently serves on the curricular commitee of Ashkal Alwan Home Work Space Program in Beirut, Lebanon.

 

 1961

born in Jerusalem

lives and works in Ramallah, Palestine

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

 2016
Khalil Rabah. Proyectos a escala, Casa Árabe, Madrid, Spain

 2015
Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany

 2013
Khalil Rabah: Pages 7, 8, 9, e-flux, New York, USA 

 2012
Khalil Rabah, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon
Art Exhibition, Ready Made Representations, Sfeir-Semler Gallery Hamburg, Germany 

 2007
United States of Palestine Airlines, The London Office, Artist Studio, London, UK
50.320 Names, Brunei Gallery, London, UK  

 2004
The Third Annual Wall Zone Sale, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah, West Bank  

 2002
Copy Right, Samaha House, Beirut, Lebanon  

 2001
Feeling a Part, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt 

 2000
With Out Architecture, Le Repubbliche Dell'Arte, Siena, Italy
Gallery Bangnai, Siena, Italy

 1999
a this and a that, Gallery Anadiel, Jerusalem, Israel
Nine Works, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah, West Bank  

 1997
On What Grounds, Gallery Anadiel, Jerusalem, Israel  

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2017
Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah
After the Fact. Propaganda 2001-2007, Kunstbau Lehnbachhaus,Munich

 2016
Marrakech Biennale 6, Marrakech, Morocco
The Time is Out of Joint, Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE

 2015
Gallery 3010, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

 2014
Cartagena Biennial, Colombia
Critical Machines, AUB Beirut, Lebanon

 2013
4th Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Artists, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece 

 2012
Arab Express: The Latest Art from the Arab World, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan 

 2011
A Plot for a Biennial, Sharjah Biennial 10, Sharjah, UAE
Essays on Geopolitics, 8th Mercosur Biennial 2011, Porto Alegre, Basilia 

 2010
Localties, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
Told – Untold –Retold, Mathaf, Doha, Qatar
Biproduct, Mathaf, Doha, Qatar

 2009
53. Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
Palestine - La creation dans tous ses états, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France 

 2008
Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK 

 2007
In Focus, Tate Modern, London, UK
Memorial to the Iraq War, ICA, London, UK
Home works Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

 2006
Word into Art, British Museum, London, UK
Mercury in Retrograde, De Apple, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Interrupted Histories, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia  

 2005
9th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey
Nuove Acquisizioni, MACRO al Mattatoio, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
Ten Artists Ten Years, Guest Atelier, Aarau, Switzerland
...O luna tu...ARCOS, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Sannio, Benevento, Italy  

 2004
Mediterraneans Arte Contemporanea, MACRO al Mattatoio, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
Plug In, Centre for Contemporary Art Futura, Prague, Czech Republic
Unscene, Greenwich University, London, UK
Lust Lies Art and Fashion, Podewill, Berlin, Germany  

 2003
Disorientation, Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin, Germany  

 2000
Narcisse blesse, autoportraits contemporains 1970-2000, Passage de Retz, Paris, France  

 1999
Skin Deep, surface and appearance in contemporary art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
The Change of the Century 1899-1999, Passage de Retz, Paris, France  

 1998
I never promised you a rose garden, Beelden Buiten, Tielt, Belgium
Roteiros, Roteiros, Roteiros, XXIV Biennale de São Paolo, Brazil
Every Day, Sydney Biennial, Australia  

 1997
Contemporary Palestinian Artists, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France 

 1995
Beyond the Borders, Gwangju Biennale, Kwangju, South Korea