Khalil Rabah. Proyectos a escala, 2016

exhibition view, Casa Árabe, Madrid, 2016

Khalil Rabah was born in 1961 in Palestine and studied fine arts and architecture at the University of Texas. His most recent solo exhibitions span The Middle-East (Beirut Art Center, 2012), the United States (e-flux, New York, 2013); and Europe (Kunsthaus Hamburg, 2015; Casa Árabe, Madrid, 2016), in addition to major group shows, including the Venice Biennale, 2009; Mathaf, Doha, 2010; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2012; The Thessaloniki Biennial, 2013; The Kochi-Muziris Biennale, 2014; The Marrakech Biennale, 2016; and The Sharjah Biennial, 2017. Over the years, his work has been acquired by major institutions including MACRO, Rome; The British Museum, London; The Guggenheim, Abu Dhabi; Mathaf, Doha; Kunsthaus Zurich and The Sharjah Art Foundation.

Rabah is the initiator and artistic director of the Riwaq Biennale and a co-founder of Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art in Jerusalem. He served on the curricular committee of Ashkal Alwan’s Home Workspace Program in Beirut, Lebanon from 2011 to 2015.

Education
 

1989
University of Texas, Fine Arts, Austin, Texas

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions
 

2018
New Sites for the Museum Departments or four places to visit Heaven, Sfeir-Semler Gallery Hamburg, Germany

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

2015
Scale Models, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany

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

2012
Review, 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
Nine Works, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah, West Bank  


Selected Group Exhibitions
 
   

2017
Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah
After the Fact. Propaganda in the 21st Century, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, 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
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