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.



born in Jerusalem

lives and works in Ramallah, Palestine


Selected Solo Exhibitions


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

Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany

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

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

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

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

Copy Right, Samaha House, Beirut, Lebanon  

Feeling a Part, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt 

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

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

On What Grounds, Gallery Anadiel, Jerusalem, Israel  


Selected Group Exhibitions


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

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

Gallery 3010, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

Cartagena Biennial, Colombia
Critical Machines, AUB Beirut, Lebanon

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

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

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

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

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

Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK 

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

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

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  

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  

Disorientation, Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin, Germany  

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

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

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  

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

Beyond the Borders, Gwangju Biennale, Kwangju, South Korea