Khaled Barakeh
Born 1976, in Damascus Suburb, Syria
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Education
2017  ARTS RIGHTS JUSTICE Summer Academy; University of Hildesheim, Germany.
2013  Meisterschueler (MFA); Städelschule Art Academy (MFA), Prof. Simon Starling’s 
         Class, Frankfurt a.M, Germany.
2010  Master Degree in Fine Arts (MFA), Funen Art Academy, Odense, Denmark.
2003  Diploma Degree in Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing Department, Fine Arts Faculty,        
         Damascus Uni, Syria
2003  DART AL FUNUN Summer Academy; supervisor: Prof. Marwan Kassab Bachi; 
        Amman, Jordan

Teaching
2019 - 2018  UdK, Berlin Career College, Artist Training; Berlin, Germany.
2018             Summer School on Cultural Diversity; Artist in the Community Scheme 
                    Residency; Dublin, Ireland.
2016 - 2015  Paul-Hindemith-Schule; Frankfurt, Germany.

Residency & Scholarship
2018  European Cultural Foundation “Courageous Citizens R&D Grant”; Amsterdam, The 
         Netherlands.
2018  ENPACT “Startup Mentoring East Africa + Europe”; Berlin, Germany.
2017  Ford Foundation; New York, USA.
2016  ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik; Berlin, Germany.
2015  Roberto Cimetta, Paris, France.
2013  ThePlayhouse ICAN; Northern Ireland, UK.
2012  Hessischen Filmförderung, Frankfurt, Germany.
2011  The british council; Beirut, Lebanon.

Solo Exhibitions
2019  AUFHEBEN, Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt a. M., Germany.
2018  THE BLUE HOUR, Solo exhibition curated by Tobias M.rike; Museum für Kunst und 
         Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany.
2015  'iKB', Atelierfrankfurt, Frankfurt a.M, Germany.
2014  'ON THE ROPES', Frankfurt a.M, Germany.
2013  ‘TRANSMIGRATIONS’, District Kunst und Kulturförderung. Berlin, Germany.
2010  'ISOMERIZATION', Kunsthallen Brandts. Odense, Denmark.
2006  ‘UNTITLED’, Le CCF. Amman, Jordan.
2005  ‘Ink On My Hands’, Le CCF. Damascus, Syria.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019   OÙ EST LA MAISON DE MON AMI, Curated by Paula Aisemberg, Dunia Al-Dahan and Véronique
           Bouruet Aubertot; Maison des ArtsCentre d’Art   Contemporain de Malakoff, Paris, France
2018   INSIDE INTEL, Curated by Elliott Burns, India Murphy and Jake Charles Rees;       
          "Conspiracy" CIJ Logan Symposium, St James Hatcham, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.
2018   DIVIDED WE STAND, Curated by Cristina Ricupero and J.rg Heiser; Busan 
           Biennale, Busan, South Korea.
2018   SHIFTING HORIZONS, Curated by Misal Adnan Yildiz; KRANK Gallery, Istanbul, 
           Turkey.
2018   IN BETWEEN. RETHINKING TRANSCULTURAL IDENTITIES; Curated by 
           Charlotte Bank; Art-Lab, Berlin, Germany.
2018   MUTTERZUNGE’;Curated by Adnan Yiuldiz; Kino-International, Berlin, Germany.
2017   DOES EUROPE EXISTS?; Curated by Achilleas Kentonis; ARTos Foundation,
           Nicosia, Cyprus.
2017   KASHASH; Curated by Alma Salem; Korzo, Amsterdam and Utrecht, Netherland.
2017   POLITICAL GESTURES; Curated by Adela Demetja ;Galerie Heike Strelow, 
           Frankfurt, Germany.
2017   BORDERLINES; Curated by Claudia Postel; Galerie Postel, Hamburg, Germany.
2017   WE SHOUT AND SHOUT, BUT NO ONE LISTENS; Curated by Tone Olaf Nielsen 
           & Frederikke Hansen; CAMP (Center for Art on Migration Politics), Copenhagen, 
           Denmark..
2016  'WHY NOT ASK AGAIN: Arguments, Counter-arguments, and Stories', The 11th 
          Shanghai Biennale, China.
2016  'SANS PAPIERS', Kurt-Kurt, Berlin, Gremany
2016  'Beachhead’s PEACE OF MIND', Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand.
2016  'If All Relationships Were to Reach Equilibrium, Then This Building Would Dissolve’.
           Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, England.
2015  'APRICOTS FROM DAMASCUS', SALT Galata. Istanbul, Turkey.
2015  'TITLED', Heike Strelow Gallery, Frankfurt a.M, Germany.
2015  'OVERSHADOWED', Gallery Holger John, Dresden, Germany.
2015  'MAIL ART', Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.
2014  'NEW FRANKFURT INTERNATIONALS - SOLID SIGNS', Frankfurter 
           Kunstverein, Germany
2014  'IN PLAIN SIGHT', Smack Mellon. New York, USA.
2013  'SAY MY NAME SAY MY NAME’, MMK Museum Für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
           Am Main, Germany.
2013  ‘WELCOME’, LSM Project Space, Laven, Denmark.
2013  ‘SYRIA'S ART OF RESISTANCE’, Rich Mix Gallery, London, UK; The Round 
          Tower, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2013  ‘LOCUS’, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany.
2013  ‘HOME STORIES’, Villa 102, Frankfurt a.M, Germany.
2013  ‘FRAGILE STATES’, Brian Morris Gallery. New York, USA.
2012  ‘IMAGINED COMMUNITIES’, Golden Thread Gallery. Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2012  ‘THE CHANGING ROOM’, he Underground Gallery. London, UK.
2011  ‘WE ARE NOWHERE AND IT IS NOW’, Occupy Space. Limerick, Ireland.
2010  ‘UNTITLED NO.5’, Larm Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Curated exhibitions
2019  FREEDOM TRANSMISSIONS, Interventions on the Protection and Promotion of Artistic Freedom, Curated by  Khaled Barakeh;
          Haus Ungarn, Berlin, Germany
2018  IN BETWEEN,  Group exhibition curated by Khaled Barakeh; Galerie Postel, 
          Hamburg, Germany.
2018  RELENTLESS IMAGES, Group exhibition curated by Khaled Barakeh and Nabil 
          Kanaan; Oslo World, Oslo, Norway.
2018  EN MAL D’ARCHIVE, Group exhibition; Station Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon.
2017  SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT, Group exhibition; University of the Arts, Berlin,
          Germany.

Collaborative Projects & Exhibitions
2013  ‘MOBILE ACADEMY’, Ha Noi, Hoi An, Sai Gon and Berlin.
2011  ‘WHEN IN ROME’, Malta Contemporary Art, Foundation. Valletta, Malta. Movement 
           gallery. London, UK.
2009  ‘BUILDING DEMOCRACY’, Copenhagen; and Rum46. Århus. Denmark.

Selected Talks and Lectures
2018 WHAT HAPPENS POST-RELOCATION?, Safe Havens 2018 Conference; Malm., 
        Sweden.
2018 CONTESTING IMAGES; Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway.
2018 FREEDOM TO MOVE/CREATE, Oslo World Seminars “We Are (ALL) Migrants” in
        collaboration with Norsk Folkehjelp and Transcultural Arts Production - TRAP;
        Kulturhuset,Oslo, Norway.
2018 THE PRACTICE OF NECESSITY; Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg
2018 IDENTITY CRISIS AND EXILED ART - NEW ROLES OF SYRIAN CREATIVES,
        Facetten des Islams; Club der polnischen Versager, Berlin, Germay.
2018 ECHOES OF THE SOUTH ATLANTIC - ON THE FUTURE OF THE SOUTHERN
        TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS; Goethe-Institut Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
2018 SYRIA: RENEWAL, CREATIVITY AND RESILIENCE; Goethe-Institut Brussels,
        Belgium.
2018 BETWEEN THE BORDERS; Berlin Art Institute, Berlin, Germany.
2018 MUTTERZUNGE; Babylon Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
2018 ARTIVISM: CREATIVITY AS A MEDIUM OF CHANGE, Denmark Syrian Cultural
        Citizenship; Syrian Cultural Institute in Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
2017 ART MATTERS - PRACTICES AND AGENCY IN CONTEMPORARY ARTS IN 
        POST-MIGRANT SOCIETIES, workshop moderation and panel discussion; Robert 
        Bosch Cultural Managers Network, International Alumni Center, Berlin, Germany.
2017 GLOBAL ROUNDTABLE 'ARTIST SAFETY/SAFE HAVEN', Artists and 
        Movements - Safe Havens
2017 Conference; Residency Unlimited - ArtsEverywhere, Malm., Sweden.
2017 STRICTLY PROHIBITED, Survival Of The Artist; The Mosaic Rooms - Shubbak
        Festival, British Museum, London, UK.
2017 DOES EUROPE EXIST?; ARTos Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus.
2017 INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE: ENGAGING POTENTIAL, EMBRACING 
        DIVERSITY, CULTURAL DIPLOMACY, Fostering International Cultural Dialogue, 
        Diversity and Sustainability; Presidency of the Council of the European Union,
        Mellieħa, Malta.
2016 AS FREE AS IT GETS, Landschaften der Hoffnung; Radialsystem V, Berlin,
        Germany.
2016 ON FOREIGN GROUND; Ettijahat Independent Culture - Goethe-Institut Brussels,
        SMAK Gent, Belgium.
2016 ARTIVISM (ART&ACTIVISM) IN THE CONTEXT OF MIGRATION, Digital 
        Spring; Salzburg, Austria.
2016 APRICOTS FROM DAMASCUS; SALT, Istanbul, Turkey.
2013 CHALLENGING PLACE; ICAN, The Playhouse, Derry / Londonderry, Northern         
        Ireland, UK.
 
Selected Publications
2018  “Re-creating communities of practice”, in Fresh Perspectives 8 “Safeguarding the
         Daring Voice: Arts & Freedom of Expression”, IETM: 12-14.
2018  RICUPERO, C. and HEISER, J. (eds.), Divided We Stand [exhibition catalogue], 
         Busan Biennale Organizing Committee: 38-41.
2018  “The Untitled Images (2014)”, Cinema Journal 57, No. 4 “Decolonize” (Summer 2018),
          University of Texas Press: 142-146.
2017  “Apricots from Damascus Issue 13”, in Subjects and Objects in Exile, L’internationale
          Books: 63-71.
2016  “Der multikulturelle Friedhof”, in K.NIG, A. and WENZEL, J. (eds.), The end of the
          world as we know it ist der Beginn einer Welt die wir nicht kennen [exhibition
          catalogue], Festival für Fotografie Leipzig: 12-15.
2015  “Act of Excision”, visual essay in ARTEZINE Fall 2015, ArteEast: The Global
          Platform for Middle East Arts, http://arteeast.org/quarterly/act-of-excision-2/
2014  “Regarding the Pain of Others and Damascus 15 Feb 2012 19:47:31: Artistic responses
         to the violence in Syria, in HALASA, M., OMAREEN, Z. and MAHFOUD, N. (eds.),
         Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline, Saqi Books: 156-164.
2013 M.LLERSCH.N, N. and MAYR, N. (eds.), HOME STORIES: Locating artistic practice 
         in today’s global reality [exhibition catalogue], KFW Stiftung - Snoek.
2012 ELTORIE, A. (ed.), The Changing Room, Finding Projects Association: 48-51 and 
         interview: 126-131.