Khaled Hafez Egyptian-French, b. 1963


Khaled Hafez is an Egyptian-French visual artist, filmmaker and educator. He is born in Cairo, Egypt in 1963 where he currently lives and works. He studied medicine and followed the evening classes of the Cairo School of Fine Arts (Faculty of 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 practices in the early nineties for a career in the arts. He later obtained an MFA in new media and digital arts from Transart Institute (New York, USA) and Danube University Krems (Austria). Hafez practice spans the mediums of painting, film / video, photography, installation and interdisciplinary approaches. Hafez, a Fulbright Fellow, Rockefeller Fellow,  and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Hafez occasionally curates visual arts and photography exhibitions for younger peers.


International Biennales Include: 57th Venice Biennale, Italy, 2017 (National Pavilion Grenada), 2nd Asuncion Biennale, Paraguay, 2017, Curitiba Biennale ‘17, Brazil, 2017, 56th Venice Biennale, Italy, 2015 (Official Collateral Biennale Exhibition), 3rd Mardin Biennale, Turkey, 2015, 6th Moscow Biennale, Russia, 2015, 1st Trio Biennale, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 2015, 1st Bienal del Sur, Caracas, Venezuela, 2015, 15th FotoFest Biennale, Houston, USA, 2014, 55th Venice Biennale, Italy, 2013 (National Pavilion Maldives), 11th Havana Biennale, Cuba, 2012, 9th Bamako Photo Biennale, Mali, 2011, 8th Mercosul Biennale, Brasil, 2011, 12th Cairo Biennale, Egypt, 2010, Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain, 2010, 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece, 2009, 3rd Guangzhou Triennale, China, 2008, 7th Sharjah Biennale, UAE, 2007, 1st Singapore Biennale, 2006, 6th & 7th Dakar Biennale, Senegal, 2004 & 2006.