Friday, 16 March 2012

Yazan Khalili

I've just stumbled across him in a YouTube video and his website.

This is the YouTube video Yazan:

This is his short bio from World Arab:

Yazan Khalili was born in Syria in 1981. From 1998-2003, he studied architecture at Birzeit University, taking Rula Halawani's photography course there in 2001. His photography combines his knowledge and interest in architecture, design and theoretical studies. A founder member of the Zan design studio in Ramallah (, he was a finalist in the 2006 Young Artists Award. In 2008, he was an Artist-in-Residence at the Delfina Foundation in London. Lives and works in Ramallah.

This is his biography from his website The Future of a Promise:

Born in 1981, Yazan Khalili lives and works in Palestine. Khalili received a degree in architecture from Birzeit University in 2003 and in 2010 graduated with a Masters degree from the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths College, London. He was one of the founding members of Zan Design Studio (2005); a finalist in the AM Qattan Foundation’s Young Artists Award (2006); artist-in-residence at the Delfina Foundation in London (2008); and Production Coordinator for Sharjah Biennials 9 and 10. Recent solo exhibitions include Landscape of Darkness at Transit Gallery, Belgium (2010) and Urban Impression at the French Cultural Centre in Palestine (2007/08). He has contributed work to numerous group shows internationally, and was one of the participants in Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti’s project Ramallah Syndrome in the Palestine c/o Venice Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009). In 2008 and 2009, he was nominated for the KLM Paul Huf Award. In 2009, alongside Lara Khaldi, Khalili co-curated We Were Never Heroes as part of the Jerusalem Show, and Independent Film in Palestine, at the Arab Shorts Festival presented by the Goethe Institute, in Cairo.

This is his photo gallery Galerie Transit:


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