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Khaled Hafez

Egyptian, b. 1963

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Khaled Hafez

Egyptian, b. 1963

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Khaled Hafez creates work that explores changing national and cultural identity in an unstable era. He is part of a generation of Egyptians who collectively have one foot in tradition and another in the larger globalized world. His paintings, mixed-media works, and collage-like videos straddle perceived barriers between East and West. In them, Hafez layers ancient Egyptian forms with images of modern Cairo and international pop culture iconography, creating hybrids that hint at the core of contemporary Egyptian identity. As legend and memory collide with icons of pop culture, advertising, current events, and a dose of irony, Hafez’s compositions become composite worlds of his own making.

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Group show at a major institution
The Studio Museum in Harlem
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Flash Art
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more
Biography

Khaled Hafez creates work that explores changing national and cultural identity in an unstable era. He is part of a generation of Egyptians who collectively have one foot in tradition and another in the larger globalized world. His paintings, mixed-media works, and collage-like videos straddle perceived barriers between East and West. In them, Hafez layers ancient Egyptian forms with images of modern Cairo and international pop culture iconography, creating hybrids that hint at the core of contemporary Egyptian identity. As legend and memory collide with icons of pop culture, advertising, current events, and a dose of irony, Hafez’s compositions become composite worlds of his own making.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Flash Art
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more
Articles Featuring Khaled Hafez
Finding an Arab Voice at the 56th Venice Biennale
Jul 28th, 2015
Finding an Arab Voice at the 56th Venice Biennale
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