This talk will focus on how the diversity of the artist’s educational background has become a point of departure and a resource for his recent projects.

Mahmoud Khaled (b. Alexandria, 1982) holds a BFA in painting from Alexandria University. In 2012, he completed the inaugural year of Home Workspace Program at Ashkal Alwan, Beirut. He is currently based in Norway where he is part of the MFA program at the Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts.

His work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Europe and the Middle East, including Gypsum Gallery, Cairo; AUB Gallery, Beirut; Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg; Nile Sunset Annex, Cairo (2013); Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Amsterdam (2011); BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK; Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo (2010); Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn and UKS, Oslo, Norway (2009). His projects have been featured in biennales such as Manifesta 8: European Biennale for Contemporary Art, Biacs 3, Seville Biennale, and 1st Canary Islands Biennale, Spain.