Khaled Hafez – photographer, video artist.
d.o.b in 1963, in Cairo.
Khaled Hafez is a Cairo-based visual artist; his practice spans the mediums of painting, installation, photography, video and experimental film., Hafez studied medicine and followed the evening classes of the Cairo Fine Arts School in the eighties. After attaining a medical degree in 1987 and M.Sc. as a medical specialist in 1992, he gave up medical practice shortly after for a career in the arts. He later obtained an MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in new media and digital arts from Transart Institute (New York, USA) and Danube University (Krems, Austria).
Hafez works were shown at the 57th, 56th and 55th Venice Biennale, 2017, 2015 & 2013; Curitiba Biennale, Brazil 2017, 2nd Asuncion Biennale, Paraguay, 2017, 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, as well as in Hiroshima MOCA, Japan; Uppsala Museum of Art, Sweden; Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde, Leiden, The Netherlands; The Saatchi Gallery and Tate Modern, London, UK; MuHKA Museum of Art, Antwerp, Belgium; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany; State Museum of Art, Thessaloniki, Greece; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Icatha, Queens Museum and the New Museum NY, USA; as well as in Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France.
Hafez is Fulbright Fellow and a Rockefeller Fellow.
Hafez was nominated and shortlisted for The Sovereign African Art Prize, and he was nominated for the Prix Pictet Photography Prize. He was prizewinner at the Dakar Biennale, Senegal in 2004 and the Bamako Photo Biennale, Mali in 2011.