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Khaled Barakeh

  • Khaled Barakeh

    Khaled graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus (2005), and completed his MFA at Funen Art Academy in Odense (2010) and his Meisterschüler at the Städelschule Art Academy in Frankfurt (2013). Moving to Europe resulted in major changes in his practice: originally trained as a painter, he developed a stronger concentration on conceptual art practices. He is currently Berlin-based and works in a variety of media, focusing on issues revolving around power structures in relation to identity, culture and history.

    He is part of a global ‘artivism’ movement – often focusing on topics of cultural preservation, aiming to see between the cracks of social and political systems. Khaled is the founding Director of CoCulture which houses the Syria Cultural Index (SCI), the Syrian Biennale Project and Giving Spaces – three projects dedicated to mapping and connecting the Syrian artistic community around the globe and showcasing their work to wider audiences.