Khaled Ramadan

Khaled Ramadan (b. 1965) is an artivist, documentary filmmaker, curator and cultural writer. He was born in Beirut, and is currently living and working between Cyprys, Egypt and Lebanon.

Ramadan’s fields of speciality include the history of constructed media, the fusion of informative art with aesthetic journalism, and the history of visuality. His latest project Maldives To Be or Not deals with social and political science, climatology and nature in relation to culture.

He co-curated and organised, among others, the Maldives Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale 2013, Manifesta 8 (2010, Spain), Guangzhou Triennial (Guangdong Museum of Modern Art), projects for UCCA (2008, Beijing) and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (2007, Madrid).

His works and projects have been shown around the world at major museums, film festivals and TV stations. In 2009, Al-Jazeera TV produced a documentary about the artist’s activities. Ramadan is a member of the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art (IKT) and the International Association of Art Critics (AICA).

During his HIAP residency Khaled Ramadan will be working on the conceptualisation of the first architectural pavilion of the Republic of Maldives at the Venice Biennale 2014, and will also be exploring partnership possibilities in Helsinki.