On show now as part of
17. 7. - 1. 9. 2019
Together with Rah Eleh (Canada), František Fekete (Czech Republic), Ayqa Khan (United States), and Joshua Vettivelu (Canada)
curated by: Noor Banghu (Canada)
Digitalia is a guest-curated exhibition of multi-media work, deliberating on the use of social media as both an accessible art form and cultural landscape. The exhibition is curated by Noor Bhangu and features work by Rah Eleh (Canada), František Fekete (Czech Republic), Mahmoud Khaled (Egypt), Ayqa Khan (United States), and Joshua Vettivelu (Canada).
This exhibition takes as a possible starting point the concept of “digitalia,” coined by the Canadian film critic, Cameron Bailey, to speak on the convergence of genitalia, marginalia, and wires. Bailey used the concept to interrogate ways in which bodies perform their gender, race, sexuality, and disability through the virtual sphere. “Digitalia,” as a theoretical concept and organizing principle, works to dislodge popular, and accepted, notions of the Internet as a neutral or neutralizing space whose disembodied system is not programmed to recognize embodied difference.
The exhibition will feature multi-media and multi-perspectival work offering various entry points into the question: if the virtual is always allied with disembodiment, what are the options for bodies that think and perform otherwise? By way of inquiry, Digitalia will employ social media sites, primarily generated by user content – Tumblr, Instagram, Youtube, and porn archives – as portals to witness the ways in which embodied subjects embroil themselves into the virtual fabric through their enrolment as active participants.
Dora García, Sharon Hayes, Emily Jacir, Mahmoud Khaled, Carlos Motta, Wu Tsang, and Akram Zaatari, as well as a letter by Quinn Latimer
Sunday 9 September 2018 – Sunday 6 January 2019
at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Curated by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Samuel Saelemakers
Solo show at Helena Anrather Gallery - New York
Opening reception 14 September
14 September - 4 November 2018
A NEW COMMISSION FOR AN OLD STATE
Solo show at Gypsum Gallery, Cairo
Opening reception 7 March, 7-9 pm
7 March - 18 April 2018
Curated by Elmgreen & Dragset
A Memorial to Failure. 2013
will be shown in Nicosia as part of Terra Mediterranea: In Action
Curated by Yiannis Toumazis
Opening: Friday 7 April 2017, 20:00
at NiMAC/Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre
Participating artists and theorists: Ana Adamović, Marwa Arsanios, Sofia Bempeza, Banu Cennetoğlu, Marianna Christofides, Kyriaki Costa, Βassam El Βaroni, Silvia Giambrone, Hackitectura, Lia Haraki, Elizabeth Hoak-Doering, Eleni Kamma, Serap Kanay, Nurtane Karagil, Mahmoud Khaled, Zissis Kotionis, Mona Marzouk, Panayiotis Michael in collaboration with Pascalle Burton, Isabel Carvalho, Peter Eramian, Erden Kosova, Flavia Malusardi, Iordanis Papadopoulos, Christopher Rey Pérez, Maria Petrides and Liv Strand, Yael Navaro and Emrah Gokdemir, Erkan Özgen, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Despo Pasia and Antonis Hadjikyriacou, Polys Peslikas, Alexandros Pissourios, Ran Slavin, Neoterismoi Toumazou, Evi Tselika, Paola Yacoub and Michel Lasserre
Seagulls Are Flying Close to the Ground
Glass mosaic sculpture, tromps l’oeil wall painting. Dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation.
13th Sharjah Biennale, Tamawuj - Curated by Christine Tohme
10 March - 12 June 2017
Until November 20, 2016
Terra Mediterranea: In Action
Curated by Yiannis Toumazis and Michael Arzt
HALLE 14 – Centre for Contemporary Art, Leipzig
Photo: HALLE 14, Leipzig | Walther Le Kon
at Centre Pompidou Málaga
Until November 13, 2016
on show as part of "MOVE"
Curated by Charlène Dinhut
Breda Beban, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Safaa Fathi, Danya Hammoud, Jonas Joan, Mahmoud Khaled, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou, Yasmine Al Massri, Youssef Nabil, Alexandre Paulikevitch and Nil Yalter
A New Commission for an Old State
August 18–October 23, 2016
Edith Russ Haus, Oldenburg, Germany
Liste - Art Fair Basel
June 14 -19, 2016 - Gypsum Gallery
Doa Aly & Mahmoud Khaled
Syntax and Society
The Abraaj Group Art Prize 2016
From March 15 to 19, 2016
Curated by Nav Haq
A two-volume set is published on the occasion of the 2016 exhibition “Syntax and Society” at Art Dubai. Nav Haq, curator of this year’s prize, presents commentary in both volumes to offer an insightful guide to the practices of these artists.
Design by Pieter Boels
March 2016, English/Arabic
19 x 24.7 cm, 264 pages, 101 color ill., softcover
'Proposal for a Porn Company'
February 20 to March 19, 2016
Videobrasil Collection in Context
Galpão VB | Associação Cultural Videobrasil São Paulo
Featured in a new book Published by MIT Press
Edited by David J. Getsy
Artists and writers include
Nayland Blake, Gregg Bordowitz, Leigh Bowery, AA Bronson, A. K. Burns, Giuseppe Campuzano, Tee Corinne, Barbara DeGenevieve, Dyke Action Machine!, Elmgreen & Dragset, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Simon Fujiwara, Malik Gaines, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Gran Fury, Sunil Gupta, Hahn Thi Pham, Harmony Hammond, Sharon Hayes, Hudson, Roberto Jacoby, Derek Jarman, Isaac Julien, Mahmoud Khaled, Zoe Leonard, Lesbian Avengers, Catherine Lord, Ma Liuming, LTTR, Allyson Mitchell, Zanele Muholi, Carlos Motta, Ocaña, Hélio Oiticica, Catherine Opie, Ridykeulous (Nicole Eisenman & A.L. Steiner), Marlon Riggs, Emily Roysdon, Prem Sahib, Assoto Saint, Tejal Shah, Amy Sillman, Jack Smith, Wolfgang Tillmans, Toxic Titties, Danh Vo, David Wojnarowicz, Wu Tsang, Yan Xing, Las Yeguas del Apocalipsis, Akram Zaatari, Sergio Zevallos.
From Experiments in Art and Technology to Art after the Internet
Published by Whitechapel Gallery
Edited by Omar Kholeif
Accompanying a landmark exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, this catalogue explores the impact of computer and networked technologies on artists from the mid-1960s to the present day.
Beginning with US artists Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Whitman’s 1966Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) with Bell Laboratories engineers (followed the first network experiment linking two computers in 1965), and including new and rarely seen multimedia works, film, painting, sculpture, photography and drawings by over 70 artists such as Cory Arcangel, Roy Ascott, Jeremy Bailey, Judith Barry, James Bridle, Constant Dullaart, Oliver Laric, Vera Molnar, Trevor Paglen, Nam June Paik, Ryan Trecartin and Ulla Wiggen, this timely publication tells the story of an interconnected global visual culture marked by mass social and political change.
Fully illustrated in colour, the book will include essays by curator Omar Kholeif, Ed Halter (Director at Light Industry, New York) and Erika Balsom (Senior Lecturer at Kings College London); conversations between pioneering video artist Judith Barry and Sarah Perks (Artistic Director: Visual Art at HOME, Manchester), and between musician and media artist Dragan Espenschied and Heather Corcoran (Executive Director of Rhizome); and newly commissioned artist interviews with Ulla Wiggen and Jonas Lund by Séamus McCormack (Assistant Curator, Whitechapel). The catalogue will also feature a sequence of artist interventions from Douglas Coupland.
Paperback, 272 pages, 297 x 200 mm
200 colour illustrations
First published 2016.
Two days program in Alexandria led by Mahmoud Khaled on November 16-17, 2015. (in Collaboration with Magda Magdy)
In the context of Christodoulos Panayiotou's show Two Days After Forever at the Venice Biennale's Cyprus Pavilion,
For this two-day happening, Mahmoud Khaled returned from his studies abroad to lead a psychogeographical tour using his own art education in Alexandria as a starting point. This exploration of once-spectacular, now neglected sites frequented by Alexandria University Fine Arts students stems from his ongoing research into state-run sites in the city, with their contentious political histories. Through readings, Khaled considered the city’s significance for artists, writers and filmmakers and asked if the imaginary form of the city has now fallen into an endless loop of loss and nostalgia, melancholy and romanticism.
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