Khaled Hafez (b. 1963, Egypt) explores the complex nature of identity and the factors that shape it through painting, photography, installation, interdisciplinary art, video, and film. With a focus on his native Egypt, Hafez traces the amalgamation of cultural elements that have surfaced over the last five decades, as the country has experienced significant socioeconomic changes, increased militarization, and intense periods of political upheaval.
Hafez has participated in the Venice Biennale, 2017, 2015, and 2013; Moscow Biennale, 2015; Mercusol Biennial, Porto Alegre, 2011; Manifesta 8, Murcia, 2010; Cairo Biennale, 2010; and Sharjah Biennial, 2007. His work has additionally been exhibited in institutions like MOCA, Japan, 2012; Tate Modern, London, 2007; MuHKA Museum of Art, Antwerp, 2007 & 2011; New Museum, New York, 2010; and the Centre George Pompidou, Paris, 2010 & 2012. Hafez is a Fulbright Fellow, 2005, and a Rockefeller Fellow, 2009.