Yazan Khalil

Director, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah, Palestine
"Join me on the 7th of March 2019 alongside other cultural art foundations in the Middle East where we will explore how strategic cultural philanthropy and arts patronage can help empower cultural development in the Arab world. Learn more on the overview page and register now to be part of this."

Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center is a leading non-profit, Palestinian arts and culture organization

Lives and works in and out of Palestine. Khalili studied architecture at Birzeit University (BA 2003) and Research Architecture at Goldsmiths College (MA 2010), and Fine Arts at the Sandberg Institute (MFA 2015). A founding member of Zan Design Studio in 2005, he became Production Coordinator for Sharjah Biennials 9 & 10, and Technical Director of Palestinian Museum’s “Jerusalem Lives.” He curated “The City | The Image" Symposium, Young Artist of the Year Award (YAYA2012), and “The Long Journey” (2013), and co-organised the “Walter Benjamin in Palestine” workshop and symposium (2015).  In 2015 he won the Extract V Young Artist prize. Khalili lectures at Al-Quds Bard college and leads the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre. Recent solo shows include, No One Saw the Colors, Kunstforeningen, GL Strand, Copenhagen, 2018; On the Other Side of the Law, Lawrie Shabibi Gallery, Dubai, 2017; On Love and Other Landscapes at Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai, 2015. Major group shows include Being: New Photography, MoMA, 2018; Jerusalem Lives, The Palestinian Museum, 2017 and Post-Peace, Kunstverein Stuttgart, 2017.