Khaled Akil

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Khaled Akil
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EducationBachelor Degree from Faculty of Law and Political sciences,
Alma materBeirut Arab University
OccupationMixed Media Artist
Home townAleppo, Syria
Websitekhaledakil.com

Khaled Akil born 1986 in Aleppo is a Syrian artist based in Istanbul.[1][2] Akil is a self-taught artist who works with different art mediums. He is best known for his photography series Pokémon Go in Syria [3]

Biography[edit]

Khaled Akil was born in Aleppo, Syria,[4] to a family with a long history of artistic and political influence. His father is the renowned painter Youssef Akil.[5] His great maternal grandfather is the Syrian author and historical figure Abd al-Rahman al-Kawakibi.

ِAkil's first exhibition was held in 2009, when at the time he was completing his bachelor's degree in Law.[1] His experience in law, politics and human rights played a major role in his artistic development and projections.[6]

In 2012, he held a solo exhibition “The Legend of Death”[7] in Istanbul, where he resides today[3] due to the escalation of the war in Syria.[8]

Solo exhibitions[edit]

Group exhibitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lives". The New York Times Magazine.
  2. ^ "Khaled AKil-Biography". Fotofest.org.
  3. ^ a b "You Need to Be Looking at 'Pokémon Go in Syria'". The Creator Project.Vice.
  4. ^ "Artist Khaled Akil imagines Pokémon Go in ravaged Syria". Al Jazeera.
  5. ^ "Biography". janetradyfineart.com.
  6. ^ "PHOTOGRAPHY. BEHIND SYRIA'S WAR". freearabs.com.
  7. ^ "FAREWELL IS NOT GOOD-BYE". mantlethought.org.
  8. ^ "Your Middle East's managing editor caught up with celebrated Syrian artist Khaled Akil who currently resides in Istanbul". yourmiddleeast.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Art at Watson Presents "Requiem for Syria," an exhibition by Khaled Akil".
  10. ^ "Syrian Khaled Akil, whose work is being exhibited in California, joins artists protesting discriminatory travel ban". Al Jazeera.
  11. ^ "Syrian Artist Khaled Akil: 'Art Flies With No Visa'". kqed.org.
  12. ^ "Syrian Artist's Photographs Offer a Prayer for Peace". Stanford Global Studies.
  13. ^ "Chalabi Art Gallery hosts Syrian artist Khaled Akil". culturedworld.com.
  14. ^ ""Legend of Death" - Khaled Akil". lebriz.com.
  15. ^ "Syrian artist's Hampstead exhibition explores nation in conflict". James Podesta. ham and high newspaper. 27 February 2012.
  16. ^ "20 top exhibitions in 2012". islamicartsmagazine.com.
  17. ^ "Photography exhibition 'Khaled Akil: The Unmentioned' at London's Lahd Gallery". islamicartsmagazine.com.
  18. ^ "Anti Trump show creative debut".
  19. ^ "Uprooted, World Bank".
  20. ^ "Tribe: Contemporary Photography from the Arab World".
  21. ^ "Bozar".
  22. ^ "'Flight' takes off". stowetoday.com.
  23. ^ "Anne & Mark's Art Party". artpartysj.com.
  24. ^ "CATHARSIS // Group show".
  25. ^ "2015 Exhibitions". fotofest.org.
  26. ^ "Art in Exile Festival: "Voices from the Middle East"". goethe.de.

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