Khaled Ramadan

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Khaled Ramadan (born in 1973) consultant, curator,[1] filmmaker[2][3] educator,[4] and cultural writer.[5][6] Currently, he is working as an examiner for the higher artistic educational programmes under The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science and as an evaluator of Alto University professorship program. He is the co-editor of the new book, Journalism in Times of War, by Al Jazeera Media Institute, (2018) Aljazeera TV Doha.[7] He is the new appointed director of the Media Art Research Space – MARC, Production and Exhibition Spaces of Art and Film - Antalya, open in April 2017. Previously, Ramadan has worked as director of BMAF, Muscat,[8][9] a senior advisor for the Maldives Ministry of Culture[10] and for the Danish Arts Council,[11] and as an external consultant for the Prince Claus Fund,[12] the Manifesta Foundation,[13] and the Nordic Institute for Contemporary Arts (NIFCA).


Ramadan has curated and co-curated projects like Climate Maters, Ipoh International Art Festival, Malaysia 2019,[14] The Third Guangzhou Triennial at the Guangdong Museum of Modern Art, China and UCCA, Beijing; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, KW Berlin, Germany and Outflow, Kumho Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea. In 2013, he was the appointed curator for the Maldives Pavilion at the 55th[15] Venice Biennale.[10] In 2010, together with Chamber of Public Secrets, he was appointed co-curator of Manifesta 8 in Spain.[citation needed]

Ramadan[16] and Alfredo Cramerotti[17] are the co-founder of the art collective Chamber of Public Secrets, which has existed since 2004. In 2006, Ramadan co-founded Doculogia, a platform for critical media.[18] In 2009, Al-Jazeera TV produced a documentary about Ramadan's activities and achievements.[19]

Ramadan is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), and the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art (IKT) and [21]. He is a nominator of The Sovereign Asian Art Prize, The Jameel Prize, International Award for Contemporary Art and Design, the Prince Claus Fund Awards, and special correspondents and nominator for the Future Generation Art Prize, at the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in Kyiv, Ukraine.


He is the author of Peripheral Insider: Perspectives on Contemporary Internationalism in Visual Culture, published by Copenhagen University Press, 2007.[20] Journalism In Times of War, edited by Awad Joumaa and Khaled Ramadan.[21]

He regularly contributes to international magazines[22] and journals[23][24] on topics such as art,[25] media, aesthetics and social activism, latest e.g. in Border Thinking: Disassembling Histories of Racialized Violence, ed. Marina Gržinić, Sternberg Press (2018). Set City, the Age of Reality Cinematography, is the title of Khaled Ramadan’s contribution to the book.[26] Trans-Visuality, published by Liverpool University Press.


Recent work includes, The Panache of Artivism within the Imperial Narrative of the Middle East, published in 2017 in the book, Independent Republic of Culture - Edited by Serhan Ada, published by Cultural Policy and Management Research Centre, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları/ Istanbul Bilgi University Press 2017.[27][28][29]

Ramadan’s art-house filmmaking and theoretical writing has rewarded him a specialisation in cinematic visual analysis and aesthetic framing. He assisted aestheticizing several productions at the Film City in Denmark and the TV station AlJazeera.

His best cinematic visual analysis contribution is the essay, Set City - Post-Snuff Film and the New Age of Reality Cinematography, in Border Thinking, ed. Prof. Marina Gržinić, part of the publication series of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna 2018.


Ramadan’s writing are published with: Slavoj Zizek, Irit Rogoff, Benjamin R. Barber, Bernadette Buckley, Horacio González, Boris Groys, W.J.T. Mitchell, Ken Neil, Lila Pastoriza, James A. Walker, Peter Weibel, Joseba Zulaika, Hamid Dabashi, Thomas McEvilley, Sarat Maharaj, Rasheed Araeen, Gavin Jantjes, Simon Sheikh, Maaretta Jaukkuri, Gao Shiming, Max Ryynänen, Zygmunt Bauman and Antonio Zaya.


The Return of the Real, with artist Veronica Bape, Dale Norway 2019. Red Line, with artist Kari Steihaug, Norway 2019. RobOman. Arabian Gulf, 2018; Outsourcing Torture. AJ co-production. 2016; Floating Community. Cambodia 2016; Romiah Selfie. Lebanon, 2015; Café Fishawy. Egypt, 2014; Maldives To Be or Not. Maldives 2013; The Shadow of San Anton. Spain, 2010. I Told President Mubarak. Egypt 2010. Eyes in Hand, about blind artist Esraf Armagan. Spain 2010. Out of Gaza. Gaza strip, 2009. Quest for the Brotherhood. Egypt, 2008. Arab Media Landscape. Dubai, UAE, 2007; Mapping the South. Lebanon, 2006; Comrade Alfredo Neri. Denmark-Sweden-Italy, 2005; Wide Power. Lebanon, 2004.


  • Climate Maters, Ipoh International Art Festival, Malaysia 2019[30]
  • “From a Place of Darkness” Contemporary Istanbul, curated by Gulsen Bal 2019 [31]
  • For the Love of Air Liquid. Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti and Khaled Ramadan, Opening exhibition - Media Art Research Center (MARC), Antalya, April 2018.
  • What is left? Frei_raum Q21 exhibition space, Vienna, Austria, 2016.[32]
  • Be-diversity, MUSE di Trento, Italy 2015.[33][34]
  • A Room of His Own, The Artsonje Center Seoul 2014.[35]
  • Overflow, The Politics of Water, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul 2014.[36][37]
  • The Maldives Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale 2013.
  • Manifesta 8, Spain, 2010.
  • Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Modern Art, China 2008. UCCA, Beijing, China, 2008.
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid 2007. Video Brazil.[38] KW Berlin, Germany, 2006.
  • MUSE - Museo delle Scienze di Trento, Italy.
  • Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea.
  • Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark.
  • Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, NYC. USA.
  • Queens Museum of Art, New York City, NY. USA.
  • Quartier Éphémère, Fonderie Darling, Montreal, Canada.
  • The Third Guangzhou Triennial Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China.
  • Casino Luxembourg. Luxembourg.
  • Ars Baltica Triennale der Fotokunst.[39]
  • Vejle Museum of Art, Denmark.
  • Pori Art Museum, Finland.[40]
  • Skopje Paranoia - Freud Museum, London.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Belgrade.
  • Minority Report - Aarhus Festival of Contemporary Art. Denmark.
  • Neue Galerie Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria.
  • Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst e.V. (NGBK), Berlin; Stadtgalerie Kiel Andrejsala, Riga; KUMU Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn.


Botkyrka konsthall, Stockholm. NIFCA, Helsinki, Nordisk Kunstnarster NDK, Norway, Mamar, Cairo, and HIAP Helsinki.


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