Rachel Khedoori

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Rachel Khedoori (born 1964 in Sydney, Australia) is a contemporary artist of Iraqi heritage.


Khedoori was born in Sydney and raised in Australia. She is the identical twin sister, artist Toba Khedoori,[1] and is the widow of artist Jason Rhoades.[citation needed]

She received her MFA from University of California, Los Angeles, in 1994.[citation needed]

Khedoori currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.[citation needed]


Rachel Khedoori has been working in Los Angeles since 1990. Her work is an examination of her environment and the spaces, both interiors and exteriors, she inhabits physically and mentally. Rachel Khedoori uses architecture, sculpture and film to create highly complex interpretations of time and space. Khedoori’s works juxtapose real, actual spaces with remembered or imagined ones. Rachel Khedoori gained international recognition with her first comprehensive solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Basel and Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2001, which also established her with an international audience.

Rachel Khedoori is represented by Hauser & Wirth. She has exhibited with Hauser & Wirth on a number of occasions, first in 1998 then 2002, 2007 and most recently 'Rachel Khedoori', Hauser & Wirth, Piccadilly, London, (2010).[2]

She has had solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Basel and the Kunstverein Braunschweig in 2001, and at Villa Arson in Nice, France in 2004. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria, and Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. Her work was included in the 53rd International Venice Biennale, Venice 2009.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Roberta Smith (March 05, 1999) "Art in Review; Rachel Khedoori", The New York Times.
  2. ^ 'Rachel Khedoori', Hauser & Wirth.

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