Mixing photography and video with sculptural forms, sound and text, Mahmoud Khaled’s practice engages with the construction of male identity through investigations of unconventional subjects: a body builder, a bullfighter, and a male belly dancer, among others. His work traces the boundaries between what is real and what is hidden, disguised or staged. His work has been presented at Gypsum Gallery, Cairo (2014); 18th Videobrasil Festival for Contemporary Art, Sao Paulo; Lofoten International Art Festival, Norway; Home Works Forum 6, Beirut; Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg; Institute Du Monde Arab, Paris (2012); Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Amsterdam (2011); BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK. He was awarded the Video Brasil in Context prize in 2012.
Mahmoud Khaled joined the Art Center as the Jackman Goldwasser Resident and spent several weeks here, from May 26 – July 3, 2015, connecting his interdisciplinary practice to the city’s artistic and cultural scene. While in residence, he visited exhibitions, completed studio visits and research, gathered artists for informal discussions, and presented an artist talk on his work.