Born in Cairo (Egypt), 1975Lives & works in Cairo (Egypt) Very active in: 2000s, Current decade
Is an artist, a composer and a writer. He lives and works in Cairo. His work has been presented in various exhibitions and institutions in the Middle East and in Europe, such as ?Multitudes-Solitudes?, at the Museo d?Arte Contemporanea, Bolzano, Italy, 2003, the project ?Contemporary Arab Representations?, curated by Catherine David, Witte De Withe, Fundacio Antonie
Tapies and the BildMuseet (2003), ?Mediterraneans?, MACRO, Rome (2004). A selection of his single channel videos and the short film ?Transitions? (Short Documentary Film Jury Award, 6th Ismailia International Film Festival, 2002) has been shown a.o. at ?Les Mardis de l?artiste?, a selection for MK2 by Caroline Bourgeois. Hassan Khan has performed ?Tabla Dubb? -an audio-visual performane - in Cairo, Beirut, Istanbul, Sao Paolo, Amsterdam, Brussels (Kunsten Festival, 2004), at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2004), Castello, Spain (2003). He has been invited by the World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam (2001, 2003), and the Oberhausen ShortFilm Festival (2001, 2002)
The work of Hassan Khan is nourished by the urban reality of Cairo, a city of 16 million inhabitants. Both lascivious and oversurveilled, this gigantic metropolis, drained by various ideological networks, manages the individual and the society in a constant friction of competing matrices. Television and religion, tables and electric guitars, kitsch beauty and promiscuity, everything mixes and problematizes in an acceleration of contemporary data characterising the actual Middle East, and ? by extension and translation ? any mega city in the world.