KHALED D. RAMADAN
Born in Beirut (Lebanon), 1964Lives & works in (Denmark) Very active in: 90s, 2000s, Current decade
Based in Copenhagen Khaled D. Ramadan (1964) is a media artist/documentarist with diverse interests in the fields of social history, scientific research and critical theory. He is a curator and PhD Cand. at the Department for Cultural Studies and the Arts, Copenhagen University, and founder of "Chamber of Public Secrets". Ramadan is educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, and is a member of the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art IKT.
Born in Beirut in 1964 Khaled Ramadan is no stranger to violence. But despite growing up in a country afflicted by war, or perhaps because of it, he decided to become an artist and graduated from the Beirut School of Fine Art in 1985 with a degree in visual Art.
In the same year he moved to Denmark, which has remained his base, although he now also works in Helsinki and Berlin.
Throughout the 90s Khaled continued his studies, spending a year at the Edinburgh College of Art. In 1998 he was awarded his Masters Degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture. He is currently carrying out research for his Phd. in art history. His topic is the socio-cultural mobility of contemporary art and identity. He is due to complete in 2004.
Khaled is also a member of a number of influential boards in the art world, including the Young Artists and Art Curators, the Danish Art Association, and the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art. From 1998 ? 2000 he served on the Danish Ministry of Culture?s Development Fund Focus Group.
As a curator Khaled Ramadan has been responsible for a number of international exhibitions including ?Nordic Object? in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2001, ?H20? in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2002 and ?The Right to Strike First Club?, also in Copenhagen in 2003. He is currently mobile curator for the Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, a position he has held since 2001.