Egyptian artist Mahmoud Khaled participates in online exhibition by Slovenia's Museum of Modern Art

Ahram Online , Friday 12 Jun 2020

Titled 'Viral Self-Portraits,' the online exhibition was created at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in Slovenia's capital, when people were still self-isolating at home

Mahmoud Khaled
(Photo: still from Mahmoud Khaled's video)

Egyptian artist Mahmoud Khaled is participating in the online exhibition 'Viral Self-Portraits,' organised by the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana and the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, also located in the Slovenian capital.

The exhibition kicked off on 15 May and will last until 31 December. Follow this link to view all the works.

"We started thinking about the Viral Self-Portraits online exhibition at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when we were still self-isolating at home. We first contacted 23 curators across the globe to invite five artists each to do self-portraits, according to the invitation below. 100 international artists responded," the gallery's website clarifies.

The only Egyptian among 100 artists from across the globe, Khaled contributes to the exhibition with a video titled 'A Day with a Self-Isolated Lady from the 80s'.

His five-minute video is based on footage from the Egyptian 1987 film The Haunted House.

View Mahmoud Khaled's work here.

Born in 1982 in Alexandria, Khaled studied fine art at Alexandria University in Egypt and Trondheim University in Norway. Khaled lives and works in Trondheim and Alexandria.

His work spans across a number of media: video, photography, sculpture, installation, sound and text; he explores what is real and what is hidden, disguised or staged.

Khaled has held numerous exhibitions in Egypt and internationally.

He is also participating in the upcoming show "MODERN LOVE or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies" curated by Katerina Gregos, taking place between 3 October 2020 and 7 March 2021 in Museum für Neue Kunst Freiburg, Germany and between June and September 2021 in Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia.

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