"OCCUPIED SPACE "
Born in 1981, Yazan Khalili lives and works in Palestine. Khalili received a degree in architecture from Birzeit University in 2003 and in 2010 graduated with a Masters degree from the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths College, London. He was one of the founding members of Zan Design Studio (2005); a finalist in the AM Qattan Foundation’s Young Artists Award (2006); artist-in-residence at the Delfina Foundation in London (2008); and Production Coordinator for Sharjah Biennials 9 and 10. Recent solo exhibitions include Landscape of Darkness at Transit Gallery, Belgium (2010) and Urban Impression at the French Cultural Centre in Palestine (2007/08). He has contributed work to numerous group shows internationally, and was one of the participants in Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti’s project Ramallah Syndrome in the Palestine c/o Venice Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009). In 2008 and 2009, he was nominated for the KLM Paul Huf Award. In 2009, alongside Lara Khaldi, Khalili co-curated We Were Never Heroes as part of the Jerusalem Show, and Independent Film in Palestine, at the Arab Shorts Festival presented by the Goethe Institute, in Cairo.
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