Khaled Hafez is a Cairo-based visual artist; Hispractice spans themediumsofpainting, installation, photography, videoand experimental film.Born in Cairo, Egypt in 1963, Hafez studied medicine andfollowedtheevening classes of the Cairo Fine ArtsSchool in theeighties. Afterattaining a medical degree in 1987 andM.Sc. As a medical specialist in 1992, hegaveup medical practiceshortlyafter for a career in thearts. He later obtainedan MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in new media and digital artsfromTransartInstitute (New York, USA) andDanubeUniversity (Krems, Austria). Hafez workswereshownatthe57th, 56thand 55thVeniceBiennale, 2017, 2015 & 2013; 3rdMardinBiennale, Turkey, 2015; 6thMoscowBiennale, Russia, 2015; 1st Trio Biennale, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 2015; 1st Bienal del Sur, Caracas, Venezuela, 2015; 15thFotofestBiennale, Houston, USA, 2014; 11th Havana Biennale, Cuba, 2012; 9th Bamako PhotoBiennale, Mali 2011; 8thMercusolBiennale, Porto Allegre, Brazil 2011; Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain 2010; 12th Cairo Biennale, Egypt 2010; Dakar Biennale 2004 & 2006; 1st Singapore Biennale 2006, SharjahBiennale 2007; Guangzhou Triennale 2008; Thessaloniki Biennale 2009, as well as in Hiroshima MOCA, Japan; Uppsala MuseumofArt, Sweden; RijksmuseumVolkenkunde, Leiden, The Netherlands; The SaatchiGalleryand Tate Modern, London, UK; MuHKAMuseumofArt, Antwerp, Belgium; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany; StateMuseumofArt, Thessaloniki, Greece; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Icatha, Queens Museum and the New Museum NY, USA; As well as in the George Pompidou Center, Paris, France. Hafez isFulbrightFellow (2005) and a Rockefeller Fellow (2009). In 2011 Hafezwasnominatedandshortlisted for The SovereignAfricanArtPrize, and in 2012 hewasnominated for the Prix PictetPhotographyPrize. He wasprizewinneratthe Dakar Biennale, Senegal in 2004 andthe Bamako PhotoBiennale, Mali in 2011.