Khaled Alkhani

Flight – 2017
Acrylic on canvas
105 x 105 cm
Khaled Alkhani
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Lover right there – 2016
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
Khaled Alkhani
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Face number 75 -2016
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 80 cm
Khaled Alkhani
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Coherence – 2016
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 80 cm
Khaled Alkhani
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Dance – 2017
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 50 cm
Khaled Alkhani
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

The sense of place
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
Khaled Alkhani
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Daily parfum – 2016
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
Khaled Alkhani
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Demonstrator love – 2017
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 50 cm
Khaled Alkhani
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Face number 17- 2015
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 80 cm
Khaled Alkhani
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Born in 1975, Huma, Syria
lives and works in Paris

Expositions Individuelles

2017
– Château Porte des Allemands (Metz-France)

2016
– Galerie Chantal Bamberger (Strasbourg-France)

2016
– Centre René Cassin (Dourdan-France)

2016
– Château Saint-Max (Nancy-France)

2015
– Galerie Orient (Amman, Jordanie)

2014
– Galerie EUROPIA (Paris-France)

2013
– Galerie al-Alamya (Jada- Arabie-Saoudite)

2013
– Ouyoun, Galerie Dama Art (Jada- Arabie-Saoudite)

2013
– Musée Schleswig-Holsteinischer Kunstverein (Keil-Allemagne)

2013
– Instants de Syrie, Patrick Cheloudiakoff Gallery (Belfort-France)

2012
– Galerie Orient (Amman-Jordanie)

2012
– Cité des arts (Paris – France)

2010
– Galerie Kbab (Abou Dhabi – Emirats Arabe Unis)

2009
– Galerie Orient (Amman – Jordanie)

2007
– Centre Culturel Arabe Syrien (Paris – France)

2007
– Galerie Art house (Damas – Syrie)

2005
– Galerie Patrick Chloidakoffe (Belforte-France)

2005
– Galerie Dar Al Mashreq (Amman – Jordanie)

2005
– Galerie Sarmad (Alep – Syrie)

2004
– Galerie Zaman (Beyrouth -Liban)

2004
– Galerie Nasir Shora (Damas – Syrie)

2003
– Galerie Falwa (Dubai- Emirats Arabe Unis)

2002
– Galerie Bushehri (Koweit)

2001
– Galerie Nasir Shora (Damas – Syrie)

2001
– Galerie Beit Lousane (Koweït)

2000
– Galerie Nasir Shora (Damas – Syrie)

1999
– Galerie Nasir Shora (Damas – Syrie)

Performances de peinture en direct sur scène

2014
– Théâtre de l’Institut du monde arabe à Paris

2013
– Théâtre de l’Hôtel de ville de Paris

Expositions Collectives

2017
– Galerie de Clairefontaine (Yvelines- France)

2017
– Salon Clément-Bayer (Samoreau – Seine et Marne – France)

2016
– Galerie Orient (Amman – Jordanie)

2015
– Galerie Bushehri (Koweit)

2011
– Exposition international du Nord Art (Keil-Allemagne)

2010
– Galerie Sunny art (Amman- Jordanie)

2010
– Exposition du Palais Unesco (Beyrouth-Liban)

2009
– Galerie Espasia (Hama- Syrie)

2009
– Centre Culturel Français, (Damas- Syrie)

2008
– Exposition «Les vents de bon augure» Musée National (Tunise)

2007
– Galerie Al-Sayed ”Capitale Arabe de la Culture” (Damas –Syrie)

2007
– Galerie Palais des Émirats (Abou Dhabi – Emirats Arabe Unis)

2006
-Exposition ”Dialogue des rivières” Palais des Emirats (Abou Dhabi- Emirats Arabe Unis)

2005
– Galerie Al-Sayed ” Cinq artistes Syriens” (Damas – Syrie)

2005
– Galerie albalkaa (Amman – Jordanie)

2004
– Exposition Ehden (Ehden -Liban)

2004
– Galerie Al-Sayed ”Le Petit Tableau” (Damas – Syrie)

2004
– Exposition « Peuple Méditerranéen » (Pecilia – Italie)

2003
– Galerie Nasir Shoura (Damas – Syrie)

2002
– Galerie Le Peuple (Damas – Syrie)

2002
– Gallerie albalka (Amman – Jordanie)

2002
– Exposition « L’art pour la paix » (Madrid – Espagne)

2000
– Exposition au Musée national (Damas – Syrie)

1999
– Galerie Nasir Shora (Damas – Syrie)

1998
– Galerie Le Peuple (Damas – Syrie)

1998
– La chambre des beaux-arts (Hama – Syrie)

1996
– La chambre des beaux-arts (Damas – Syrie)

Tableaux exposés en permanence

Musée Schleswig-Holsteinischer Kunstverein à Kiel               Allemagne

Musée National                                                                                Syrie

Musée du conseil National des arts et de la culture                 Koweït

Musée National                                                                                Jordanie

Mairie de Pecilia                                                                              Italie

Musée Cheick Faisal Bin Qassim Bin Faisal Bin Thani Qatar

Musée National de Tunis                                                               Tunisie

Mairie de Paris                                                                                 France

KHALED ALKHANI

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Flight-2017, Acrylic on canvas, 105 x 105 cm

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Khaled Alkhani (born 17 February 1975 in Hama, Syria) is a Syrian painter, currently living in Paris, Following the Syrien revolt, he has made manifest his anti-regime stance.
An artist employing a variety of supports for his work, including oil panting, and mural painting. The human as an individual or in the crowd is at the heart of the work of Alkhani. Woman are also an important subject in his paintings.
In Khaled Alkhani’s work, we find a development similar to the works of many artists of the German Expressionist movement beginning before the period of the First World War, such as Otto Dix.
Memories of the conflict in Syria have a profound influence on his work. Regarding his representation of Um Ibrahim, he says: One might ask why I am drawing Um Ibrahim in such a beautiful way, as a pretty woman. In my mind, I remember the old woman Um Ibrahim’s image, this is more beautiful than a pretty girl, this woman who opposed the killers in 1982. I see her as an image, in a higher place, that needs to be painted. In fact, my painting are closely related to my memories of what happened in Hama, it comes from my childhood, what I witnessed daily, memories of the Hama massacre. Such events leave a deep-cut memory in me that is hard to remove. I believe, in my artistic process, these memories are visible in my paintings. It has something to do with how I see the woman. The woman, the most essential and available person, she was the hero of my paintings.
Khaled Alkhani was born in the ancient neighborhood of Albarodiah in Hama. At the age of seven, he loses his father, an ophthalmologist savagely killed during the Hama Massacre under the presidency of Hafez el-Assad in February 1982. As a child, his mother notices his passion for drawing and colorimetry and encourages him to pursue this area. As an adolescent, he starts to visit the atelier of Sohail Alahdab, where he learns various pictorial techniques and clay modeling. After graduating from school, he moves to Damascus to pursue studies at the school of Fine Arts. As a student, he starts to sell immediately his paintings to pay his costs. In 1998, he obtains his diploma in painting, in 2000 obtaining his Master degree.
The Damascus gallery Naseer Shura receives the first three exhibitions of Khaled Alkhani, in 1999, 2000 and 2001. The dominant colour in these series is brown, and the esthetic employs effects of contre-jour. His presentation to the Arab artistic scene begins in Kuwait, where he presents his first exhibition at the Museum of Baytlothan in 2001, followed by another exhibition the following year at the Boushahri Gallery. Individual exhibitions take place in Dubai, Jordani and Le banon. In parallel to solo shows, Khaled takes part in various group exhibitions including one organized by Alsayed gallery at Damascus. He also participates in various artistic events including the symposium of painting and sculpture of Ehden which takes place every year at Mount Lebanon. His paintings from late 2010 show a difference from previous work, with the colours becoming brighter, although the subjects of the painting appear to follow a narrative thread, as if each painting were a fixed moment in a long nove.
Three months following the popular upheaval, Khaled Alkhani is forced to escape his country. He is wanted for his part in popular demonstrations in Damas against the President Bachar el – Assad and for having published a series of articles denouncing the 1982 massacre at Hama, for many years a taboo subject in the history of Syria. He arrives in Paris in June 2011, where he waits for one year before taking up his work again. Horrified by the violence unleashed in his country, very violent imagery emerges in his painting, depicting deformed figures, disfigured faces, and the agitated masses.
In 2012, he exhibits work at the La cite Internationale des Arts in Paris. In February 2013, he does a second collaboration for the gallery Cheloudiakoff in Belfort.
In 2013, the museum Kunsthalle zu Kiel in Kiel, Germany,invited Khaled al-Khani exhibit a mural painting in the museum itself. In a large viewing gallery, Khaled painted in an expressionist style scenes that appear to be extracted from everyday life in Syria. In the beginning of 2014, his exhibition Portrait is held at the la galerie Europa in Paris.
In 2014–5, he was a participant in the Syrian cultural caravan.

 


About Z Gallery Arts

Located in Vancouver, Z Gallery Arts is dedicated to fostering the work of emerging and internationally established artists. Founded by curator and owner Zohra Bonnis in 2016, the gallery aims to promote and support intellectual and visual dialogue with artists from around the world while embracing diversity across the industry.

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