Born in 1976 in Damascus Suburb, and currently based in Berlin, Khaled Barakeh graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus, Syria in 2005, and completed his MFA at Funen Art Academy in Odense, Denmark in 2010. He has exhibited at the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart; Salt in Istanbul; Shanghai Biennale; Kunsthalle Brandts, Ovegarden in Denmark; Frankfurter Kunstverein; Artspace in New Zealand and many other institutions. In 2013 Barakeh finished his Meisterschueler with prof. Simon Starling, at the Städelschule Art Academy in Frankfurt am Main.



Khaled Barakeh

Born in Damascus Suburb, Syria 1976.



2013 Meisterschueler (MFA); Städelschule Art Academy, Frankfurt a.M, Germany.

2010 Master Degree in Fine Arts (MFA); Funen Art Academy, Odense, Denmark.

2003 Diploma Degree in Fine Arts; Damascus University, Syria.

2003 Summer Academy; Prof. Marwan Kassab Bachi; Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan



2015-2016 Leading an art class at the Paul-Hindemith-Schule. Frankfurt, Germany.


Residency & Scholarship

2016 ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik; Berlin, Germany.

2015 Roberto Cimetta, Paris, France.

2013 ThePlayhouse ICAN; Northern Ireland, UK.

2012 Hessischen Filmförderung, Frankfurt, Germany.

2011 The british council; Beirut, lebanon.



Solo Exhibitions:

2015 'iKB' Curated by the artist; Organised by Corinna Bimboese. Atelierfrankfurt, Frankfurt a.M, Germany.

2014 'ON THE ROPES' Curated by the artist at his studio, Frankfurt a.M, Germany.

2013 ‘TRANSMIGRATIONS’ Curated by Susanne Husse. District Kunst und Kulturförderung. Berlin, Germany.

2010 'ISOMERIZATION' Curated by Anna Krogh. Kunsthallen Brandts. Odense, Denmark.

2006 ‘UNTITLED’ Curated by the artist. Le CCF. Amman, Jordan.

2005 ‘Ink On My Hands’ Curated by Leccas Delphine. Le CCF. Damascus, Syria.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2016 'SANS PAPIERS' Curated by Simone Zaugg and Pfelder; Kurt-Kurt, Berlin, Gremany

2016 'Beachhead’s PEACE OF MIND' Curated by Misal Adnan Yildiz; Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand.

2016 'If All Relationships Were to Reach Equilibrium, Then This Building Would Dissolve’ Curated by Miguel Amado;

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, England.

2015 'APRICOTS FROM DAMASCUS' Organized by Atıf Akın and Dilek Winchester SALT Galata. Istanbul, Turkey.

2015 'TITLED' Curated by Adela Demetja. Heike Strelow Gallery, Frankfurt a.M, Germany.

2015 'OVERSHADOWED' Curated by Tobias Mörike. Gallery Holger John, Dresden, Germany.

2015 'MAIL ART' Curated Line Krom Jutta Heun. Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.

2014 'NEW FRANKFURT INTERNATIONALS - SOLID SIGNS' Curated by Lilian Engelmann, Frankfurter Kunstverein.

2014 'IN PLAIN SIGHT' Curated by Sarah Lookofsky. Smack Mellon. New York, USA.

2013 'SAY MY NAME SAY MY NAME’ Curated by Bernd Reiß. MMK Museum Für Moderne Kunst,

Frankfurt Am Main, Germany.

2013 ‘WELCOME’ Curated by Line Sandvad Mengers. LSM Project Space, Laven, Denmark.

2013 ‘SYRIA'S ART OF RESISTANCE’ Curated by Zaher Omreen. Rich Mix Gallery, London, UK; The Round Tower,

Copenhagen, Denmark.

2013 ‘LOCUS’ Curated by Didem Yazıcı. Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany.

2013 ‘HOME STORIES’ Curated by Nicola Muellerschoen. Villa 102, Frankfurt a.M, Germany.

2013 ‘FRAGILE STATES’ Curated by Sidd Joag. Brian Morris Gallery. New York, USA.

2012 ‘IMAGINED COMMUNITIES’ Curated by Miguel Amado. Golden Thread Gallery. Belfast, Northern Ireland.

2012 ‘THE CHANGING ROOM’ Curated by Aida Eltorie. The Underground Gallery. London, UK.

2011 ‘WE ARE NOWHERE AND IT IS NOW’ Curated by Patrick Keaveney & Didem Yazıcı. Occupy Space.

Limerick, Ireland.

2010 ‘UNTITLED NO.5’ Curated by Lars Rahbek. Larm Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Collaborative Projects & Exhibitions:

2013 ‘MOBILE ACADEMY’ Curated by Simon Starling; Organized by Thuy-Han Nguyen Chi & Susanne Husse.

Ha Noi, Hoi An, Sai Gon and Berlin.

2011 ‘WHEN IN ROME’ Curated and organized by Simon Starling and Mark Mangion. Malta Contemporary Art

Foundation. Valletta, Malta. Movement gallery. London, UK.

2009 ‘BUILDING DEMOCRACY’ Curated by the collective. Overgaden. Copenhagen; and Rum46. Århus. Denmark.