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, completed his MFA at Funen Art Academy in Odense, Denmark in 2010 and finished his Meisterschueler at the Städelschule Art Academy in Frankfurt a.M, Germany in 2013. During his stay in Europe Barakeh, originally trained as a painter, has developed a stronger concentration on conceptual art practices. Today he works in a variety of media, focusing on the current and pertinent issues, often revolving around politics and power structures in context of identity, culture and history. He has exhibited at the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart; Shanghai Biennale; Salt Istanbul; Kunsthalle Brandts, Ovegarden Denmark; Frankfurter Kunstverein; Artspace New Zealand and many other institutions and venues around the world.
Recently Barakeh started a new initiative called Syria Cultural Index, dedicated to mapping and connecting the Syrian artistic community around the globe and showcasing their work to wider audience.
Born in Damascus Suburb, Syria 1976.
2017 ARTS RIGHTS JUSTICE Summer Academy; University of Hildesheim, Germany.
2013 Meisterschueler; 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 DART AL FUNUN Summer Academy; supervisor: Prof. Marwan Kassab Bachi; Amman, Jordan
2017 UdK, Berlin Career College, Artist Training. Berlin, Germany.