Khaled Barakeh is a Berlin-based conceptual artist and cultural activist. Driven by his observations of longstanding social injustice, Barakeh approaches art as a tool for societal change and as a vehicle to undermine stagnant power structures. Barakeh graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus, Syria in 2005, and completed a MFA at Funen Art Academy in Odense, Denmark (2010) and a Meisterschuler study at the Städelschule Art Academy in Frankfurt, Germany (2013). In 2017, he developed coculture, a not-for-profit organisation that manages initiatives that leverage artistic thinking to directly address issues of contemporary mass migration. Among these projects is the SYRIA Cultural Index and the Syrian Biennale. Barakeh has exhibited at Hamburger Kunsthalle, the 11th Shanghai Biennale, The Frankfurter Kunstverein, and the Busan Biennale, among many others.
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