Born in Beirut, Lebanon. Lives in Copenhagen, Denmark, and works in the Nordic region and Berlin, Germany
© Khaled D. Ramadan & Stine Høxbroe
Khaled D. Ramadan & Stine Høxbroe, “Knockout Sausage” (poster), 2004. © Khaled D. Ramadan & Stine Høxbroe
Khaled D. Ramadan is an interdisciplinary media artist based in Copenhagen. He holds an MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen (1998) and is a Ph.D. candiate at the Department for Cultural Studies and the Arts, University of Copenhagen. Presently, he holds a position as External Lecturer at the same department. Ramadan's fields of specialization are visual and mobile aesthetics, multi-cultural studies and inter-media comparison, capitalizing on visual conflicts such as the media giant CNN versus Al-Jazeera. He has curated and coordinated several projects for Nifca (Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art) such as Clockwise; Art Error Ism; and Under Construction. Ramadan has also published several articles in international art magazines, most recently “Special Dossier” in ATLANTICA (no. 35, 2003). He is the editor of the anthology Peripheral Insider (forthcoming at Museum Tusculanum Press, Copenhagen University). He is also the founder of Chamber of Public Secrets, a mobile space and network apparatus based on collective art practices which co-organized 5 Million Peace March and “TERROR-ISM” – a debate with Sarat Maharaj, Max Ryhannen, and Anders Michelsen. The Chamber of Public Secrets also organized “Beyond Visual Experience,” a lecture serial with Mona Hatoum, Rasheed Araeen, and Maria Hirvi at Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, and Copenhagen University. Ramadan is a member of IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art) and the Danish Art Society. For more info, please visit:;;;; and
Contribution: Participates in Station 2: Aarhus Art Building, Aarhus, with “Psychic – dentity,” 2004. Multi-media installation casted by the Chamber of Public Secrets, implemented by Khaled D. Ramadan with text and video contributions from: Masar Souhil Al-Kanani; Sameena Basharat; Nanna Bjerre-Jepsen; Gunhild Borggreen; Emil Madsen Brandt; Pio Diaz; Kirsten Dufour, Mikaela von Freiesleben; Susan M. Guerra; Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen; Camilla Helsted-Bornæse; Inuk Silis Høegh; Stine Høxbroe; Samira Jamouchi; Jane Jin Kaisen; Torben Madsen; Rusudan Melikba; Ellen Nyman; Tanja Ostojic; Malene Natascha Ratcliffe; Tallat Sakoor; and Nanna Guldhammer Wraae, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artists. The project, which unfolds in a two-fold space, explores the dual and tranquil character of post-expatriatism. It describes how expatriates become “authors” of their own identity and the processes by which they constantly draft and redraft themselves in a virtual/personal logic. The presented works negotiate such quarrel and attempt to re-construct the post-colonial identity and the perception of cultural primacy in the age of networking and mass migration.