Khaled Ramadan

Art Filmmaker, Révélateur, curator and cultural writer. Work between the Nordic region, Muscat and Antalya. 

Currently Ramadan is an external evaluator of Aalto University professorship program, 2016 and the co-editor of the book, Truth in Time of War, forthcoming by Aljazeera TV station, Doha 2017. Previously, he was the director of The Institute of Art Film BMAF, Muscat. He worked as a senior advisor for the Maldives Ministry of Culture and for the Danish Arts Council, and as an external consultant for the Prince Claus Fund, the Manifesta Foundation, and the Nordic Institute for Contemporary Arts (NIFCA).

Ramadan has curated projects among others at:  The Guangdong Museum of Modern Art, China and UCCA, Beijing; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; and KW Berlin, Germany.

Ramadan was the appointed curator of the Maldives Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale 2013 and co-curator of Manifesta 8, Spain 2010. 

He participated in among others:

What is left? Frei_Raum, Q21 exhibition space, Vienna, Austria, 2016.

Be-diversity, MUSE di Trento, Italy 2015.

A Room of His Own, The Artsonje Center Seoul 2014. 

Overflow, The Politics of Water, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul 2014.

The Maldives Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale 2013.

Manifesta 8, Spain, 2010.

Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Modern Art, China

UCCA, Beijing, China, 2008.

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid 2007.

KW Berlin, Germany, 2006.


In 2009 Al-Jazeera TV produced a documentary about Ramadan’s work and activities. He is member of the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art (IKT) and The International Association of Art Critics (AICA). Co-Founder of the art collective Chamber of Public Secrets since 2004. 

Ramadan regularly contributes to international magazines and journals on topics such as art, media, aesthetics and social activism.