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Khaled Jarrar

1976 born in Jenin, Palestine, and lives and works in Ramallah, Palestine.

Khaled Jarrar's work explores modern power struggles and their sociocultural impact on ordinary citizens. He completed his studies at the Palestine Polytechnic University in 1996, and began working in photography and video. He garnered significant attention for his exhibition in 2004 at the Howarra and Qalandya checkpoints where his photos were displayed to attract the attention of Israeli soldiers.

Khaled's Ladder is a project that explores the politics of border control and human mobility between North America and the Middle East. Against the backdrop of the 2016 US Presidential election, and increasingly anti-immigrant rhetoric coming from Donald Trump and the Republican Party, Jarrar traveled with CULTURUNNERS along the US / Mexican border from San Diego / Tijuana to El Paso / Juarez. His journey culminated with the installation of a public artwork in Juarez, Mexico. The artwork, which local children called, “Khaled’s Ladder”, was made from stolen pieces of the US / Mexico border wall.

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Johan Mireles 1 Culturunners
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Khaled Jarrar 1 Culturunners
Khaled Jarrar 4 Culturunners
Khaled's Ladder, 2016 Photograph of Site Specific Installation on US-Mexico border, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder II, 2016 Photograph of Site Specific Installation on US-Mexico border, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder III, 2016 Photograph of Site Specific Installation on US-Mexico border, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

Photo by John Mireles

Khaled's Ladder IV, 2016 Photograph of Artist on US-Mexico border, Tijuana, Mexico

Photo by John Mireles

Site Specific Installation, Khaled's Ladder, in background. US-Mexico border, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

Photo by John Mireles

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