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Yazan Khalili

Khalili is an architect, visual artist, and cultural activist. His works and writings have been exhibited and published in different exhibitions and publications. Khalili's photography is detailed, reflective and full of intent. Using photography and the written word, Khalili unpacks historically constructed landscapes. Borrowing from cinematic language, images become frames where the spectator embodies the progression of time and narratives. He weaves together parallel stories over the years, forming both questions and paradoxes concerning scenery and the act of gazing, all of which are refracted through the prism of intimate politics and alienating poetics. In particular, he focuses on the effect of geographical distance on our rendering of territory, and its ability to heighten or arrest our political and sentimental attachments.

Khalili currently lives and works in and out of Palestine and is currently director of the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, a non-profit organization working with the Visual Arts, Palestinian identity and narrative, and public activities.

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Palestine USA "In the USA alone there are 10 Palestines. This trip is an investigation into these towns that have the name of a place that has been subjected to one of the most systematic acts of forgetfulness in history."

A project by Yazan Khalili; photo by John Mireles

Palestine USA "What does a name of an ancient place suggest to the new world? What is ancient and what is new? And how is this name being preserved in contemporary American politics?"

A project by Yazan Khalili

Palestine USA East Palestine, Ohio

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Yazan Khalili (standing up on roof of RV) during CULTURUNNERS journey in search of Palestine USA, 2015

Photo by John Mireles

Colour Correction, 2012 "The Colour Correction Series explores the idea of losing lifestyle, mobility, freedom of choice and even the ability to dream of a brighter tomorrow.This specific image shows Al-Amari Refugee Camp, located inside/beside/outside Ramallah City."

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Regarding Distance, 2014

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Regarding Distance, 2014

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