Bio

Khaled Alwarea (1988) ِis a Syrian Architect and multidisciplinary artist based in Paris, he arrived to France in late 2016. Working with images, materials and structures derived from the fabric of modernity, his art career started in 2011, where he participated in his first exhibition and won his first photography contest.

 

He is the co-founder of UV LAB design studio, as creative director his expertise lay in conceptualising and creating site-specific sculptures and installations, alongside architectural scenography for music festivals using natural and up-cycled materials. UV LAB succeeded in placing projects in different countries throughout Europe, Middle-east and South Asia. In addition, Khaled was involved in the refugee crisis response by designing and building schools where none existed in tented settlements to foster education for children and mitigate child labor across Lebanon.

 

Furthermore, through the alias KhAl, his creative practice focuses on visual art via photography, video art, theatre scenography, performance, and multimedia installations, concerned with themes of sexuality, individuality, and freedom of expression. He participated in several collaborations and workshops, been selected and invited to many film festivals and seminars, and exhibited his work in galleries, cultural centres, and theatres in different countries around the world.

 

Whether in Architecture or in visual art, Khaled’s creative process relays heavily on new technologies; using algorithms, artificial intelligence and computational design on a variety of softwares and hardwares.

 

Khaled is member of l’atelier d’artists en exile in Paris since 2018. He did the scenography of the festival Visions of Exile at the Cité Internationale des Arts — Site de Montmartre, where he also presented a multimedia installation. He signed the scenography and lighting of Disparu·e·s by Judith Depaule, Rupture by Maryam Samaan, Habitus by Nidal Abdo and On marche sur des œufs by Ayoub Moumen.

Selected Collective Exhibitions: 

2021 Déflagration

The Syrian LGBTQ+ Memory 

La Galerie de l'aa-e

Paris, France

2020

  • Arts From the Future - Virtual
    Information/Misinformation 040820
    Participatory Digital Performance

  • States of Existence - Virtual
    Video Art
    SEAS, Brighton, UK

2019

  • Festival Vision d’exil
    Multi media Performance/Installation
    Cité Internationale des Arts.
    Paris, France

  • Brown University
    Syrian Eyes of the World
    Photography
    Providence, USA

2018

  • Festival Vision d’exil
    installation art/Scenography “BRUTALISTa”
    Cité Internationale des Arts
    Paris, France

  • Engagement Program
    Audio/Visual Performance “PANIC BY PROXY”
    Collaboration with John Keston
    Walker Art Center., Minneapolis, USA

2017

  • UNIVERSITÉ BORDEAUX MONTAIGNE
    Syrian Eyes of the World
    Photography
    Bordeaux, France

  • FESTIVAL DOULAB,
    Syrian Eyes of the World
    Photography
    Montréal, Canada

  • Bibliothèque de Verdun
    Syrian Eyes of the World
    Photography
    Montréal, Canada

2016

  • "For the Love of the Arts"
    Sculpture “ISRA”
    Station Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

  • Centre Urbanisation Culture Société de l’INRS
    Syrian Eyes of the World
    Photography
    Montréal, Canada.

  • DIASPORAM’ART
    Syrian Eyes of the World
    Photography
    Paris, France

2015

  • Arab Festival of Washington
    Syrian Eyes of the World
    Photography
    Seattle, USA. 

  • 5UN7 Gallery,
    Syrian Eyes of the World
    Photography
    Bordeaux, France

  • Concordia Art Symposium
    Syrian Eyes of the World
    Photography
    Montréal, Canada

  • Festival international du film d’histoire de Pessac,
    Syrian Eyes of the World
    Photography
    Pessac, France

2014

2013

Novelty Exhibition

Photography

Jossor Art Gallery, Damascus, Syria

2012

A Tale Every Day Exhibition

Photography

Khan As’ad Pasha

Damascus, Syria

2011

A,B,C Damascene Story

Gallery Mustafa Ali

Damascus, Syria