SOAS University of London

50,320 Names

25 January - 24 March 2007

ArtSchool Palestine is delighted to present the first solo exhibition of work by artist Khalil Rabah entitled 50,320 Names. Rabah, a major figure in Palestinian contemporary art, will create a unique installation of new works, specially conceived for Brunei Gallery, which include video, photography and text based piece 50,320 names.

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Khalil Rabah, born in Jerusalem and currently living and working in Ramallah, Palestine, has participated in a number of international group exhibitions in France, Italy, Belgium, London, Greece, Germany and Switzerland. He has also participated in several Biennales, including the XXIV Biennale of Sao Paulo, the 11th Biennale of Sydney, the 1st Kwangju Biennale and the 9th Istanbul Biennale. Rabah has had numerous international solo shows and has undertaken various artist-in-residence programmes in Europe. He taught architecture at Birzeit University, Palestine and Fine Art at Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem. Rabah is the founder of The Palestinian Museum of Natural History and Humankind and co-founder of Al Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art in Jerusalem and ArtSchool Palestine in London. He is currently the Director of the Second Riwaq Biennale of art, architecture and design taking place in Palestine in October 2007.

ArtSchool Palestine

ArtSchool Palestine, established in London in February 2005, is a structure and place for the exchange and development of contemporary Palestinian and Middle Eastern art. Our programmes consist of residencies, workshops, exchanges, exhibitions and educational activities encouraging cross-cultural dialogue


50,320 Names exhibition has been funded by: