Khalili selected by Belgian organization Mophradat for the inaugural Consortium Commissions (2018-2020)—a pioneering model for co-commissioning ambitious new artworks by emerging artists from the Arab world. The artists were selected on the basis of the artistic merit of their solicited project proposals after a rigorous nomination process from within the project’s partner network.
Mophradat has created a prestigious network of collaborating partners who collectively select, produce, and exhibit the new commissions. Mophradat is providing each invited artist with a grant of up to USD 22,000, to cover the production of their new project, which will be presented at two of the prestigious partners’ venues. Khalili will present his new project at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto in November 2019 and at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin in February 2020.
The inaugural Consortium Commissions is developed in partnership with CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles , Kunstencentrum BUDA in collaboration with the Next Festival in Kortrijk , KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin , MDT in Stockholm , and Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto
Basma Alsharif, b. 1983, Palestinian/American visual artist
Shadi Habib Allah, b. 1977, Palestinian visual artist
Yazan Khalili, b. 1981, Palestinian architect and visual artist
Maurice Louca, b. 1982, Egyptian musician
Jasmina Metwaly, b. 1982, Egyptian/Polish filmmaker and visual artist
nasa4nasa (Salma Abdel Salam and Noura Seif Hassanein), b. 1989 and 1985, duo of Egyptian choreographers and dancers