Mahmoud lives and works in Alexandria, Egypt.
In 2004, Khaled received a BFA in painting from Alexandria University. He is the recipient of a number of residencies including the Sally and Lucas Artists’ Programs Residency at the Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, California (2006) and the artist’s residency at the F+F School for Media Art and Design, Zurich, Switzerland (2006).
Mahmoud Khaled has participated in a number of international exhibitions and projects including All Clear (Salzburg, 2007), Out of Place (Beirut, 2007) and the 1st Biennial of the Canaries (2006).
Khaled’s approach is both process-oriented and multidisciplinary, producing works in video, photography, text and site-specific installation.
Most of his projects have at their core a thorough exploration of the document in its many official, social, historical or personal variations. Khaled makes use of video stills, found objects and various photographic resources, to test the boundaries between the personal, the political, the historical and the social domains. His projects tend to examine the often coded and powerful socio-political trajectories that run through our daily lives.
Khaled’s most recent work considers the politics of identity formation in virtual environments and networking systems.