Khaled Sabsabi


Born 1965 in Tripoli, Lebanon. Lives and works in Sydney, Australia. 

APT8 Cinema: Pop Islam, Co-Curator, QAGOMA, Brisbane 

Awards and Residencies
Sharjah Art Foundation Production Programme Grant
NSW Government's Inaugural Western Sydney Arts Fellowship 2016 Artspace, Sydney's 'Inaugural One Year Studio Artist' program 2014 Fisher's Ghost Art Award for his work Wonderland (2014) 

Selected Solo exhibitions


A Self Portrait, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth

We Kill You, Milani Gallery, Brisbane
70,000 Veils / Guerilla, Milani Gallery, Brisbane
99, Peacock Gallery, Auburn
SYRIA, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
MUSH, Islamic Museum of Australia, Melbourne
Recent Works, Milani Gallery, Brisbane
MUSH, Artspace Sydney, Woolloomooloo
Integration, Assimilation and a Fair Go for All, Gallery 4A, Australia
Resort, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, New Zealand
Ali or 3li, Casula Powerhouse, Liverpool

Selected Group exhibitions

Enough خلاص Khalas, University of New South Wales Galleries, Sydney
Waqt al-tagherr: Time of Change, ACE Open, Adelaide

21st Biennale of Sydney, Cockatoo Island, Sydney

2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Myuran Sukumaran: Another Day in Paradise, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra
The National: New Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Myuran Sukumaran: Another Day in Paradise, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown
Minority/Majority, Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, Smithfield
Yinchuan Biennale, Yinchuan City, China
Its Our Thing, Blacktown Arts Centre, Blacktown NSW Beachheads
'do itبالعربي' at Bait Al Shamsi, Sharjah, UAE
Forming in the pupil of an eye, 3rd Kochi Muziris Biennale, Kerala, India
Beachhead’s Peace of Mind, Artspace, Aukland, New Zealand
21, Casula Powerhouse, Liverpool
9/11 at MOANA project Space, Perth
Home Here Now at Walker Street Arts Centre, Greater Dandenong '24 Frames Per Second' Carriageworks, Sydney
Experimenta Biennial RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
Giving Voice: The Art of Dissent, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
Subject to Ruin, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Liverpool
Conflict: Contemporary responses to War, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Where are we now, 5th Marrakech Biennale, Morocco
Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah, UAE.
all our relations, 18th Biennale of Sydney, Australia
EDGE OF ELSEWHERE, Sydney Festival, Campbelltown Arts Centre.
Generations, Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong.
Blake Art Prize Exhibition; National Art School, Sydney.
Medium Cool; Kudos Gallery, Sydney.
EDGE OF ELSEWHERE, Sydney Festival, Campbelltown Arts Centre.
Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship Exhibition, Artspace Sydney, Australia.
PRESENT TENSE: An imagined grammar of portraiture in the digital age, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.
M o m e n t u m, Carriageworks, Sydney.
EDGE OF ELSEWHERE, Sydney Festival, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney.
5th Mózg International Visual Arts Festival, Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Making it New: Focus on Contemporary Australian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney
In This Together, Darwin Festival, ACMI Melbourne Australia & Bienal Ventosul Brazil.
Out of Place, Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin
Khaled Sabsabi and Mazen Kerbaj, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide
Tales of Colour, Blacktown Arts centre, Sydney
On 'n' On, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
Soft Power Asian Attitude, Shanghai, China.
SOUNDLAB Digital Art Festival Rosario, Argentina 2007 & Valencia, Spain 2008.
The Resilient Landscape, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
Asia-Europe Mediations, Poznan, Poland.
Resort, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland, New Zealand.
Oversite, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Liverpool.
Year In Art 2006, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney.
Self Portrait, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum Naples, Italy.
Monographic, Calda, UNESCO Foundation, Colombia.
D/Lux Media Arts, video works, Sydney Opera House, Sydney.
Asia-Pacific Documentary Festival, gallery 4 A, Sydney.
Interdigitate, The Moving Image Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.
Ali or عli, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Campbelltown Arts Centre & Box Hill Arts Centre, Liverpool, Sydney
Hatched, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Pearth.
SoundLab Channel, EDITION III, Germany and the 2nd Digital Art Festival Rosario / Argentina.
Art in the Air Art festival, Faucet Media Arts Centre, Struts Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.
AV Out, Blacktown Arts Centre, Sydney.
Beirut Arts Festival, “The 3rd”, Beirut, Lebanon Electrofringe, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra
East of Somewhere, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Liverpool.
Living Here Now – Art and Politics, Y2K, Australian Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Museum of Contemporary Art
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
Casoria International Contemporary Art Museum

Publications and Essays
Yip, Andrew. Khaled Sabsabi: Peacefender [online]. Artlink, Vol. 35, No. 1, Mar 2015: 60-63 

‘Everything and nothing’ [on the work of Khaled Sabsabi in Sharjah Biennial 11 and 18th Biennale of Sydney], Contemporary Visual Art + Culture Broadsheet, no. 42.2, June 2013, pp. 108-111.
S. Fernandes, ‘Close to the Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation’, Verso 2011 

P. Tabar and J. Skulte-Ouasis, Politics, Culture and the Lebanese Diaspora, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2010 dress: NSW 2177 Australia 

Farid, Farid. Unrequited language: Khaled Sabsabi on art, humility and community [online]. Artlink, Vol. 31, No. 1, Mar 2011: 34-37

K. Sabsabi, Ali or ʻAli : Khaled Sabsabi. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre ; Campbelltown, N.S.W. : Campbelltown Arts Centre, 2005