Chamber of Public Secrets

Khaled Ramadan

Chief Curator

Born in Beirut, Khaled Ramadan works between Europe, Asia and the MENA region. He is a filmmaker, curator, lecturer and cultural writer.

Ramadan’s work navigates the fields of art research, theory, and practice, with emphasis on informative aesthetics, constructed media and visuality. His art-house filmmaking, curating, and writing have rewarded him with a specialization in visual analysis and conceptual framing. 

Currently, he is a senior research fellow at University of Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur. Previously, he has been a lecturer at Lund University, Sweden, and an examiner for the higher artistic educational program under the Danish Ministry of Education. He also held positions as a senior consultant at the Danish Arts Council, the Maldives Ministry of Culture, the Nordic Institute for Contemporary Arts, and as an evaluator of Alto University professorship program.

He was appointed curator of the Maldives Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, appointed co-curator of Manifesta 8 in Spain 2010, and has curated for Guangdong Museum of Modern Art, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, and Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul.

He is author of Peripheral Insider, Copenhagen University Press, 2007, and co-editor of Journalism in Times of War, Al Jazeera TV Media Institute, Doha 2018. He regularly contributes to anthologies and journals published by institutions like KIASMA Museum for Modern Art, TIKE Academy of Art, FRAME Foundation, NIFCA Info, BRUMARIA, Contemporary Art Museum Dublin, and Liverpool University Press.

Member of International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and Royal Danish Academy of Art Society. Co-founder of Laterna Magica Museum for Visual Knowledge, Denmark. Co-founder of the curatorial collective Chamber of Public Secrets, with Alfredo Cramerotti 2004.