Khaled Sabsabi was born in 1965, Tripoli, Lebanon and currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia. Sabsabi’s process involves working across art mediums, geographical borders and cultures to create immersive and engaging art experiences. He see’s art as an effective tool to communicate with people, through a familiar language. Sabsabi makes work that questions; rationales and complexities of nationhood, identity and change. His practice speaks to audiences in ways that enlighten our understanding of universal dynamics which is more complex and ultimately more unknowable than our own selves.
Khaled was awarded the Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship in 2010, 60th Blake Prize in 2011, MCG Basil Sellers fellowship in 2014, the Fishers Ghost Prize in 2014 and the Western Sydney ARTS NSW Fellowship 2015. He is represented by Milani Gallery, Brisbane and has 14 works in private, national and international collections. He has also participated in the 3rd Kochi Biennale, 1st Yinchuan Biennale, 5th Marrakech Biennale, 18th Biennale of Sydney, 9th Shanghai Biennale and Sharjah Biennial 11. Sabsabi was recently awarded the Sharjah Art Prize for 2017 whilst his artwork SYRIA was awarded the Video Art Prize at the International Audiovisual Festival on Museum and Heritage 2016 (F@IMP Awards). Sabsabi holds a Master of Arts, Time Based Art major from COFA, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.