Khaled Hafez is born in Cairo, Egypt in 1963 where he currently lives and works. He studied medicine and followed the evening classes of the Cairo fine arts in the eighties. After attaining a medical degree in 1987 and M.Sc. as a medical specialist in 1992, he gave up medical practices in the early nineties for a career in the arts. He later obtained an MFA in new media and digital arts from Transart Institute (New York, USA). Hafez practice spans the mediums of painting, video, photography, installation and interdisciplinary approaches.
International group exhibitions include: 11th Havana Biennale, Cuba, 2012, 9th Bamako Photo Biennale, Mali, 2011, 8th Mercosul Biennale, Brasil, 2011, 12th Cairo Biennale, Egypt, 2010, Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain, 2010, 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece, 2009, 3rd Guangzhou Triennale, China, 2008, 7th Sharjah Biennale, UAE, 2007, 1st Singapore Biennale, 2006, 6th & 7th Dakar Biennale, Senegal, 2004 & 2006.
Hafez works were shown in: State Museum of contemporary art, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2011, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark, 2011, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2011, Yuchengco Museum, Manila, Philippines, 2011, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art , Icatha, NY, USA, 2010, Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France, 2010, The New Museum NY, USA, 2010, Casa Arabe, Madrid, 2010, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, 2009, The Queens Museum, NY, USA, 2008, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France, 2008, Tate Modern, London, UK, 2007, MuHKA Museum of Art, Antwerp, Belgium, 2007 & 2011, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany, 2007, Bamako National Museum of Art, Mali, 2007, 2011, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark, 2007 & 2011.