Born in 1981, Yazan Khalili lives and works in and out of Palestine. He is an architect and visual artist. His works have been exhibited in several major exhibitions, including New Photography, MoMA 2018; Jerusalem Lives, Palestinian Museum, 2017; Post-Peace, Kunstverein Stuttgart 2017; Shanghai Biennial 2016; and the Sharjah Biennial 2013. Khalili received a degree in architecture from Birzeit University in 2003, an MA degree from the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmith's College, London (2010), and an MFA from the Sandberg Institute, Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (2015). He is one of the founding members of Zan Design Studio (2005-2010). In 2015 he co-organized Walter Benjamin in Palestine workshop and symposium. He is the winner of Extract V young artist prize 2015, and was the artistic director of Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre from 2015 to 2019.His writings and photographs have been featured in several publications, including among others eflux journal, Assuming Boycotts, WDW Magazine, Kalamon, Manifesta Journal, Race & Class.
He is currently a faculty member of the MFA program at Bard College, NY, and an artist in residence at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam.