Bashar Khalaf is a Palestinian artist, born in Ramallah in 1991. He still resides in Ramallah today. In 2014, Bashar was shortlisted for the 8th Young Artist of the Year Award (YAYA), by Al Qattan Foundation, where he was awarded his first prize for his work “Shadow of the Shadow”. This was an important step for him as an emerging artist, as this opportunity enhanced his development and brought him into local and international art scenes.
Bashar Khalaf won the Ismail Shammout Award for the year 2015. He had his first solo exhibition ‘Shadow of the Shadow’ at Gallery One, Ramallah in 2016. Additionally, his work has been shown in a range of group exhibitions including ‘Perspectives’ at Zawyeh Gallery, Ramallah (2015); the opening exhibition at Gallery One, Ramallah, (2015) and ‘Suspended Accounts’ at Mosaic Rooms, London (2016).