khalil rabah was born in 1961 in jerusalem and studied architecture and fine arts at the university of texas. rabah is a co-founder of al ma'mal foundation for contemporary art in jerusalem in 1998 and of the riwaq biennial in 2005, and is also the founder of the palestinian museum of natural history and humankind. he is also a member since 2010 of the curriculum committee of home workspace program, a pioneering educational initiative in lebanon launched by ashkal alwan. rabah has participated in several biennials including the istanbul (2005), liverpool (2008), venice (2009) and sharjah (2010) biennials; as well as group exhibitions, most recently at the queens museum of art, brooklyn (2009); mathaf mueum of modern art, doha (2011); arnolfini, bristol (2011-12); museum of contemporary art (mac) marseille (2012); and the mori art museum, tokyo (2012). his solo exhibitions include the third annual wall zone sale, khalil sakakini cultural center, ramallah (2004); 50.320 names, brunei gallery, london (2007);united states of palestine airlines, home works, beirut (2007); and art exhibition, ready made representations, sfeir-semler gallery, hamburg (2012).