To The Nostrils of Time is multimedia artist Khaled Kaddal’s first international solo exhibition. With a background in sound art and performance, Kaddal combines abstract and deconstructed elements of sound with media like video, sculpture and text.
Kaddal’s main focus is what he calls the socio-political dimension of sound – sounds that refer directly or symbolically to specific social and political events, exploring how sound can connect to auditory memory. In recent years Kaddal has shifted his primary focus from sound to creating multi-sensory installations that display alternated physical realities.
Khaled Kaddal (b. 1987) is an interdisciplinary artist born in Alexandria, Egypt and based in Berlin. Using sound, video, sculpture, installation and performance, he interweaves references and symbols traversing contemporary political events, historical myths, and art history. Kaddal has exhibited and performed extensively at Valletta European Capital of Culture 2018 (MT); Sharjah Art Foundation, Sarjah (U.A.E); Palazzo Mora, Venice (IT); The Mosaic Rooms, London (UK); CGP, London (UK); Townhouse Gallery, Cairo (EG), Galleri Spektrum, Karlsruhe (GE); Nour Festival, London (UK); Generate Festival, Queensland (AU) and D-CAF Festival, Cairo (EG). He has received awards from both the Sharjah Art Foundation and the British Council.