Khaled Hourani is an artist, writer and curator. Currently Artistic Director of the International Academy of Art in Palestine, Hourani’s work has been exhibited across the Middle East, Europe and the US and he has participated in and coordinated several international artists’ workshops. In 1997, he founded Al Matal Gallery in Ramallah. He was the designer of Al Karmel Magazine, which was founded and directed by Mahmoud Darwish (1998 to 2009) and was General Director of the Fine Arts Department of the Palestinian Ministry of Culture (2004-06). Recently, he conceived and curated Picasso in Palestine (2011).