Bio

Mudar Al-Khufash interdisciplinary cultural studies and art practitioner, drawing on queer PoC and feminist theories, while taking a postcolonial approach to space and bodies from a post-human perspective. He is the founder and publisher of awāhm, an anti-orientalist queer and feminist art, culture, and politics annual print magazine based in Berlin. Mudar is currently concluding his master’s degrees in Cultural Studies at Humboldt University and Art in Context at the University of the Arts Berlin.

Throughout his research, Mudar has explored the potential of lecture performances to communicate complex topics on a visceral level. Informed by his scholarly research, these performances often include video installations and interactive elements. The videos are computer-generated graphics produced with open-source tools like Unreal Engine.

Currently, Mudar’s primary focus is on raising awareness about the insufficient understanding of Palestine in Germany, employing a variety of methods to share this crucial knowledge.

Education

Humboldt University to Berlin
MA Cultural Studies 
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Student Scholarship holder | Ongoing 

University of Art Berlin
MA Art in Context
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Student Scholarship holder | Ongoing 

Art Academy Berlin Weißensee
BA Visual Communication
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Student Scholarship holder | Jul 2021

EXPERIENCE

Educator | Facilitator

Art as Resistance     MAY 2024
Lecture series, guest lecturer at Art School Berlin Weißensee

The news we Want           APR 27th 2024
A speculative writing workshop, with Bard Collage and Spore.

Matters of Activity             JUN 2023 – ongoing 
“Cutting” project at Humboldt University’s Cluster of Excellence. 

Homonationalism Workshop     OCT 1st + 24th 2020
Youths workshop on homonationalism with Queer History Matter e.V and Critical Queer Solidarity e.V

HIT THE CITY Talk             DEC 14th 2020
Panel talk on publishing practices at Deutsches Architektur Zentrum e.V

AGAINST THE ODDS   JUN 8TH – 12TH 2020
Zine workshop for *foundation Class participants at Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee

Was geht?   JUL 21th – 25th 2019
Introduction to video as an art form, youth workshop, with Kulturnetzwerk Neukölln e.V.

*foundation Class            DEC 2019 – DEC 2020
Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee

Computer Studio             OCT 2017 – DEC 2019
Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee

Projects
Gruppe Wissenslücke             OCT 2024 – ongoing

awhãm Magazine               OCT 2017 – ongoing
Publisher and creative director at Berlin-based annual print magazine

THE WHOLE LIFE ACADEMY: 
Life Stories and Archives OCT 21 -MAR 22
Hau der Kulturen der Welt

Lecture Performance

vegetal Mythologies      JUL 2023
With Febrayer e.V

Crossing to the realm of initiation       FEB 2024


Space evocations     APR 2024
With Emerging Spaces Festival

Exhibitions 

Ausland                               JUN 2024 
Art residency

Common Grounds      JUN 2023
Group exhibition at the University of Art Berlin