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Idris Khan

Born in Birmingham in 1978, Khan completed his Master's Degree in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art in London in 2004. He has shown internationally, including recent solo shows at the New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall; Whitworth, Manchester; Sadler's Wells, London; Gothenburg Konsthall, Sweden; Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; Kunsthaus Murz, Murzzuschlag, Austria, and K20, Düsseldorf.

In 2012, Khan was commissioned by the British Museum, London, to create a new wall drawing for the exhibition, Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam. In the same year The New York Times Magazine commissioned five photographic works by Khan for their London issue, including London Eye, which featured on the cover of the magazine. In 2014 Khan collaborated with choreographer Wayne McGregor to produce a stage design for STEPS, Switzerland's contemporary dance biennale, which premiered at Ballett Zürich, Switzerland. In 2016, Khan’s The UAE Memorial, a permanent public monument commissioned by the United Arab Emirates, was unveiled in the Abu Dhabi Memorial Park. 

In June 2017 Khan was awarded an OBE for services to art in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

His work is held in numerous public collections across the world, including the Saatchi Collection, London; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Philadelphia Museum of Art; de Young Museum, San Francisco, and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

Khan lives and works in London.

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