Bashir Makhoul was born in Galilee and completed his
PhD in 1995 in the UK.
He has exhibited his work widely in Britain and internationally,
including the Hayward Gallery, London, Tate Liverpool, Harris
Museum, Preston, Arnol ni Gallery, Bristol, Ikon Gallery,
Birmingham, the Liverpool Biennial, e Herzilya Museum, Jordan National Museum, NCA Gallery Lahore Pakistan, the Florence
Biennial, Haus am Lutzowplatz Berlin, UTS Gallery, Sydney,
Australia, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, 798 Yang Art Museum Beijing, Shanghai Minsheng Museum, Shenzhen Art Museum in China, Venice Biennial, Italy, Aichi Biennial, Japan, the Asian Triennial, UK, e KL Biennial (2017), Institute of the Arab World Paris, 2016 and many others. He is a published author who has written several books about Palestinian art and themes of con ict and identity, including; e Origin
of Palestinian Art, Con ict and Compassion and Contemporary
Art & Visual Culture in Global Asia.He was the Head of
Department of Art and Design at the University of Bedfordshire,
and was the founding Head of the School of Media, Art and Design
at the same University. For ten years he has acted as the Rector of the Winchester Campus and Winchester School of Art, at the University of Southampton. He was Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Birmingham City University and Professor in Art and Design. Currently he is the
Presidents and Vice-Chancellor of e University for the Creative Arts
in UK. Makhoul has been based in the United Kingdom for the past 30 years.