Dareos Khalili (b.1991) is a greekiranian visual artist and film director, member of the Berlin based art collective Below_Three<3. After studying Fine Art Photography in Greece, and Film Directing in the UK and Czechia, he settled in Berlin, Germany where he now lives and works.
Dareos uses computational photography to collect images that he then pushes to their technical limits and composites into narrative-heavy tableaus. In his recent portraiture work, he goes on to exploit applied machine learning tools, originally developed to improve visual imperfections, in order to add layers of abstraction to his compositions by artificially generating parts of them. His approach is an attempt a photography that to embraces a new era of digital noise that followed the rise of phone cameras.
Dareos’ images invite the viewer inside a story world, challenging them to project their own experience in order to fill-in the narrative. His subject matter, however, is uniformal; human interconnectivity and the longing for intimacy. In his absurdist/kafkaesque directorial work he takes a step further towards examining the absurdity of human conventions, and the role they play in one’s need to belong.
I Was Just Looking For the Sea
, Short film and generative soundtrack, livecoded with Sonic Pi
, 15” -UK
LYCEUM, Short Film, 16” -UK
Mr NULL, Short Film, 12” -UK
Το Πρωί Με Ξυπνάς Με Φιλιά - Γιώργης Χριστοδούλου, Music Video, 3” -GR
'Artist Inside, 10 most prominent young artist in Berlin award show, curated by Jan Fischer and Nicolas Wenz, Berlin -DE
'Dareos Khalili/Julia Walk duo show', curated by Jaemin Lee, Lost Weekend, Munich -DE
‘Heilstätte Grabowsee Residency Exhibition’ Globe Gallery, Grabowsee -DE
'Hot Mess', curated by Yolandé Gouws, Nåpoleon Complex, Berlin -DE
‘Half of Me is in the Past’, Bumf Gallery, Bournemouth -UK
'Home', curated by Jacob Aue sobol and Sun Here Engeltoft, Head On Photo Festival/Delmar Gallery, Sydney -AUS
'Home', curated by Jacob Aue solo and Sun Here Engeltoft, Casa Bianca, Thessaloniki -GR
‘Young Greek Photographers', Photobiennale LOGOS, Thessaloniki Museum of
Photography, Thessaloniki -GR
‘99 Hours’, Stereosis School of Photography, Thessaloniki -GR
Fotofilmic ‘13 Finalists Exhibition, Positive/Negative Gallery, Vancouver BC -CAN
Art Prizes and Residencies
‘Heilstätte Grabowsee residency’ Globe Gallery, Grabowsee -DE
‘Artist Inside - 10 most prominent young artists in Berlin’ Award, Artists Inside - Jan Fischer & Nicolas Wenz.
‘Jacob Aue Sobol photography residency, Photography Center of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki -GR
Fotofilmic ‘13 Finalist, Positive/Negative Gallery, Vancouver BC, CAN
The Rudimental Issue, -Youthies Magazine, IT
O Ελληνοϊρανός φωτογράφος Δαρείος Χαλίλι τραβάει εκπληκτικά πορτρέτα (GR) -Greka Magazine, GR
Dareos Khalili Uncovering the Silence -Sons & Daughters Magazine, CZ
Home, book edited by Jacob Aue solo and Sun Hee Engelstoft -Photography Centre of
Fotofilmic ‘13 exhibition catalogue, Positive/Negative Gallery, Vancouver BC, CAN
BA(Distinction) Film Production -Directing, Bournemouth Film School -UK
Film Production -Directing (Erasmus), FAMU -CZ
Fine Art Photography, Stereosis School of Photography -GR