Born in Ramallah in 1991. Khalaf currently lives in Ramallah.
He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Al – Quds University in 2013. In 2014, Bashar was shortlisted for the 8th Young Artist of the Year Award (YAYA), by Al Qattan Foundation, where he was awarded in first place for his work Shadow of the Shadow. This was an important step for him as an emerging artist, as this opportunity enhanced his development and brought him into local and international art scenes.
Bashar Khalaf won the Ismail Shammout Award for the year 2015. He participated in several art workshops at Al-Mahatta gallery and other spaces. He had his first solo exhibition Shadow of the Shadow at Gallery One, Ramallah, Palestine in 2016. His work was also shown in many group exhibitions such as the Women’s Museum, Bonn, Germany 2013; Suspended Accounts – the Young Artist of the Year Award contest (YAYA), Ramallah, Palestine 2014; Ismail Shammout contest, Bethlehem, Palestine 2015; Supermarket Stockholm Independent Art Fair, Sweden 2015; Perspectives, Zawyeh Gallery, Ramallah, Palestine 2015; The Palestinian Art Court – Al Hoash Auction, Ramallah, Palestine 2015; the opening exhibition at Gallery One, Ramallah, Palestine 2015; Suspended Accounts – Mosaic Rooms, London, United Kingdom 2016.