About me

Khaddouj Barghout (1999) lives and works in Rotterdam (NL). Her main focus is currently on painting, drawing and tattoo art. While learning from old masters, she manages to use traditional technique’s for tantalizing contemporary art.

In her work she depicts themes such as: oppression, liberation and loss of innocence. In relation to these subjects she portrays the human body viewed from different perceptions, the figures in her work are undergoing a constant metamorphoses though different kinds of organic forms. Within this surrealistic bodily landscape she depicts conflicts between purity and vulgarity, between grace and depravity. This leaves horror and lust to merge together into detailed and defying artworks. However, on the surface she plays with a peculiar wittiness which leaves the viewer all the more trapped in contrariety. On account of the intimate nature of her work she found an extension to tattooing, this way she continues to tell sizzling stories on people's skin.


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2023 - ‘Sappho and her Friend’, solo Galerie Weisbard, Rotterdam, NL

2022 – ‘Homecoming’, solo Galerie de Vis, Leeuwarden, NL

2022 – ‘Offline Exhibition’, Tinimini Room, Dordrecht, NL

2022 – Art Rotterdam, Studio Borgerstraat, Rotterdam, NL

2022 – ‘Really, only painting?’, Breedlijn, Antwerp, BE

2022 – ‘Dis(PLAY)fullART’, Art Toy Gama, Hong Kong

2021 – ‘The Notorious Mouse Lives On’, Hunt Tokyo, Tokyo, JP

2020 – Showhouse JayJay, Antwerp, BE

2020 – WORM Slash Gallery, Rotterdam, NL

2020 – hARTslane Gallery, London, ENG

2019 – Nasty Women Fundraiser, De Balie, Amsterdam, NL

2019 – Art week Istanbul, La Visione Art Gallery, Istanbul, TU

Selected Exhibitions

Tattoo artist khaddouj barghout