Born 1967 in Chbanieh, Lebanon
Lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon and New York

Education

Boston University, Boston, MA
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, B.F.A
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, M.A.
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, Ph.D.\

Teaching

2002-2009 Assistant Professor, School of Art, Cooper Union, New York
1998-2002 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Media Studies, Queens College, CUNY, New York
1995-1998 Assistant Professor, School of Humanities, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
1994-1995 Instructor, Dept. of Film Studies, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
1991-1995 Instructor, Dept. of Art and Art History, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Awards

2016 Infinity Award

2011 Hasselblad Award

2007 Alpert Award, presented by CalArts, Los Angeles

2004-2005 Vera List Center Fellow, The New School

2002
First Prize, Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival
First Prize, Vidarte 2002 Festival, Mexico City
First Prize, Oneiras Film and Video Festival, Lisbon
Media Arts Award, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Second Prize, Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Jersey City, NJ
2001
First Prize, Video Ex, Zurich
Rhineland Award, Oberhausen Film and VideoFest, Oberhausen, Germany
2000
Certificate of Merit, San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco
Special Jury Prize, 5th Biennial for Arab Cinemas, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
First Prize, Video Ex, Zurich
1999
Grand Prize, 8th Biennial of the Moving Image, Switzerland
Best Short Film and Best Scenario For a Short Film, Beirut Film Festival, Beirut
Director’s Citation, Black Maria Film Festival, Jersey City, NJ
1998
Award of Accomplishment, Missouri Film Festival, St. Louis, MO
1997
Best Conceptual Innovation Award, New England Film and Video Festival,Boston, MA

Grants, Residencies, and Fellowships

2009
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, New York
2003
Rockefeller Fellowship
Production Grant, Caisse des Depots, Paris
2001
Professional Staff Congress, Queens College, CUNY, New York
2000
NYSCA Distribution Grant, New York
Professional Staff Congress, Queens College, CUNY, New York
Mellon Fellowship, AUB, Beirut, Lebanon
1999
Media Production Grant, Jerome Foundation, New York
Scholar Incentive Award, Queens College, CUNY, New York
Massachusetts Media Fellowship, Boston Film Video Foundation, Boston, MA
BFVF Production Grant, Boston Film Video Foundation, Boston, MA
Professional Staff Congress, Queens College, CUNY, New York
1998
MacArthur Development Grant (with Joan Braderman and Jackie Hayden), Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
1995
Upstate Media Regrant, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
Experimental Television Center Residency, Newark Valley, NY
Rush Rhees Doctoral Fellowship, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
1993
Upstate Media Regrant, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

One-Person Exhibitions

2017
Yet Another Letter to the Reader, Fondazione Volume!, Rome, Italy (2/3-3/15/17)
Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon (8/31/17-TBD)
2016
Walid Raad: Section 39_Index XXXVII: Traboulsi, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong (6/21-9/3/16)
One Wall, One Work: Walid Raad “Section 88: Views from inner to outer compartment_ACT VI_Scene II, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston MA, (5/11-9/27/16)
Letters to the Reader, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (2/27/2016 – 3/26/2017)
2015
Walid Raad, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (10/12/15 – 1/31/16); traveling to nstitute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston, MA (2/14 – 5/30/16); Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico (10/13/16 - 1/14/17)
2014
Walid Raad: Postface, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, Germany (11/20/14 – 1/17/15)
Walid Raad: Postface, University Museum of Contemporary Art, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA (9/11 – 12/7/14)
Walid Raad: Préface, Carré d’Art: Musée d’art contemporain de Nîmes, Nîmes, France (5/23 – 9/14/14); traveling to Museo MADRE, Napoli, Italy (10/11/14 – 1/19/15)
2013
Document, Peninsula Arts, Devon, England
Walid Raad: Mecaniques des Fluides (Naviguer, Transporter, Filmer), Cecile Fakhoury Galerie, Abidjan, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire
Walid Raad – Preface to the First Edition, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
2012
Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Art in the Arab World, dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel
Scratching on Things I Could Disavow, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2011
Walid Raad: Hasselblad Award Winner 2011, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg Museum of Art, Sweden
Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Art in the Arab World, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Les Halles, Brussels, Belgium; the Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, Austria; Hebbel am Ufer,Berlin
Walid Raad: Miraculous Beginnings, Zurich Kunsthalle, Zurich
Abstract Possible, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
Walid Raad: Miraculous Beginnings, Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden
2010
Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Art in the Arab World, Le Centquatre, Paris
Walid Raad: Miraculous Beginnings, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Sweet Talk: Commissions (Beirut), Camera Austria, Graz, Austria
2009
Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Art in the Arab World, Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg
Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Art in the Arab World _ Part I _ Volume 1 _ Chapter 1: Beirut (1992-2005), Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Art in the Arab World _ Part I _ Volume 1 _ Chapter 1: Beirut (1992-2005), Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
The Atlas Group. A Project by Walid Raad, PhotoEspaña, The International
Festival of Photography and Visual Arts, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid
Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Arab World _ Part 1 _ Volume 1 _ Chapter 1: Beirut (1992-2005), Spazio San Francesco, Italy
Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Arab World, REDCAT, Los Angeles
2008
The Dead Weight of a Quarrel Hangs: Selections from the Atlas Group Archive, curated by Mary Leclère, The Glassell School of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Walid Raad: The Atlas Group Documents, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
A History of Contemporary and Modern Arab Art_Part 1: Lebanon 1992-2008, Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Beirut
We Can Make Rain But No One Came To Ask, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
2007
Walid Raad: Screening, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
We Decided to Let Them Say “We are Convinced” Twice (It was More Convincing this Way), Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
The Atlas Group (1989-2004): A Project by Walid Raad, Culturgest, Lisbon
2006
We Decided to Let Them Say “We are Convinced” Twice (It was More Convincing this Way), Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
The Atlas Group (1989-2004): A Project by Walid Raad, Hamburger Banhof, Berlin
Let’s Be Honest, The Weather Helped, Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg
We Can Make Rain, But No One Came to Ask, Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal
The Dead Weight of a Quarrel Hangs, The Kitchen, New York
2005
We are a Fair People, We Never Speak Well of one Another, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Funny, How Thin the Line Is: Documents from The Atlas Group Archive, FACT, Liverpool
I was Overcome with a Momentary Panic, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
I was Overcome with a Momentary Panic, Art Basel 36, Basel
2004
I was Overcome with a Momentary Panic, AGYU, York University, Toronto
The Truth Will Be Known, Prefix Institute, Toronto
The Truth Will Be Known, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
My Neck is Thinner than a Hair: Engines, Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg
2003
The Complete Fakhouri File, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
The Truth Will Be Known, La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec, France
The Truth Will Be Known, World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam
Laokoon 2003, Kampnagel, Hamburg

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
Mario Merz Award Shortlist (with Suha Traboulsi), Fondazione Merz, Turin, March 2017
Parra + Romero Gallery, Ibiza, Spain (6/2/17 - TBD)
Many Tongues, curated by Omar Kholeif and Nina Wexelblatt, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Chicago, IL (11/17/18-4/28/19)
The Principle of Uncertainty, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Seoul, Korea (5/24-10/9/17)
2016
Centennial Exhibition: The Arts Club of Chicago at 100, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL (10/21-12/23/16)
2016 Gwangju Biennale (9/2-11/6/16)
Those that are near. Those that are far, two-person show with Situ Studio.
Stommeln Synagogue, Pulheim, Germany (6/8
Question the Wall Itself, Walker Arts Center, MO (11/19/2016-5/21/2017)
The Time is Out of Joint, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, Korea (4/8-4/17/16)
Audacious: Contemporary Artists Speak Out, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, (2/21/2016 – 2017)
WITNESS, Kent Fine Art, New York, NY (2/4-3/26/16)
The Sun Placed in the Abyss, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH (10/7/16 – 1/8/17)
2015
An Imagined Museum Works from the Centre Pompidou, the Tate and the MMK, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (11/20/15-2/14/16); MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany (3/24/16-9/11/16); Centre Pompidou-Metz, Paris, France (10/21/16-3/27/17)
The Biography of Things, Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia (12/11/15 – 3/6/16)
Conflict, Time, Photography, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, Germany (7/31 – 10/25/15)
America is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (5/1 – 9/27/15)
Dissolving Margins, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (3/19 – 4/18/15)
Lest The Two Seas Meet, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland (2/12 – 8/23/15)
2014
31st Sao Paulo Biennial, Brazil (9/6 – 12/7/14)
Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL (8/19/14– 8/15/15)
Art/Histories, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Switzerland (7/26 – 10/26/14)
Histories: Works from the Serralves Collection, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal (5/29/2014-9/21/2014)
Someone Like Me, Murray Guy, New York, NY (1/16 – 2/22/14)
A Guest Without a Host is a Ghost, The Kadist Collection in Residency, Cairo, Egypt (May 2014 – January 2015)
La Disparition des Lucioles, Prison Sainte-Anne, Avignon, France (5/18 – 11/25/14)
2013
Jonathan Borofsky, Sam Durant, Charles Gaines, Liz Glynn, Wayne Gonzales, Hans Haacke, Walid Raad, Carey Young, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
LIVING WITH WAR, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Document, Peninsula Arts, Devon, England
Aichi Triennale 2013, Aichi, Osaka, and Tokyo Japan
Reality is Not Enough, CAC Media ArtLab at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia
Chaos: The Fourth I.C.P. Triennial of Photography and Video, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2013, Japan
Doris Duke’s Shangri La, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC; traveling to University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA;
Honolulu Academy of the Arts, Honolulu, HI
Speak, Memory, The Wallach Art Gallery, New York, NY
2012
Walid Raad and David Diao, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Fremde überall – Foreigners everywhere, Jüdisches Museum Wien, Austria
Looking Back for the Future, Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland
_ RAY: MAKING HISTORY_, MMK Frankfurt, Kunstverein Frankfurt, Germany
The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Bleibender Wert? Haltbarkeit und Verfall kritischer Publizistik, Kooperation “springerin”, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria
Light from the Middle East: New Photography, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel
The Curator’s Egg, Altera Pars, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Sophie Calle, Christian Marclay, Paul Pfeiffer, Walid Raad, Michael Sailstorfer, Carey Young, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Mind the Gap, Kent Fine Art, New York
2011
10 Theses of Architecture, Pacific Meridian: International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries, Vladivostok, Russia
Museum Show: Part 1, Arnolfini, Bristol, United Kingdom
unheimlich vertraut . Bilder vom Terror, C/O Berlin, Berlin
4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, curated by Valerie Oleynik, Moscow
Locations, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Politics is Personal 2011, curated by Thea Westreich Art Advisory, Stonescape, Calistoga, CA
The Luminous Interval: D. Daskalopoulos Collection, curated by Nancy Spector and Katherine Brinson, Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao
Antiphotojournalism, FOAM, Amsterdam
Plot for a Biennial: Sharjah Biennial 10, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Group Show: David Austen, Mark Wallinger, Walid Raad, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies, Tensta Konsthall, Spanga, Sweden
Wunder Kunst, Religion und Wissenschaft vom 4, Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany; Kunsthalle Krems, Austria
2010
Social Documents The Ethics of Encounter, Stills: Scotland’s Centre for Photography, Edinburgh, Scotland
From Aniconism to Bliss: Media art shows its Islamic roots, curated by Laura U. Marks, DIM Cinema, Pacific Cinematheque Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
Media City Seoul 2010 (The 6th Seoul International Media Art Biennale): Trust, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
Art of War, curated by Sean Donaher, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Pictures & Statues, Country Club, Cincinnati, OH
_ Ground Level: Curatorial Open II_, Hayward Touring Exhibition, United Kingdom
Vernacular of Violence, curated by Lisa Kirk, Invisible-Exports, New York
_ Haunted: Contemporary Photography/ Video/ Performance_, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum (An Anniversary Benefit Exhibition), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
2009
Taswir – Pictorial Mappings of Islam and Modernity, organized by the Berliner Festspiele, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama, Shinko Pier Exhibition Hall and_ _BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama, Japan
Darkside II – Fotografische Macht und fotografierte Gewalt, Krankheit und Tod, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
Commentary, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
2008
_ Zones of Conflict_, curated by T.J. Demos, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York
The Greenroom: Reconsidering the Documentary and Contemporary and Contemporary Art, CCS Bard Galleries and the Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Other Certainties, curated by Summer Guthery and Amy Owens, Bethel University’s New York Center for Art and Media Studies, New York
Reality Check, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
Quiet Politics, Zwirner & Wirth, New York
Not Quite How I Remember It, curated by Helena Rockitt, The Power Plant, Toronto
Brave New Worlds, organized by Walker Art Center, Fudación Colección Jimex, Mexico
Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art, International Center of Photography, New York
Signals in the Dark: Art in the Shadow of War, curated by Séamus Kealy, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, Canada; traveled to Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery, Montreal; The Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo, Ireland
2007
Deutsche Borse Photography Prize, The Photographers Gallery, London
Brave New Worlds, curated by Yasmil Raymond and Doryun Chong, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; traveling to Fudación Colección Jimex, Mexico
2006
No Place: Artists Explore Utopia, _curated by Greg Pond, _Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN
Centre Pompidou Video Art: 1965-2005, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, Sydney
Ah, Les Belles Images, in Situ, Paris
In the Poem About Love You Don’t Write the Word Love, Artists Space, New York
Video: An Art, A History 1965-2005, Miami Art Central, Miami
100 Tage-100 Videos, Heidelberger Kunstveriein, Heidelberg, Germany
Territory, Artspeak, Vancouver
Why Pictures Now, MUMOK, Museum Moderner Kunst, Stiftung Ludwig im MQ, Vienna
Photo-Traffic, Centre pour l’Image Contemporaine Saint-Gervais Gèneve, Geneva
2006 Biennial of Sydney, Sydney
Zones of Contact, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Under the Same Sky, Det Nationale Fotomuseum, Copenhagen
Ghost in the Machine, SF Camerawork, San Francisco
Raw, Olot, Barcelona
Nohelia, Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent, United Kingdom
Grey Flags, Sculpture Center, New York
Une Vision du Monde, La Maison Rouge, Paris
Sichtbarkeiten, Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Germany
Video Sequence 2, Maison des Arts, Malakoff
Faith, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
New Media 1965-2005, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei
While we were Sleeping, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul
SNAFU: Medien, Mythen, Mind Control, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg,
_When Artists Say We,_Artists Space, New York
Without Boundary: Seventeen Ways of Looking, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Word into Art: Artists from the Modern Middle East, British Museum, London
Neo-Sincerity, Apex Art, New York
Out of Beirut, Modern Art Museum, Oxford
2005
In the Poem About Love You Don’t Write the Word Love, CCA, Glasgow
Information/Transformation, Extra City Center for Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium
New Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Identity, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut
20 years, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg
Greater New York 2005, PS1, New York
Mirage, Alexander and Bonin, New York
Flight 405, Galerie Sfeir Semler, Beirut
Risk: Creative Action in Political Culture, CCA, Glasgow
Interessi Zero, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy
Incorporated: A Recent (Incomplete) History of Infiltrations, Actions and Propositions Utilizing Contemporary Art, curated by Matt Distel, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Truer than the Truth, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Borrowed Time, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York
The Future of the Reciprocal Readymade, Apexart, New York
Screening War – Zur Repräsentation von Krieg in der Videokunst, ZKM, Museum für Neue Kunst & Medienmuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany
Tiempos de Video 1965-2005: Colección Nouveau Médias del Centre Pompidou, Fundación La Caixa, CaixaForum, Barcelona
On Difference #1 – Lokale Kontexte – Hybride Räume, Württenbergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
What’s New Pussycat?, Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt
2004
Transcultures, National Museum of Contemporary Arts, Athens
Heroes, MARTa, Hertford, Germany
_ How Can you Resist_, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul
The Loudest Muttering is Over, Riverside Studios, London
6th International Photo Triennale, Esslingen, Germany
Laughter, LIFT, London
Párpados y Labios, Antigua Fabrica de Tabacos, Photo Espanã, Madrid
The Interventionists: Art in the Social Sphere, Mass MOCA, North Adams, MA
Do You Believe in Reality, Taipei Biennial 2004, Taipei
Beyond East and West : Seven Transnational Artists, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA; traveled to Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH and Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
Witness, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Go Between, curated by Wolfgang Fetz and Peter Lewis, Kunstverein Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
2003
Die Sehnsucht des Kartografen, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany.
_ Synopsis 3 – Testimonies: Between Fiction and Reality_, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens
Truer than True, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
A Short History of Performance – Part II, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Haupt-und Nebenwege, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne
Global Priority, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA
Dreams and Conflicts, 50th International Venice Biennale, Venice
Witness, Barbican Art Galleries, London
DisORIENTation, House of World Cultures, Berlin
Contemporary Arab Representations, Beirut/Lebanon, Bildmuseet, Umeå Universtity, Umeå, Sweden
MARS – Art and War, curated by Peter Weibel and Gunther Holler-Schuster, Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
2002
Documenta 11, Kassel
_Contemporary Arab Representations, Beirut/Lebanon, _
Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Weep, Watson Institute for International Studies, Providence, RI
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
Fondacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona
What, A Tale of Images, Memling Museum, Brugge, Belgium
Atlanta Center for the Arts, Atlanta
2001
Wiener Festwochen, Vienna
Kunsten Festival des Arts, Brussels
CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY
D>Art.01, dLux Media Arts, Sydney
2000
Kunst-Werke, Berlin
2000 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Mediterranean Metaphors II, Borusan Arts and Culture Center, Istanbul

Artist Talks

2010
“Artists on Artists Lecture Series,” Dia Art Foundation, New York
2009
“The loudest muttering is over: documents from the Atlas Group Archive,” Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Italy
2008
Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2007
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Updated: May 6, 2017