Walid Raad

“I was recently taken aback by how most paintings on display in the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha lack some (but not all) reflections and shadows.

I decided to provide some. I am hoping that the reflections and shadows in my photographs will eventually leave my works and attach themselves to the paintings in the museum.”

Walid Raad

Walid Raad, Untitled, 2014
Walid Raad, Untitled, 2014
offset print and lasercut on multi-offset, 120 gr. A1 (59,4 x 84,1 cm) folded to A4 (29,7 x 21) produced in Ghent, Signed & numbered edition of 100 (+ 7 P.A.)


Born 1967 in Chbanieh, Lebanon, lives in New York

Selected Solo Exhibitions (since 2006)

2015 Walid Raad, Museum of Modern Art, New York

2014 Walid Raad. Préface, Carré d’Art, Musée d’art contemporain, Nîmes

2014 Sweet Talk: Commissions, University of Contemporary Art, Amherst, MA, USA

2014 Walid Raad. Preface to the First English Edition, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

2013 Views from Outer to Inner Compartments, Art Basel Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland

2013 Preface to the First Edition, Louvre, Paris

2012/13 Scratching on Things I Could Disavow, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut

2011 Walid Raad – Hasselblad Award 2011, Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg, Sweden
Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Art in the Arab World, TBA21, Vienna, Austria

2010/11 Miraculous Beginnings, Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom / Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden / Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland

2009 Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg
Reina Sofia, Madrid

2008 Sfeir-Semler, Beirut
Kunstverein Heidelberg, Germany

2007 Paula Cooper, New York
TAMEO, Mexico
Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Culturgest, Lisboa, Portugal

2006 Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg
Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Concordia Art Gallery, Kingston, Canada
The Kitchen, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions (since 2012)

2014 Marrakech Biennial 5, Marrakech, Morocco

2013 In progress. Works from the mumok Collection, MUMOK, Vienna

Aichi Tiennale, Aichi, Japan

Homworks 6, Beirut, Lebanon

A Different Kind of Order, The ICP Triennial, International Center of Photography, New York

2012/2013 The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook, Museum of Modern Art, New York

2012 dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany

Fremde überall – Foreigners everywhere, Jüdisches Museum Wien, Austria

Looking Back for the Future, Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland

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

Works in Public Collections

MOMA, Museum Of Modern Art, New York, USA
Kunsthalle Hamburg, Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburg, Germany
FNAC, Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France
Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
TATE Modern, London, Great Britain
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
MUMOK, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria
FRAC Languedoc Roussillon, Montpellier, France
Museum of Contemporary Art, Athena, Greece
Centre National d´Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany