Walid Raad | the artist




The artist Walid Raad
Born 1967, Chbanieh, Lebanon.
Lives and works in New York U.S.

Style and technique of the artist: Video, Photography, Deutsche Borse Prize, Alpert Award for Visual Arts, Hasselblad Award,

Founder of the ATLAS Group


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Walid Raad
Hostag: The Bachar Tapes (English Version) is an experimental documentary about The Western Hostage Crisis…

Walid Raad
The Atlas Group Archives

Walid Raad
Ra’ad had to leave Beirut in 1983 as the fighting between rival factions became increasingly intense. He studied in the United States, at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester, and by fortuitous coincidence now lives a few blocks from me near a desolate stretch along the northernmost tip of Brooklyn’s East River waterfront—that is, when he’s not in Beirut during his summer and winter breaks from teaching…

Walid Raad
A political and philosophical engagement blended with critical, formal, and aesthetic considerations makes Walid Raad a contemporary artist par excellence. With controversial events sweeping the art world in the region, Raad’s work becomes a necessary form, proposing alternative narratives and new geographies…



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