Asia Art Archive welcomes artist Walid Raad as our resident. During his residency, Raad will meet with various individuals, organisations and institutions in Hong Kong to extend his research interests.
 

Walid Raad is an artist and an Associate Professor of Art at the Cooper Union, New York. Raad’s works include The Atlas Group, a fifteen-year project between 1989 and 2004 about the contemporary history of Lebanon, and ongoing projects Scratching on Things I Could Disavow and Sweet Talk: Commissions (Beirut). His books include The Truth Will Be Known When The Last Witness Is Dead; My Neck is Thinner than a Hair; Let’s Be Honest, the Weather Helped; and Scratching on Things I Could Disavow.

 

Image: Walid Raad,
Image: Walid Raad, Let’s be honest, the weather helped (Egypt), 1998.
Courtesy of the artist.

Raad’s works have been shown in the Louvre, Paris; Documenta 11 and 13, Kassel, Germany; Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK; the Venice Biennale, Italy; the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany; Homeworks, Beirut, Lebanon; and other museums and venues throughout Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas.  

 

Raad is the recipient of the Hasselblad Award (2011); Guggenheim Fellowship (2009); Alpert Award in Visual Arts (2007); Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (2007); and Camera Austria Award (2005).

Raad’s residency will include a public talk on 23 September, presented in partnership with Spring Workshop. For more information, click here.

A select list of titles showcasing Raad's wide ranging artistic practice is available for viewing through AAA's collection:


Reference Materials:

Brain Dillon, ed., Ruins: Documents of Contemporary Art, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2011.

Ian Farr, ed., Memory: Docuements of Contemporary Art, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2012.

Pamela M. Lee, Forgetting the Art World, The MIT Press , Cambridge, 2012.

Charles Merewether, ed., The Archive: Documents of Contemporary Art, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2006.

Peter Osborne, Anywhere or Not at All: Philosophy of Contemporary Art, Verso, London, 2013.

Julian Stallabrass, ed., Documentary: Documents of Contemporary Art, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2013.

Sven Spieker, The Big Archive: Art from Bureaucracy, The MIT Press, Cambridge, 2008.



Walid Raad Monographs:

I Might Die Before I Get a Rifle | Hasselblad Award 2011, Steidl, Gottingen, 2011

Miraculous Beginnings, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2010



Exhibitions/Projects including Walid Raad:

A Short History of Performance - Part II, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2003

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, dOCUMENTA (13), Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2012.

Fereshteh Daftari, Without Boundary: Seventeen Ways of Looking, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2006.

Okwui Enwezor, Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art, International Center of Photography, New York, 2008.

Okwui Enwezor, Documenta11_Platform 5, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, 2002.

Sunjung Kim, Trust: Media City Seoul 2010, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, 2010.
Fereshteh Daftari, Without Boundary: Seventeen Ways of Looking, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2006.

Joanna Lehan, Kristen Lubben, Christopher Phillips, and Carol Squiers, A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial, Prestel, 2013.

Mapping Sitting: On Portraiture and Photography, Mind the Gap and Arab Image Foundation, Beirut, 2002

David O'Brien, and David Prochaska, Beyond East and West: Seven Transnational Artists, Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne, 2004.

Shooting Back, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, 2007.

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Image: Walid Raad: Section 39_Index XXXVII: Traboulsi (Editor's Introduction III) for 15 Invitations, 21 Jun–3 Sep 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery. Photo: Kitmin Lee 2016.
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Jun–Sep 2016

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15 Invitations

Apr 2015–Mar 2017

Miraculous Beginnings: Walid Raad
Miraculous Beginnings: Walid Raad
Artist Monograph

Miraculous Beginnings: Walid Raad

Walid Raad: I Might Die before I Get a Rifle
Walid Raad: I Might Die before I Get a Rifle
Artist Monograph

Walid Raad: I Might Die before I Get a Rifle

2011

Ruins
Ruins
Reference

Ruins

2011

Memory
Memory
Reference

Memory

2012

Forgetting the Art World
Forgetting the Art World
Reference

Forgetting the Art World

Pamela LEE
2012

The Archive
The Archive
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The Archive

2006

Anywhere or Not at All: Philosophy of Contemporary Art
Anywhere or Not at All: Philosophy of Contemporary Art
Reference

Anywhere or Not at All: Philosophy of Contemporary Art

Peter OSBORNE
2013

Documentary
Documentary
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Documentary

2013

The Big Archive: Art from Bureaucracy
The Big Archive: Art from Bureaucracy
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The Big Archive: Art from Bureaucracy

Sven SPIEKER
2008