Wael Shawky uses a range of media to produce work that explores issues of history, religion, culture and the effects of globalisation on society today. In photographs, installations, videos and performances, he mines traditions of entertainment and performance through multilayered historical reconstructions that force viewers to navigate the territory of truth, myth and stereotype

Wael Shawky
Wael Shawky
Alexandria, 1971

Current Exhibitions

Glasstress 2019

Fondazione Berengo Art Space

09 May — 24 Nov
Organised by Fondazione Berengo, the sixth edition of “Glasstress” brings together a new line- up of leading contemporary artists from Europe, the United States, Latin America, India, and China in an ambitious...

Past Exhibitions

Crude: Oil as Archive, Infrastructure and Technology

Jameel Arts Centre
11/11/2018 — 30/03/2019

The World on Paper

27/09/2018 — 07/01/2019

Wael Shawky

Lia Rumma Naples
23/06/2018 — 29/07/2018

Glasstress 2017

Palazzo Franchetti 11/05/2017 — 26/11/2017

Wael Shawky at Lisson Milan

Lisson Gallery, Milan
09/11/2016 — 07/01/2017

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Alexandria Country of birth: Egypt Date of birth: 1971