Walid Raad is a contemporary Lebanese artist, currently based in New York where he is currently an associate professor at the Cooper Union School of Art.

Raad also founded The Atlas Group in 1999, an imaginary foundation whose objective is to research and document Lebanon‘s contemporary history. The Altas Group is primarily presented through lectures that include films, photography exhibitions, videos, and a variety of documents from the group‘s archives which contain authored, found, and newly produced files. More recently, certain sections of the archive have been the object of a number of installations in museum spaces.

Walid Raad
Walid Raad
Chbanieh, 1967

Current Exhibitions

Time, Forward!

V-A-C Foundation Venice

11 May — 20 Oct
The exhibition seeks to question the notion and function of time and how it relates to new forms of consciousness, action and sight in the twenty-first century. V–A–C Foundation has commissioned 13 new works, some site-specific,...

Past Exhibitions

15 Invitations: Walid Raad: Section 39_Index XXXVII: Traboulsi

Asia Art Archive
21/06/2016 — 03/09/2016

Walid Raad

Museo Jumex Arte Contemporáneo
13/10/2016 — 07/01/2017

Quand fondra la neige ou ira le blanc?

Palazzo Fortuny
05/06/2016 — 25/09/2016

Atopia – Migration, Heritage and Placelessness

Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Colombia​​ 01/03/2016 — 04/06/2016

15 Invitations: Int Guerrero: Udlot udlot

Asia Art Archive
14/12/2015 — 13/02/2016

Solo Shows


Walid Raad, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Walid Raad. Postface, Museo MADRE, Naples, Italy
Screening Beirut: The Sea in the City, Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock Museum, Beirut


Walid Raad. Préface, Carré d’Art, Musée d’art contemporain, Nîmes, France
Sweet Talk: Commissions, University of Contemporary Art, Amherst, USA
Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Art in the Arab World, São Paulo
Walid Raad. Preface to the First English Edition, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London


Art Basel Unlimited. Views from Outer to Inner Compartments, Basel, Switzerland
Walid Raad. Preface to the First Edition, Louvre, Paris
Walid Raad, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut


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

Group Shows


Gallery 3010, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut
A Republic of Art-Frensh Regional Collection of Contemporary Art, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Istanbul Biennial 14, Istanbul, Turkey
Too early, too late, Pinacoteca Nazionale Bologna, Italy
How to (…) things that don’t exist, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal
Future Light, MAK, Vienna
On Remote Control 1, Lothringer 13 Halle, München, Germany


Marrakech Biennial 5, Marrakech, Morocco
Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York


in progress. Werke aus der mumok Sammlung, MUMOK, Vienna
Homeworks 6, Beirut
Aichi Tiennale, Aichi, Japan
Homworks 6, Beirut

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Chbanieh Country of birth: Lebanon Date of birth: 1967 Lives in: New York