Born 1967 in Chbanieh, Lebanon. Lives and works in New York, USA
Walid Ra'ad is a media artist and Assistant Professor of Art at Cooper Union, New York. His works include video, performance, photography, and mixed media projects. His video works include: “Up to the South” (Salloum/Ra'ad, 60 min., 1993); a collection of video shots titled “The Dead Weight of a Quarrel Hangs” (Ra'ad, 18 min., 1996-99); and “Hostage: The Bachar Tapes” (Ra'ad (Bachar), 18 min., 2000). Mixed-media projects include: “The Atlas Group: Documents from The Atlas Group Archive” (1999-) and “The Loudest Muttering Is Over: Documents from The Atlas Group Archive” (2001-). His media works have been shown at Documenta 11 (Kassel, Germany), The Venice Biennale (Italy), The Whitney Biennial (New York, USA), The Ayloul Festival (Beirut, Lebanon), and numerous other festivals in Europe, the Middle East, and North America. Ra'ad is also a member of the Arab Image Foundation, Beirut/New York (www.fai.org.lb) and a founding member of The Atlas Group, Beirut/New York (www.theatlasgroup.org). Ra'ad is represented by the Anthony Reynolds Gallery in London, United Kingdom, and by the Sfeir Semler Gallery in Hamburg, Germany.
Contribution: Participates in Station 1: The Equestrian Hall, Aarhus, with “The Dead Weight of a Quarrel Hangs,” 1996-99. Video, 18 min. Courtesy of the artist, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, and Sfeir Semler Gallery, Hamburg.