Galerie Sfeir-Semler

The Atlas Group/Walid Raad

(Lebanese, b. 1967)

sweet talk, beirut commission: plate 049 by the atlas group/walid raad

The Atlas Group/Walid Raad

Sweet Talk, Beirut Commission: Plate 049, 1987–2010

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sweet talk: the hilwé commission (1992-2004)_ pl389 by the atlas group/walid raad

The Atlas Group/Walid Raad

Sweet Talk: The Hilwé Commission (1992-2004)_ PL389, 2005

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we are fair people. we never speak well of one another by the atlas group/walid raad

The Atlas Group/Walid Raad

We are fair people. We never speak well of one another, 2014

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Born in Chbanieh, Lebanon
1984 - 1985
Boston University
1985 - 1989
Rochester Institute of Technology, Undergraduate Education, Fine Arts (Photography). Rochester, NY.
University of Rochester, MA in Cultural and Visual Studies. Rochester, NY
University of Rochester, Ph.D. in Cultural and Visual Studies. Rochester, NY
New England Film and Video Festival, Boston, MA (Best Conceptual Innovation Award)
Missouri Video Festival, St. Louis, MO (Award of Accomplishment Experimental)
8th Biennial of the Moving Image, Switzerland (Grand Prize)
Beirut Film Festival, Beirut, Lebanon, (Best Short Film and Best Scenario for a Short Film)
Black Maria Film and Video Festival, New Jersey, 1999 (Director’s Citation)


Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Sweet Talk: Commissions, University of Contemporary Art, Amherst, MA, USA (solo)
Walid Raad Préface, Carré d'Art, Musée d'art contemporain, Nimes, France (solo)
Walid Raad. Preface to the First English Edition, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, United Kingdom (solo)
Walid Raad - Preface to the First EditionLouvre, Paris, France (solo)
REALITÄT UND FIKTION, Villa Schöningen, Potsdam, Germany
A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial, International Center of Photography, New York
Views from Outer to Inner Compartments, Basel Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
Art Basel Unlimited. Views from Outer to Inner Compartments, Basel, Switzerland
in progress. Werl aus der mumok Sammlung, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria

Public Collections

IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
MOMA, Museum Of Modern Art, New York, USA
Kunsthalle Hamburg, Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburg, Germany
FNAC, Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France
Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
TATE Modern, London, United Kingdom
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
MUMOK, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria
FRAC Languedoc Roussillon, Montpellier, France
Museum of Contemporary Art, Athena, Greece


Ben Davis, ‘Walid Raad on Why the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Must Be Built On a Foundation of Workers’ Rights’,, 16 June
Lou Forster, ‘Walid Raad, L’Archive en délai’, Art21, Autumn
Alice Pfeiffer, ‘Paging Atlas Group’,, 4 November
‘Márgenes de Silencio’, Essay by José María Viñuela, Centro de Artes Visuales de Cáceres, June
Ed. Achim Borchardt-Hume, 'Miraculous Beginnings: Walid Raad', catalogue, Whitechapel Gallery Press
Ossian Ward , ‘Walid Raad’, Time Out (London), 25 November – 1 December
Marcus Verhagen, ‘Walid Raad: Miraculous Beginnings’, Art Monthly, Dec-Jan
Francis Hodgson, ‘Walid Raad, Whitechapel Gallery, London’, 13th December
Yulia Tikhonova, ‘Walid Raad’, Flash Art, March – April
21st Century: Art in the First Decade, catalogue, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art