Installation view Walid Raad, The Museum of Modern Art, October 12, 2015-January 31, 2016.

Walid Raad
MoMA Installation View 2015

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The Atlas Group is a project established in Beirut in 1999 to research and document the contemporary history of Lebanon. The Atlas Group locates, preserves, studies and produces audio, visual, literary and other documents that shed light on this history. The documents are preserved in The Atlas Group Archive which is located in Beirut and New York.
The archive is organized in three file categories: Type A (attributed to an identified individual); Type FD (found documents); Type AGP (attributed to The Atlas Group).


Selected Solo Exhibitions


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

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

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

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

Walid Raad - Hasselblad Award 2011, Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg, Sweden
Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Art in the Arab World, T-B A21, Vienna, Austria

Miraculous Beginnings, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK / Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden / Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland
Camera Austria

Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Art in the Arab World, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
The Atlas Group (1989-2004), Mueso Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Art in The Arab World 1, Gallery REDCAT, Los Angeles, USA

Walid Raad, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
I might Die Before I Get A Rifle , Kunstverein Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
We Can Make Rain But No One Came To Ask, Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, USA

We Decided to Let Them Say "We are Convinced" Twice (It was More Convincing this Way), Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
TAMEO, Mexico-City, Mexico
Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA
Culturgest, Lisboa, Portugal

Walid Raad, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
National Galerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Concordia Art Gallery, Kingston, Canada
The Kitchen, New York, USA
Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Montreal, Canada
We Decided to Let Them Say "We Are Convinced" Twice, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA

Museum for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada
Fact, Liverpool, UK
The Kitchen, New York, USA
I was overcome with a momentary panic, Agnes Etherington Gallery, Kingston, Canada
We are fair people, we never speak well of one another, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
Funny, how thin the line is: Documents from the Atlas Group Archive, FACT, Liverpool, Uk
I feel a great desire to meet the masses once again, Homeworks III, Beirut, Lebanon

House of World Culture, Berlin, Germany - Lecture
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France - Lecture
Beirut / Ashkal Alwan ,Beirut, Lebanon - Lecture
Kunsten Festival des Arts, Brussel, - Lecture
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
University of Illinois, USA Armory Show , New York with Gallery Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg, Germany
YORK University, Toronto, Canada
The truth will be known when the last witness is dead, Prefix Institute, Tornoto, Canada

La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec, France
World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Laokoon 2003, Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany

Kunsten Festival des Arts, Brussels, Belgium


Selected Group Exhibitions


Gallery 3010, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
A Republic of Art-Frensh Regional Collection of Contemporary Art, Van Abbemuseum, Endhoven, The Netherlands
Istanbul Biennial 14, Istanbul, Turkye, 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, Austria
On Remote Control 1, Lothringer 13 Halle, München, Germany

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

in progress. Werke aus der mumok Sammlung, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria
Homeworks 6, Beirut, Lebanon
Aichi Tiennale, Aichi, Japan
Homworks 6, Beirut, Lebanon
A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial, International Center of Photography, New York, USA
REALITÄT UND FIKTION, Villa Schöningen, Potsdam, Germany
Neue Galerie – neu gesehen, Neue Galerie, Kassel, Germany
Views from Outer to Inner Compartments, Art Basel Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland
Document, Peninsula Arts, Devon, UK

dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany
Fremde überall - Foreigners everywhere, Jüdisches Museum Wien, Austria
Looking Back for the Future, Kunsthalle Zürich, Swizerland
Ray: Making History, MMK Frankfurt, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany
The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA 
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
Bleibender Wert? Haltbarkeit und Verfall kritischer Publizistik. Kooperation "springerin", Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria

Atlas. How to carry the world on one's back? Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany
Unheimlich vertraut / The Uncanny Familiar. Filme vom Terror / Films on Terror, c/o Berlin, Germany
Wild Sky, Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Germany
Serious Games - Krieg, Medien ­ Kunst, Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, Germany
Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies, Tensta Konsthall, Spanga, Sweden
Wunder Kunst, Religion und Wissenschaft vom 4. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany; Kunsthalle Krems, Austria
10. Sharjah Biennial, UAE
The Louminous Intervall, Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain
Kunstenfestival des Arts/ Halles des Schaerbeck, Brussels, Belgium
Wiener Festwochen/ Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria

Festival d’Automne, Paris, France
Told-Untold-Retold, Mathaf, Qatar
Alles anders?, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria

Traum und Wirklichkeit, Zentrum Paul Klee Bern, Switzerland
Taswir - Islamische Bildwelten und Moderne, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
Dark Side 2 - Fotografische Macht, Fotomuseum Winterthus, Switzerland

Masarat, Bruxelles
Art Now in Lebanon, Amman, Jordan
Statens Museums for Kunst, Kopenhagen, Denmark
Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, USA
Éclats de frontières, Frac Provence-Alpes, Côte d’Azur, France
Lügen.nirgends, Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössische Kunst Münster, Germany
Car Culture, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Phoenix, USA

Cross-Border, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
Forschen und Erfinden, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
EXIT, San Sebastian, Spain
SYSTEM ERROR, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy

Sydney Biennale
under the same sky, Det Nationale Fotomuseum, Copenhagen, Denmark
Camera Work, San Francisco, USA
Seventeen days of Looking, MOMA, New York, USA
Ah, les belles images!, La Tôlerie, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Snafu, Kunstalle Hamburg, Germany
Maison des Arts de Malakoff, Paris, France

Flight 405, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg and Beirut
Kunstverein Bregenz
Contemporary Feature and The Davies Foundation Galleries
Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada

Photo España, Madrid, Spain
Venice Biennale, Italy
Foto Triennale, Esslingen, Germany
Taipei Biennale, Taiwan
Ethnic Marketing, Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, Switzerland

Mapping Sitting Exhibition, VideoBrasil, S&atildeo Paolo, Brasil
Witness, Barbican Art Galleries, London, UK
Die Sehnsucht des Kartographen, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany

Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany
Contemporary Arab Representation, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, USA
Fondacio Tapies, Barcelona, Spain
What A Tales of Images, Memling Museum, Brugge, Belgium<br/ > Atlanta Center for the Arts, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany
Palais de Beaux Arts, Kunsten Festival des Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, Austria

KunstWerke, Berlin, Germany
The Loudest Muttering Is Over: Documents from The Atlas Group Archive,Kunsten Festival de Arts, Brussels, Belgium


Works in public collections:


MOMA, Museum Of Modern Art, New York; Kunsthalle Hamburg, Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburg; FNAC, Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France; Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland; TATE Modern, London, Great Britain; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany; MUMOK, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria; FRAC Languedoc Roussillon, Montpellier, France; Museum of Contemporary Art, Athena, Greece; Centre National
d´Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; IFEMA, Madrid, Spain; Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany.


Prizes and Awards


Hasselblad Award

The Alpert Award in the Arts (First Prize)
Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (First Prize)

Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival (First Prize)
Vidarte 2002 Festival, Mexico City, Mexico (First Prize)
Oneiras Film and Video Festival, Lisboa, Portugal (First Prize)
Media Arts Awards, ZKM, Karlsrhue, Germany (Special Prize)
Black Maria Festival (Juror Citation Award)

Video Ex, Zurich, Switzerland (First Prize)
Oberhausen Film and VideoFest, Germany (Rhineland Award)

San Francisco International Film Festival, USA (Certificate of Merit)
5th Biennial of Arab Cinemas, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France (Special Jury Prize)

8th Biennial of the Moving Image, Switzerland (Grand Prize)
Beirut Film Festival, Beirut, Lebanon (Best Short Film and Best Scenario for a Short Film)