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[bio] Walid Ra'ad [e]


* 1967, Chbanieh, Libanon [RL]; lives and works in the USA

Walid Ra'ad holds a Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester and is Assistant Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Queens College of the University of New York. Raad's works include textual analysis, video, performance and photography projects, and concentrate on the Lebanese civil wars and documentary film, video, photography theory and practice. His activities include also »The Atlas Group«, a non-profit research foundation in Beirut, which he leads and which documents the contemporary history of Lebanon.

Filmography | Exhibitions | Grants and Awards | Bibliography | Recommended Links


»Hostage: The Bachar Tapes«, 2000 [Raad/Bachar, 18 min.]
»The Dead Weight of a Quarrel Hangs«, 1996-1999 [Raad, 18 min.]
»Up to the South«, 1993 [Salloum/Raad, 60 min.]



° Exhibitions of the »Atlas Group Projects«

»The Loudest Muttering Is Over: Documents from The Atlas Group Archive«, »Wiener Festwochen«, Vienna [A]
Leipzig University, Leipzig [D]
»Kunsten Festival des Arts«, Brussels [B]
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina [USA]
Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachussetts [USA]

American University of Beirut, Beirut [RL]
Notre Dame University, Beirut [RL]
Kaslik University, Kalik [RL]
»Ayloul Festival«, Beirut [RL]
Kunst-Werke, Berlin [D]

° Exhibitions of the »Atlas Group documents«

»Kunsten Festival des Arts«, Brussels [B]
»Wiener Festwochen«, Vienna [A]
CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York [USA]
Kunst Werke, Berlin [D]
Oberhausen, Oberhausen [D]
»European Media Art Festival«, Osnabrück [D]
»VideoEx«, Zurich [CH]
»New York Video Festival«, New York [USA]


Grants and Awards

»Oberhausen Film Festival«, Oberhausen, (Special Mention through the Government of North Rhine Westphalia, Ministry of Urban Development and Housing, Culture and Sports.); »VideoEx«, Zurich, (First Prize).



Fouad Boustani, »On the work of the »Atlas Group Archive««, in springerin, No. 4, 2000.


Recommended Links

- > Homepage

- > »Missing Lebanese Wars«. A project by Walil Raad

- > Video Data Bank. Characterization and work of Raad



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