Walid Raad, Yet Another Letter to the Reader
Talk: 2 Febbraio 2017 h 18:00
Casa Internazionale delle Donne
Via della Lungara 19, Roma
Opening: 3 Febbraio 2017 h 18:30
Via San Francesco di Sales 86/88, Roma
Fondazione Volume! presents Yet Another Letter to the Reader, a project by Walid Raad, (Chbanieh, Lebanon, 1967), one of the most original and influential voices of the artistic scene of Middle East.
The artist will meet the public on February 2nd, 2017 at 18:00 at Casa Internazionale delle Donne, in conversation with Claudia Gioia, curator of the exhibition.
For Fondazione Volume!, and expanding on his current ongoing research, Walid Raad has conceived Yet Another Letter to the Reader. This project follows Postscript to the Arabic Translation which was presented in Aishti Foundation’s storage space just outside of Beirut in 2015 and Another Letter to the Reader, recently presented at XI Biennial of Gwangju.
Walid Raad was born in 1967 in Chbanieh (Lebanon), he lives and works in Beirut and New York, where he is Professor of Art in The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
In 2015, Raad’s work were featured in a mid-career survey exhibition in New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, and Mexico City’s Jumex Foundation. His other solo exhibitions include: MADRE in Naples in 2014, Zurich Kunsthalle and the Bildmuseet in Umea in 2011, the Whitechapel Gallery in London in 2010, the Museo Nacional-Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Fondazione Antonio Ratti in Como in 2009, the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo in Mexico City in 2007, and the Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Banhof in Berlin in 2006.
Walid Raad participated in the Gwangju Biennale in 2016, the 14th Istanbul Biennial in 2015, the Biennale of Sao Paulo in 2014. He also participated in Documenta 11 and 13 in Kassel in 2012 and 2002, the Biennale of Sydney in 2006, at the Venice Biennale in 2003 and the Whitney Biennial in 2000 and 2002.
for the paintings Flavia Fanara, Giusy Guerriero, Sara Santarelli, Tiziana Rinaldi Giacometti
Additional thanks and works courtesy of:
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut / Hamburg