Walid Raad

2004-2005 Vera List Center Fellow
Walid Raad is an artist and scholar living in New York City. His fellowship is part of the Homeland cycle of VLC programs. Raad is a media artist and an Associate Professor of Art in The Cooper Union (New York, USA), and was a 2004–2005 Fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics. Raad's works to date include mixed-media installations, performance, video and photography, and literary essays. Raad's recent works include The Atlas Group, a fourteen-year project between 1990 and 2004 about the contemporary history of Lebanon, with particular emphasis on the Lebanese wars of 1975 to 1991. Raad's works have been shown at Documenta 11 (Kassel, Germany), The Venice Biennale (Venice, Italy), The Whitney Biennial (New York, USA), Homeworks (Beirut, Lebanon), and numerous other museums and venues in Europe, the Middle East, and North America. His books include The Truth Will Be Known When The Last Witness Is Dead and My Neck Is Thinner Than A Hair. Raad is also a member of the Arab Image Foundation (Beirut/New York).