Walid Raad works with video, photography, and literary essays to investigate the contemporary history of war in his native Lebanon. Highly regarded for his project The Atlas Group, Raad grapples with the representation of traumatic events of collective historical dimensions and the ways film, video, and photography function as documents of physical and psychological violence. Represented by Paula Cooper Gallery in New York, his work has been exhibited at Documenta 11 (Kassel), The Venice Biennale (Venice), The Whitney Biennial (New York), The Ayloul Festival (Beirut, Lebanon) and numerous other festivals in Europe, the Middle East, and North America. He lives and works in New York, where he is currently an associate professor at the Cooper Union School of Art.
This event follows a lecture by Raad at the Modern Art Museum of Ft Worth on Feb 10. On Feb 11, Raad will join Noah Simblist, Assistant Professor of Art and Sarah Rogers, the Elenor Tufts Pre-Doctoral Fellow in Art History in a conversation about his work.