29 DEC 2017
Wael Shawky uses a variety of media such as film, drawing, photography and performance, to investigate and analyze the real and imaginary histories and narratives of the Arab world. His multi-layered reconstructions and retellings force viewers to engage in questions of truth, myth and stereotypes.
Wael Shawky, 2016 © the artist & Sfeir-Semler Gallery Hamburg / Beirut
Wael Shawky (born in Alexandria 1971) studied fine art at the University of Alexandria before receiving his M.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000.
Using a variety of media such as film, drawing, photography, and performance, Wael Shawky investigates and analyzes the real and imaginary histories and narratives of the Arab world. His multi-layered reconstructions and retellings force viewers to engage in questions of truth, myth, and stereotypes. The artist sees himself as a translator of instances of civilizational transition into form.
His work has been included in major international exhibitions such as Re:emerge: Towards a New Cultural Cartography, Sharjah Biennial (2013), Here, Elsewhere, Marseille-Provence (2013), 9th Gwangju Biennial, South Corea (2012), 12th International Istanbul Biennial (2011), SITE Santa Fe Biennial (2008), Urban Realities: Focus Istanbul, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2005), 50th Venice Biennial (2003).
He had solo-exhibitions most recently at MoMA PS1, New York (2015), Mathaf, Doha (2015), K20, Düsseldorf (2014), Serpentine Gallery, London (2013), KW Berlin (2012) and at Nottingham Contemporary (2011), Walker Art Gallery, Minneapolis (2011), The Delfina Foundation (2011), Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut (2010/11),
Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy (2010), Townhouse, Cairo (2005, 2003).
Wael Shawky lives and works in Alexandria, Egypt, and he is the founder of MASS Alexandria, a studio program for young artists.
creditsChaired by Katia Arfara, Artistic Director of the Theatre and Dance Department at the Onassis Cultural Centre
28 - 30 Dec 2017
Early bird from 31 OCT 2017 until 27 NOV 2017: 14, 18 €
Full price: 7, 8, 12, 20, 25 €
Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 7, 10, 16, 20 €
Groups 10+ people: 6, 9, 14, 18 €
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Focus on Wael Shawky | The Song of Roland: The Arabic Version
28 - 30 Dec 2017
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) | Kallirrois Ave. & Amvr. Frantzi Street (former FIX factory)
Entrance to the event is free and on a first come, first served basis.
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before each event.
Focus on Wael Shawky: The Cabaret Crusades