Wael Shawky

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Larvae Channel 2 , 2009 Video Animation 00:10:00 © courtesy of the Artist and Project Gentili
Cabaret Crusade: The Horror Show File, Fig. 63 , 2010 Archival Inkjet On Cotton Paper H: 60 X W: 40 Cm © Galerie Sfeir-Semler
Cabaret Crusades: The Horror Show File, Fig #6 , 2010 Archival Inkjet On Cotton Paper © Galerie Sfeir-Semler
Cabaret Crusades: The Horror Show File, Fig #44 , 2010 Archival Inkjet On Cotton Paper © Galerie Sfeir-Semler
Cabaret Crusades, Flag 1 , 2010 Tarmac, Sandpaper, Wire, Paint H: 40 X W: 50 Cm © Galerie Sfeir-Semler
Cabaret Crusades: The Horror Show File, Film still 11 , 2010 © Galerie Sfeir-Semler
Cabaret Crusades: The Horror Show File, Film still 3 , 2010 © Galerie Sfeir-Semler
Cabaret Crusades, Flag 2 , 2010 Tarmac, Sandpaper, Wire, Paint H: 40 X W: 50 Cm © Galerie Sfeir-Semler
Cabaret Crusades, Drawing 45 , 2010 Pigment On Paper H: 30 X W: 23 Cm © Galerie Sfeir-Semler
Cabaret Crusades, Drawing 64 , 2010 Ink And Pencil On Paper H: 31 X W: 23 Cm © Galerie Sfeir-Semler
Al Aqsa, 2006 Film Still © Galerie Sfeir-Semler
Cabaret Crusades The Horror Show File, Film still 14, 2010 © Galerie Sfeir-Semler
Cabaret Crusades, Flag 7, 2010 Tarmac, Sandpaper, Wire, Paint 40x50cm © Galerie Sfeir-Semler
Cabaret Crusades, Drawing 66, 2010 Ink, Pencil And Pigment On Paper 42 X 30cm © Galerie Sfeir-Semler
Cabaret Crusades, Drawing 46, 2010 Pigment On Paper 30 X 23cm © Galerie Sfeir-Semler
Cabaret Crusades, The Path to Cairo (detail), 2012 © Courtesy of the artist and The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA)
Cabaret Crusades: The Horror Show File, 2010 (video still) Hd Video, Color, Sound . 31:49min. Courtesy Of The Artist And Sfeir Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg © Courtesy of Hammer Museum
Cabaret Crusades: The Horror Show File, 2010 Hd Video, Color, Sound, 31:49 Min Video Still © Courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut / Hamburg
Cabaret Crusades: The Horror Show File, 2010 Video Still, Antioc 4, Hd Video, Colour, Sound 31:49 Min © 2013 Wael Shawky. Courtesy Galerie Sfeir-Semler
© Courtesy of the Artist and Lisson Gallery
Dictums Manqia I, 2013 4 K Ultra Hd Video
Al Araba Al Madfuna II, 2013 Black And White Video Projection With Sound © Courtesy of the artist & The Sharjah Art Museum
© Courtesy of the artist & The Künstlerhaus Wien
Videostill: Cabaret Crusades II: The Path to Cairo, 2012 Video © Courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut/Hamburg
© Courtesy of the Artist and MoMA PS1
© Courtesy of the Artist and Lisson Gallery
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Wael Shawky Biography
1971   Born in Alexandria
2011   Ernst Schering Foundation Award
2012   Abraaj Capital Art Prize
  Artist in residence at Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
  Artist in residence at Delfina Foundation, London, UK
Selected Exhibitions
2011   Serious Games Krieg, Medien ¬ Kunst, Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, Germany
2011   Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, England (solo)
2011   Drawings and Flags from Cabaret Crusades, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England (solo)
2011   Larvae Channel series, The Delfina Foundation, London, England (solo)
2011   12. Istanbul Biennial, Turkey
2011   Kunst-Werke Berlin, Germany (solo)
2010 - 2011   Whael Shawky Comtemporary Myths II / Mounira Al Solh Exhibition No. 17, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut
2010 - 2011   Contemporary Myths, Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy (solo)
2010   Contemporary Art and Mutual Trust, Sanat Limaný, Istanbul, Turkey
2009   Video installations and drawings, Darat al Funum, Amman, Jordan (solo)
Larvae Channel 2, Gentili Apri, Berlin, Germany (solo)
25th Alexandria Biennale for Mediterranean Countries, Alexandria Biennale for Mediterranean Countries, Alexandria, Egypt
Golden Gates - Contemporary Art from the Middle East, F&A Projects, Paris, France
The columns held us up, Artists Space, New York City, NY
TAWASSOL-CONTACT, Artericambi, Verona, Italy
Rites de Passage, SCHUNCK*, Heerlen, Netherlands
Tarjama/Translation, Queens Museum of Art, New York City, NY
Re.Oriente.Ate, Selma Feriani Gallery, London, England
Socially Disorganised, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia
2008   Medium Religion, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
SITE Santa Fe, SITE Santa Fe Biennial, Santa Fe, NM
OÙ ? Scènes du Sud – Volet 2, Carré d´art, Musée d´art contemporain de Nîmes, Nimes, France
ALL OUR EVERYDAYS, Gallery VER, Bangkok, Thailand
Kolekcja Bunkra Sztuki, Stary Browar, Poznan, Poland
2007   Then you will return to Me and I will judge between you in the matters in which you used to dispute, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland (solo)
Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
The Forty Days Road. Wet Culture – Dry Culture, Gallery of Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland (solo)
Gestures of infinity, Minoriten Kultur, Graz, Austria
GEGENWART AUS JAHRTAUSENDEN, Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Ägypten, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Out of Place, Galerie Sfeir-Semler -Beirut, , Beirut, Lebanon
Out of Place, Galerie Sfeir-Semler - Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
2006   Fremd bin ich eingezogen, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
AYOR: No Man’s Land, Hellenic American Union Gallery, Athens, Greece
47th October Salon, Oktobarski Salon / October Salon, Belgrade, Serbia
Choosing my Religion, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, Switzerland
Coding:Decoding, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen, Denmark
5 Tage bis zum Ende der Kunst, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Outside The Living Room, GB agency, Paris, France
2005   Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt (solo)
loose your identity, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany (solo)
PhotoCairo3, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
9th Ýstanbul Biennial, International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
ADAM, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Urbane Realitäten - Fokus Istanbul, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Nuove acquisizioni. Due anni di crescita della colleziuone, MACRO al Mattatoio, Rome, Italy
Normalization, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey
2003   La Bienalle di Venezia 2003, Venice, Italy
Body and the Archive, Artists Space, New York, NY
International Video Invitational, F A Projects, London, UK
24/7: Wilno - Nueva York (visa para), Contemporary Art Center Vilnius (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania
50th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
2001   Sidi El Asphalt's Moulid, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt (solo)
Square and Circle, Darag El Fan, Beirut, Lebanon
Rita Longa International Art Symposium, Codema, Bayamo, Cuba
2000   Group Exhibition, Meyrson Hall Gallery, PA
Group Exhibition, Annex Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
1999   Group Exhibition, Meyrson Hall Gallery, PA
1997   Contemporary Egyptian Art, Kunst Historischan Museum, Vienna, Austria
1996   6th International Cairo Biennial, Museum of Modern Art, Cairo, Egypt
Group Exhibition, Al-Hanagar Gallery, Cairo, Eqypt
1994   6th Salon of Youth, Akhnaton Art Centre, Cairo, Egypt
1993   5th Al-Marsam Group Exhibition, L'Atalier D'Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt
The whole and the parts, Goethe Institute, Alexandria, Egypt
1992   Alexandrians of the World, Museum of Fine Arts, Alexandria, Egypt
1991   3rd Salon of Youth, Nile Hall, Cairo Opera House, Cairo, Egypt
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