Walid Al Wawi

Lives and Works:
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Walid Al Wawi is a Jordanian Palestinian artist working in painting, performance, video and installation. He received critical acclaim for his academic and purest approach to objects and physical documentation that dialogue with the political and cultural identity of the Palestinian body in diaspora, it’s implication on the post colonialist dream of pan Arabism and vice versa.

In 2011 Al Wawi was awarded The Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award, followed by the Salama Bint Hamdan Emerging Artist Fellowship which earned him his Master's in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins, University of Arts, London. Throughout his practice, Walid has had solo exhibitions at Art16 London (UK), DUCTAC and JamJar (Dubai); group shows at Jameel Art Center (UAE), Darat Al Funun (Jordan), Qattan Art Foundation (Palestine), MMCA Seoul (South Korea), XX Biennal Santa Cruz (Bolivia), FIAC (France), Incubarte (Spain) as well as Abu Dhabi Art and Art Dubai. He had a residency at The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in South Korea.

Walid is the founder of Samt for Art and Research, a virtual foundation that manifests primarily in a digital format. Since its establishment, Walid has mentored and curated the works of numerous aspiring artists from the MENA and collaborated with the Tate Exchange, Darat AlFunun and many other renowned galleries and foundations around the globe.

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