Wael Shawky

Wael Shawky

 Wael Shawky è nato nel 1971 ad Alessandria d’Egitto. La sua produzione artistica spazia tra video, disegno e performance, esplorando in profondità i modi in cui si scrivono storia e mitologia, con una prospettiva critica sui racconti contemporanei di cambiamento e incertezza. Tra gli artisti più importanti della sua generazione, Shawky ha sviluppato un linguaggio artistico originale che esamina estetica globale e temi politici. Ha esposto in tutto il mondo con mostre personali, come le più recenti alla Kunstahaus di Bregenz; al  Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; al MoMA PS1, New York (2015); al K20, Düsseldorf (2014); alla Serpentine Gallery, Londra (2013); KW Berlino (2012); e ha partecipato grandi mostre collettive, tra cui la Biennale di Istanbul (2015); la Biennale di Sharjah (2013); e dOCUMENTA (13) (2012). Le sue opere fanno parte delle collezioni di importanti istituzioni pubbliche come Tate Modern, Londra; MoMA, New York; MACBA, Barcellona; i Musei del Qatar, Doha.

MOSTRE PERSONALI

 2016
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria (16 July – 23 October 2016)

2015
Cabaret Crusades: The Secrets of Karbala, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Wael Shawky: Crusades and Other Stories, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar
Cabaret Crusades, MoMA P.S.1, New York, USA

2014
Cabaret Crusades, K20 Düsseldorf, Germany
Al Araba Al Madfuna, Festwochen-Zentrum im Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
Wael Shawky: Horsemen Adore Perfumes and Other Stories, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
Dictums, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

2013
Wael Shawky, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Video Zone: Wael Shawky, Cabaret Crusades: The Horror Show File, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
Wael Shawky, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Wael Shawky, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada

2012
Wael Shawky, Al Araba Al Madfuna, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany

2011
Wael Shawky, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
Drawings and Flags from Cabaret Crusades, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Larvae Channel series, The Delfina Foundation, London, UK

2010
Contemporary Myths, Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy

2009
Larvae Channel 2, Project Gentili, Berlin, Germany
Clean History, Townhouse Gallery for Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt
Wael Shawky, Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan

2008
Al Aqsa Park, Factory Space, Townhouse Gallery for Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt

2007
Wael Shawky, Telematch Sadat, Claudio Poleschi Arte Contemporanea, Lucca, Italy
KVS, Brussels, Belgium
HAU DREI, Berlin, Germany
Then you will return to Me and I will judge between you in the matters in which you used to dispute, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland
Wael Shawky, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
The Forty Days Road, Wet Culture – Dry Culture,  Galeria Sztuki Wspolczesnej, Bunkier Sztukim, Krakow
Al Aqsa Park, YAMA, Istanbul, Turkey

2006
Drawings (1998-2006), Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt

2005
The Green Land Circus, Factory Space, Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt
Losing Identity, Ludwigsburg Kunstverein, Ludwigsburg, Germany

2003
Asphalt Quarter, Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary art, Cairo, Egypt

2001
Transitions, Gemmayzeh, Beirut, Lebanon
Sidi El Asphalt’s Moulid, Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt
2nd Al Nitaq Festival of Visual Arts, Cairo, Egypt

MOSTRE COLLETTIVE

2015
A Brief History of the Future, The Louvre, Paris, France
14th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
Gallery 3010, Sfeir-Semler, Beirut, Lebanon
Desires and Necessities, MACBA, Barcelona
Mario Merz Prize, Fondazione Merz, Turin

2014
Manifesta 10, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
You Imagine What You Desire, 19th Sydney Biennial, Sydney, Australia
Fotofest 2014, Contemporary Arab Video, Photography and Mixed Media, Houston, USA
Now Babylon – Architecture, Culture and Identity, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlbæk, Denmark
Dak’Art 2014, Dakar, Senegal

2013
A History of Inspiration, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
In the Heart of the Country, The Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Warzaw, Warzaw, Poland
Dreams of Reason. Highlights of the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun, Poland
Re:emerge, Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Moment – Frontlines, Moderna Museet Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Trade Routes, Hauser and Wirth, London, UK
LES CHOSES DE COTE DU MONDE, Musée des civilisations de l’Europe  et de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France
The Translation, Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich, Switzerland

2012-13

Mirages d’Orient, Grenades et Figures de Barbaries, Chassès-croiès en Méditeranée, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France

2012
9th Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, Korea
dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany
Bucharest Biennial 5, Bucharest, Romania
Marrakech Biennial 2012, Marrakech, Morocco

2011

Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany

Serious Games, Krieg – Medien ­Kunst, Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, Germany
2010-11
Contemporary Myths, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2010
Theater Der Welt Festival, Stadthalle, Mulheim, Germany
In and out of context, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
Mart Museum Collection, Rovereto, Italy
Medium Religion, The Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, Canada
Festival BOM Ganesha Production, Arko Museum, Seoul, Korea

2009

25th Alexandria Biennale, Egyptian pavilion, Fine Arts Museum, Alexandria, Egypt
3rd Riwaq Biennale, Riwaq biennale, Ramallah, Palestine
3rd Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech, Morocco
Disorientation II, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, UAE
The columns held us up, Artists Space, New York, USA, collaboration with Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey
The Jerusalem Show, Al-ma´mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem
Rites of Passage, Schunck-Glaspaleis, Heerlen, Netherlands
Translation, Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA

2008
Medium Religion, ZKM, Center for Art and Media, Museum of contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
Lucky Number Seven, Santa Fe Biennale, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Breaking News, F&A Projects, Paris, France
SCENES DU SUD II – Méditerranée Orientale, Carré d’Art – Musée d’art contemporain de Nîmes, Place de la Maison Carrée

2007

5th Meeting points, Beirut
2nd Riwaq Biennale, Riwaq, Ramallah, Palestine
The Present Out of the Past Millennia, Kunstmuseum, Bonn
House Trip, Artforum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Out of place, Gallery SFEIR-SEMLER, Beirut, Lebanon
What happens today (contemporary Egyptian art), Palace of Art, Opera House, Cairo, Egypt

2006
Fremd bin ich eingezogen, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
No Man’s Land (Part II), Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece
Choosing my religion, Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland
Art, Life and Confusion, 47th October Art Salon Belgrade,
Outside The Living Room, Gb Agency, Paris, France
Stile der Stadt, Hamburg, Grobe Bergstrsse, Altona, Hamburg

2005
9th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
ADAM, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Urban Realities, Focus Istanbul, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Museum Collection Exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art Rome (MACRO)
Normalization, Platform Granti of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey
Photo Cairo 3, Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo

2004
Mediterranean, The Museum of Modern Art Rome (MACRO), Italy
Meeting Points, Makan House, Amman, Jordan
4th Les Journees de la Photographie, Centre Culturel Francais de Damas, Damascus

2003

Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Aubervilliers, France
24/7 Vilnius, CAC museum, Vilnius, Lithuania
50th La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Body and the Archive, Artists Space, New York, USA
International Video Invitational, Fa project, London, UK
International Experimental Film Festival, Goethe Institute, Alexandria/Cairo

2002

Close Up, Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt

2001

Rita Longa International Art Symposium, Codema, Bayamo, Cuba
2nd Al Nitaq Festival of Visual Arts, The Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt

2000

Meyrson Hall Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
1st Al Nitaq Festival of Visual Arts, Talaat Harb Square, Cairo, Egypt

1997

Contemporary Egyptian Art, Kunst Historischan Museum, Vienna, Austria

1996

6th International Cairo Biennial, Museum of Modern Art, Cairo, Egypt

PREMI E RICONOSCUMENTI (SELEZIONE)

2015                         Mario Merz Prize

2013                          Sharjah Biennial Award 2013 for exceptional contribution Award for the Filmic Oevre donated by Luis Vuitton and Kino der Kunst

2012                         Abraaj Capital Art Prize, joint winner

2011                         Kunstpreis der Schering Stiftung

2009                         Grand Prize, 25th Alexandria Biennale, Alexandria

2007                         Ford Foundation Grant, Cairo

2006                         Ford Foundation Grant, Cairo

2005                          International Commissioning Grant, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York.

2004                          The International Award of The Islamic World Arts Initiative, Arts International, New York.

The American Center Foundation Grant, Philadelphia.

2001                         Honorary Award, Rita Longa International Symposium, Codema, Bayamo, Cuba

2000                         Piero Dozairo Award, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

1999                         Merit Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Edna C. and Monroe Gutman Annual Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

1996                         Grand Nile Prize, 6th International Cairo Biennial, Cairo

1994                         Grand Akhnaton Prize, 6th Salon of Youth, Akhnaton Art Centre, Cairo, Egypt