Walid Al Wawi


30 x 23 cm; handstitched


Walid Al Wawi (b. 1998, Jordan) is a Jordanian-Palestinian artist, working in painting, performance, video, and installation. He has received critical acclaim for his academic and purist approach to objects and physical documentation that dialogue with the political and cultural identity of the Palestinian body in diaspora and it’s implication on the postcolonialist dream of pan-Arabism. In 2011 Al Wawi was awarded The Shiekha Manal Young Artist Award, followed by a scholarship from the Shiekh Salama Art Fellowship which earned him his masters degree in Fine Arts by Central Saint Martins, University of Arts, London. Walid has had solo exhibitions at Art16 London, DUCTAC, and JamJar in Dubai; group shows at Jameel Art Center UAE, Darat Al Funun Jordan, Qattan Art Foundation Palestine, MMCA Seoul, XX Bienal Santa Cruz, FIAC France, Incubarte Spain, Abudhabi Art and Art Dubai UAE; and was a resident with the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in South Korea. Al Wawi’s most recent project, The Embassy of Unofficial Palestine, was commissioned by the Qattan Art Foundation. 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.

Walid Al Wawi – Untitled

Quarantined in Bahrain; For Cities Under Quarantine – The Mailbox Project

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