Walid Raad

Artist lecture Saturday, October 29, 2011 7PM
Timken Lecture Hall, California College of the Arts, San Francisco

Walid Raad’s work includes photography, installation, performance, video, literary essays and textual analysis. His work is concentrated on documentary theory and practice and much of his work revolves around the Lebanese civil wars and the Arab-Israeli conflict. The Atlas Group is a fifteen-year project spanning between 1989 and 2004 and is centered on the contemporary history of Lebanon, with particular emphasis on the Lebanese wars of 1975-1991. He holds a PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester. Raad was born in Chbanieh, Lebanon and now lives in Beirut and New York.

Raad’s work has been included in Documenta 11 (Kassel, Germany), Art Basel (Switzerland), and the Venice Biennale (Italy). He was the winner of the 2007 Alpert Award for Visual Arts from the Herb Alpert Foundation. He is also a member of the Arab Image Foundation, started in 1996 to promote historical research of the visual culture of the Arab world, and to promote experimental video production in the region. His books include The Truth Will be Known When the Last Witness is Dead, My Neck is Thinner Than a Hair, Scratching on Things I Could Disavow, and Let’s be Honest, the Weather Helped.


Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

Pier 24 Photography is pleased to present the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program in collaboration with California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each year, the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program brings six international artists, writers, and curators to San Francisco to offer free and open lectures, and to work one-on-one with students at California College of the Arts.


Larry Sultan Photography Award


Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-1189), 2012 [Detail]

Marco Breuer

Spring 2016 Residency
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

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Marco Breuer (b. Landshut, Germany) is well known for his radical approach to the photographic medium. Breuer employs nontraditional photographic techniques that do not rely on the use of a camera, aperture, or film, but instead utilize a combination of photogrammic, abrasive, and incisive techniques to make marks and capture images. His work is in numerous public collections at major institutions around the world and is widely exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. Currently residing in upstate New York, Breuer has lectured and taught extensively, and received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2006.