Born in Lebanon in 1967 and raised during the years of the country's civil war, Walid Raad explores the way that we use images to politically construct historical narratives. Working in multi-media installations, photography, video, and literature, Raad's art interrogates the authenticity of the photograph and of the evidential object, demonstrating duplicity and malleability in the sources that we hold to be bastions of truth. Through this critical examination, Raad probes new modes of performance, narrative, and representation. Raad had his first New York solo exhibition at The Kitchen in Winter 2006.
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