The Atlas Group / Walid Raad

1967 · Lebanon

Artist biography

The Atlas Group / Walid Raad is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Lebanon, like other celebrated artists such as Manal Abu-Shaheen, Ninar Esber, Haifa Khodr, Alfred Basbous, and Marwan Rechmaoui. The Atlas Group / Walid Raad was born in 1967.

The Atlas Group / Walid Raad's Gallery representation

The Atlas Group / Walid Raad's work is on display at Sfeir-Semler Gallery located in Hamburg, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for The Atlas Group / Walid Raad

Born in 1967, The Atlas Group / Walid Raad was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

The Atlas Group / Walid Raad

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