Walid Al Wawi is a Jordanian Palestinian-native, concerned with the hybridisation of the modern Middle Eastern identity and the implication of the geo-political claustrophobia upon cultural naturalisation.

Walid's practice manifested in forms of painting, performance, video and installation, he received critical acclaim for his purest approach to objects and physical documentation that dialogue with one’s political and cultural identity.

His works include but not limited to: EOUP, The Chair Of Saladin, [Inaudible Dialogue], The RationaliserThe Grasshopper, Eternity of Silence, M.E Leaders in White Socks, M.E Passport, The Flood System, Hiding


2018, Embassy of Unofficial Palestine, Installation
Commissioned by The Qattan Art Fundation fo YAYA 2018

EOUP is a paper architecture installation that proposes a hypothetical organisation that works on providing relief for Palestinian Refugees residing outside of the PLO mandates or UNRWA jurisdiction. Hosted within a structure that mixes the iconography of the Dome of the Rock with the mechanism of parachuting in an architectural image that identifies its purpose as a body of aid to Palestinians.

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In 2011, Walid was awarded The Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award. Since then he had collaborated on group exhibitions, went through residential experiences and contributed to international and local art festivals including:

2018, YAYA, Palestin / 2017, MMCA, Seoul / 2016, XX Bienal, Santa Cruz / 2016, Art16 London / 2015, FIAC Paris / 2014, Incubarte, Spain / 2014, Abudhabi Art, UAE / 2012, Art Dubai, UAE

Walid’s work has been added to many collection through out his practice including the recent acquisition by the collection of his Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

In 2017 he obtained his masters in the Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins College of Art, London, and co-founded Samt, one of the first virtual gallery spaces to strictly deal with the political Middle East through Anonymous Contributions.

walid@walidalwawi.com, Instagram