Graduate Fine Arts

Posted March 25, 2021
  • Wael Shawky
    Cabaret Crusades II: The Path to Cairo, 2012
    High-definition video, color, and sound, with English subtitles; 1 hour, 57 seconds
    © Wael Shawky, Courtesy Lisson Gallery

Wael Shawky to Lecture at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth on March 30

The Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth will be hosting this event. Please visit The Modern's website for more information and to register for this virtual event happening on Tuesday, March 30 2021.

Wael Shawky (MFA'01) will discuss the work in the exhibition FOCUS: Wael Shawky as well as his broader artistic career in which he explores the ambiguities between history and myth via multimedia presentation in order to challenge the authority of history in Being There: Tuesday Evenings with the Modern on March 30, 2021. Being There: Tuesday Evenings with the Modern is a unique and relevant online alternative to the on-site programming. This format will allow for a live experience, with questions and discussion following each presentation.

Wael Shawky was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1971, and he lives between Alexandria and Philadelphia. Recent exhibitions have been held at ARoS, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark; MoMA PS1, New York; K20 Düsseldorf; Serpentine Galleries, London; KW Contemporary Art Institute, Berlin; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. He has participated in Lahore Biennale, Pakistan; Desert X, Al Ula, Saudi Arabia; 14th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey; 11th Sharjah Biennial, UAE; Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany; 9th Gwangju Biennial, South Korea; and 50th Venice Biennale, Italy. In 2010, Shawky founded the educational space MASS Alexandria. Shawly was also named the Keith L. and Katherine S. Sachs Visiting Professor in 2016.