Raed Yassin

The Future is Nostalgic

26 January - 24 March 2017

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  BIOGRAPHY
 
Raed Yassin was born in 1979 in Beirut, Lebanon, where he currently lives and works. An artist and musician, Yassin creates work which often originates from an examination of his personal narratives and their position within a collective history, through the lens of consumer culture and mass production. Yassin is one of the organizers of IRTIJAL Festival, has released 10 music albums and founded the production company Annihaya in 2009.  He is also a founding member of Atfal Ahdath, a Beirut-based art collective. Raed Yassin is represented by Kalfayan Galleries, Athens – Thessaloniki.
 
EDUCATION
2003
Theater Department, Institute of Fine Arts, Beirut, Lebanon.
 
CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
2017
“The Future is Nostalgic”, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens.
 
 
RECENT RESIDENCIES - FELLOWSHIPS
Research Fellowship, Akademie der Künste der Welt (May-June 2015), Cologne.
 
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, FESTIVALS & OTHER VENUES
2016
 “A Feeling in Perspective”, solo show, Isabelle van den Eynde gallery, Dubai.
“Seismographic Sounds – Visions of a New World”, organized by NORIENT, Castelgrande, Bellinzona (April 1 to June 19 2016).
“Unravelled”, Beirut Art Center, Lebanon.
“But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise”, The Guggenheim Museum, New York.
“Borderline Festival 2016”, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece (musical performance)
“Time Tuning”, performance as part of the “The Time is Out of Joint “ exhibition, Sharjah Art Foundation.
“White Cube…Literally – On form and convention of display” (group show, curated by Amanda Abi Khalil), Isabelle Van Den Eynde gallery, Dubai.
“Seismographic Sounds – Visions of a New World”, organized by NORIENT. CTM Festival, KKB Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin (January 30 to March 20 2016).
2015
“Seismographic Sounds – Visions of a New World”, organized by NORIENT. ZKM Karlsruhe - October/November 2015
“Whose Gaze It Is Anyway?”, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, UK, 24 Oct. 2015 – 10 Jan. 2016
‘Kissing Amnesia’ (solo show and concert/performance), Leighton House Museum, Shubbak Festival, London.
“Whose Gaze It Is Anyway?”, The Phoenix, Leicester, UK.
‘Dirty Linen’ (part of the ‘Family Business’ project initiated in 2012 by Maurizio Cattelan and Massimiliano Gioni). Organised by DESTE Foundation. Curated by Myriam Ben Salah. Benaki Museum on Pireos Street, Athens.
 “Seismographic Sounds – Visions of a New World”, organized by NORIENT. Forum Schlossplatz , Aarau , Switzerland.
‘The Impossible works of Raed Yassin’ (performance with with Ilaria Bonacossa, Eva Fabbris, Francesco Garutti). Curated by Fantom. Mersèlleira, Milan.
‘Performative Screenings #35 / Raed Yassin : Karaoke & Disco Tonight’, School, Vienna.
“Karaoke” (solo show), Akademie der Kuenst der Welt, Cologne.
Music work commissioned by Norient (Switzerland). Exhibitions: ZKM and Transmediale (Berlin).
Scatola Bianca, Milan, Italy.
‘Supernova’ (curated by Karina El Hélou), Scatola Bianca, Milan, Italy.
Film screening “Reappearing Things”, on the occasion of the exhibition “The Future of Memory”, Kunstahalle Wien, Austria. 
2014
“Les Rencontres International de la Photo de Fès”, Gelerie Mohamed Kacimi, Fès, Maroc.
Live: “The Night of Recounting the Years”, Sharif Sehnaoui and Raed Yassin, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (2 Nov 2014)
“In Search of Lost Time” (curated by Ronit Eden), Castrum Peregnini, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
“Blue Times” (curated by Amira Gad, Nicolaus Schafhausen), Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria.
55th October Salon: “The Disappearing Things” (curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen, Vanessa Muller), Belgrade City Museum, Serbia.
“Whose Gaze Is It Anyway?” (curated by Omar Kholeif), ICA, London, UK.
PRAED Live: Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival, Switzerland.
“Songs of Loss and Songs of Love”, Gwangju Museum of Art, South Korea.
“Parle pour toi”, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France.
“#18@rivolicastello” (solo show), Castello Di Rivoli, Turin, Italy.
“Customs Made: Quotidian Practices and Everyday Rituals” (curated by Livia Alexander, Nat Muller), Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE.
“Amnesiac Commissions” (solo show), Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece.
“The Politics of Food”, Delfina Foundation, London, UK.
2013
Live: Compass Festival, Berlin, Germany.
Performance: “Tonight Disco”, Frischzelle Festival, Bielefeld, Germany.
Live: Frischzelle Festival, Koln, Germany.
Film Section, Art Basel in Miami Beach, Kalfayan Galleries, Miami, USA.
“Dancing, Smoking, Kissing” (solo show), The Running Horse, Beirut, Lebanon.
“The Blue Route, Journeys and beauties from the Mediterranean to China”, Boghossian Foundation – Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium.
“Everywhere but Now” (curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg), 4th Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece.
“Terms & Conditions”, Singapore Art Museum.
Performance: “My Last Self-Portrait”, Beirut Exhibition Center, Lebanon.
“Blue”, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece.
“Postponed Noon” (curated by Amanda Abi Khalil), VITRINE, London, UK.
Performance: “Raed Yassin on Double Bass”, Darat al Funun – The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Amman, Jordan.
Performance: “New Dream Machine Project II”, Parasol unit, London, UK.
Performance: “The Impossible Works of Raed Yassin”, Beirut Art Center, Lebanon.
“Take me to the place I want to do the memories”, The Running Horse, Beirut, Lebanon.
2012 
Live: “Solo”, Metro Al Medina, Beirut, Lebanon.
“Arab Express” (curator: Ken Kondo), Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
Carte Blanche: KRAN FILM, BOZAR-Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium.
New Positions, Art Cologne’s international project for promoting young artists (solo show presented by Kalfayan Galleries), Cologne, Germany.
Abraaj Group Art Prize, Art Dubai, Kalfayan Galleries, Dubai, UAE.
Video and Music Performance: "Horror is universal (the end)", New Museum, New York, USA.
2011
Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece (solo exhibition).
“Facing Mirrors”, Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Kleio Projects, New York, USA.
ACVIC, Barcelona, Spain.
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
Sharjah Biennial 10, UAE.
Delfina Foundation, London, UK.
2010
Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain.
Blancpain Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland.
Offspring, De- Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Home Works 5, Beirut, Lebanon.
The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.          
The Guild Art Gallery, New York, USA.
2009
Cairo - Beirut Festival, Dusseldorf, Germany.
Tetra Art Space, Fokouka, Japan.       
Reithalle, Bern, Switzerland.
Hi Zero Festival, Baltimore, USA.
Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland.
BAC, Beirut Art Center, Lebanon.
Irtijal Festival, Beirut, Lebanon.
Sharjah Biennial 9, UAE.
KRAN film space, Brussels, Belgium.
2008
Photo Cairo 4, Town House Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.
Ystad Art Museum, Sweden.
TAG, The Hague, The Netherlands.
Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
WORM, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst (Montevideo), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland.
2007
PROGR, Bern, Switzerland.
Tasten Festival Berlin, Germany.
Kennedy Center Washington D.C., USA.
Chicago Cultural Center, USA.
Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA.
Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA.
Transmediale festival, Berlin, Germany.
Skanu Mezs Festival, Riga, Latvia.
Steim, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Oslo international short film festival, Norway.
2006
Ystad Art Museum, Sweden.
Rosklide Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Espace S.D. Beirut, Lebanon.
Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Netherlands.
The Days of Photography, CCF, Damascus, Syria.
Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Home works 3, Beirut, Lebanon.
 
RESIDENCIES
2014
Delfina Foundation, London, UK.
2010
Delfina Foundation, London, UK.
2008-2009
De-Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2008
CIC & Town House Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.
STEIM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2007
STEIM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
 
GRANTS AND PRIZES
2014
Sharjah Art Foundation Project Fund.
2012
Abraaj Group Art Prize 2012.
2010
AFAC grant for production.
2009
Fidus Award, Beirut, Lebanon.
2008
YATF grant for production, Brussels, Belguim.
The Cultural Resource grant for production, Cairo, Egypt.
 
 
MUSIC RELEASES
2014
Live in Nicklesdorf (LP)
A Trio (Roaratorio, USA)
2013
Malayeen, Malayeen (Annihaya, Lebanon)
2012
Music to our ears, A Trio (Al Maslakh, Lebanon)
2011
Made in Japan PRAED (Annihaya, Lebanon)
2010
The Blood of Raed Yassin (less label, USA)
Faded Diary, with Paed Conca and Takumi Seino (Grape Records, Japan)
2009
The New Album, solo (Annihaya, Lebanon)
2008
The Muesli Man PRAED (Creative Sources, Portugal)
2007
Periferico  compilation CD (Sonic Arts Network, UK)
Ystad/Beirut with various artists  (Olof Bright, Sweden)
Cedarhead, with Michael Zerang (Al Maslakh, Lebanon)
2006
The Adventures of Nabil Fawzi, with Gene Coleman (Al Maslakh, Lebanon)
2003
A, The A Trio (cd theque, Lebanon)
 
PUBLICATIONS
2014
‘Disappearing Things’ – 55th October Salon, The Cultural Center of Belgrade, Serbia, p. 123.
Anthony Downey, Art & Politics Now, Thames & Hudson, 2011, p. 35 (ISBN 9780500291474)
This Place, with Atfal Ahdath (Sharjah Art Foundation)
Who Killed the King of Disco (Sharjah Art Foundation)
2010
The Best of Sammy Clark (Beirut Art Center)
 
SELECTED ARTICLES
Art Asia Pacific, July/August, 2015.
Ines Min, “Singing the Praises of Love and Loss”, artnet, 20 May 2014.
“Flower Power”, Canvas Daily, Art Dubai Edition, 18 March 2014, p. 6.
“Customs Made: Quotidian Practices and Everyday Rituals”, Maraya Art Center, March 2014, pp. 53 – 57.
Jim Quilty, “Beirut Lebanon”, Blouinartinfo.com, March 2014, pp. 98, 99.
Claudia Bettiol, “Images from Beirut: the art of Raed Yassin”, Energitismo (online), 23 February 2014.
Lifo, 6 February 2014, cover and p. 6.
Pari Spinou, Efimerida ton Sintakton, 18 February 2014, p. 20.
“Platform 005: Globalising Tactics in Contemporary Art”, Ibraaj, 2013.
“Raed Yassin. Postponed Noon”, Wall Street International Magazine, 2 September 2013.
“The Blue Route, Journeys and beauties from the Mediterranean to China”, Boghossian Foundation, September 2013, p. 140.
4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, September 2013, pp. 84, 85.
Jim Quilty, “Reducing civil war to porcelain”, The Daily Star, Arts & Culture, 24 March 2012.
“Spectral Imprints”, Abraaj Group Art Prize 2012.
Sotiris Letsios, I Thessalia, 11 December 2011.
Fmag Photography Magazine, 29 November 2011.
Ilianna Fokianaki, To Proto Thema, 21 November 2011.
Jim Quilty, “Injecting a virus into the system”, The Daily Star, Arts & Culture, 18 June 2011.
“Raed Yassin: la memoire en Technicolor”, Agenda Culturel, 15 March 2011.
Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, “Raed Yassin: Memories are fiction”, The National, 4 March 2011.
Ivan Hewett, “Raed Yassin, Café Oto, review”, The Telegraph, 7 January 2011.
Jim Quilty, “Plugging into the pop-culture collective unconscious”, The Daily Star, Arts & Culture, 8 September 2009.
 
 
WORKS IN COLLECTIONS
The British Museum, London, UK.
Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Itali.
Vehbi Koc Museum, Istanbul, Turkey.
Abraaj Collection, Dubai, UAE.
Major private collections in Europe, USA, the Middle East and Asia.