Sharif Waked

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Sharif Waked
Born 1964
Occupation Visual artist

Sharif Waked (Arabic: شريف واكد‎) (born 1964) is a Palestinian visual artist.

Waked was born in Nazareth, to a Palestinian refugee family from the village of Mjedil. He lives and works in Haifa/Nazareth. Waked has exhibited at various biennials, museums, and art venues internationally.



Waked's known works include Melancholia (1998), Zoom (1999), Jericho First (2002), Chic Point (2003), Tugra (2008), To Be Continued... (2009), and Beace Brocess (2010).

Waked’s work is part of the permanent collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (NY), Sharjah Art Foundation (UAE), Fondation Louis-Vuitton pour la création (fr) (Paris), Israel Museum Jerusalem, Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, Australia, and the Barjeel Art Foundation (UAE) among others.


Selected Exhibitions[edit]

Waked has exhibited at various biennials, museums, and art venues internationally including:

  • 2011: The Jerusalem Show; Barjeel Art Foundation, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. *2010: Gallery of Modern Art, South Bank, Queensland, Australia; Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London; Jamm Exhibition, Belgrave Square, London; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, USA; Israel Museum Jerusalem; Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario, Canada; Cinéma du réel, Paris; Diverse Works, Houston, Texas.
  • 2009: Paris Photo, Carrousel Du Louvre; Museum of Modern Art of Algiers; Abu Dhabi Art Fair, UAE; The Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia; Spaport Biennial, Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Visor Gallery, Valencia, Spain; The Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris; Queens Museum of Art, NY; Sharjah Biennial 9, UAE.
  • 2008: The Decker Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland; Gemak Museum, The Hague; Huarte Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Huarte, Spain; Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool; La Maison des métallos, Paris; Haifa Museum of Art; Artists Space, New York; Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London; La Mekanica, Barcelona.
  • 2007: Hebbel am Ufer HAU 2, Berlin; The Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo; The Seconde Riwaq Biennale, Ramallah; Tate Modern, London; 20th Instants Video, Marseille, France.
  • 2006: Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen; Odense film festival, Denmark; Frieze Art Fair, UK.
  • 2005: Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage; Cork Film Centre; Côté Court, Saint-Denis; The Imperial Mint, Topkapı Palace, Istanbul; e-flux and Kunstwerke, Video Rental Room, Berlin; Transmediale 05, Berlin.
  • 2004: Impakt
  • 2003, Utrecht; Herziliya Museum of Contemporary Art; Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery; Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (MACRO), Rome; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Home Works II, Beirut; The 6th Sharjah International Biennial, UAE; Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah.


  • Portrait: Sharif Waked. Photo (c) Kean Wong printed in Nafas Art Magazine online
  • Resume: Sharif Waked. Nafas Art Magazine online.

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