Raed Yassin (born 1979, Beirut) lives and works in Beirut. He graduated from the Theatre Department of the Institute of Fine Arts in Beirut in 2003, and in 2015 he was awarded a research fellowship at the Akademie der Künste der Welt in Cologne. An artist and musician, Yassin’s work 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. One of the organisers of Irtijal Festival – Beirut’s experimental contemporary music festival – Yassin has released several music albums and founded the production company Annihaya in 2009. He is also a founding member of Atfal Ahdath, a Beirut-based art collective.
He has exhibited and performed in numerous museums, festivals and venues, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2016), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2014), Kunsthalle Wien (2015), ICA London (2014), Gwangju Museum of Art (2014), Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2014), Kalfayan Galleries, Athens (2011 & 2014), Boghossian Foundation – Villa Empain, Brussels (2013), Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2012), New Museum, New York (2012), Sharjah Biennial 10 (2011), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2011), and Delfina Foundation, London (residency 2014 & 2010 – 2011). Yassin is also a recipient of the Sharjah Art Foundation Project Fund (2014), Abraaj Group Art Prize (2012), Fidus Prize (2009), AFAC grant for production (2010), YATF grant for production (2008 & 2012) and the Cultural Resource grant for production (2008).