The work of artist and musician Raed Yassin often originates from an examination of his personal narratives and their workings within a collective history, through the lens of consumer culture and mass production. He has exhibited and performed in numerous museums, festivals, and venues across Europe, the Middle East, the US and Japan. Yassin was awarded the Cultural Resource grant for production (2008), the Fidus Prize (2009), the Abraaj Capital Art Prize (2012), the AFAC grant for production (2010), the YATF grant for production (2008 and 2012). Yassin is one of the organizers of IRTIJAL Festival and founded the production company Annihaya in 2009. He is also a founding member of Atfal Ahdath, a Beirut-based art collective. He currently lives and works in Beirut and is represented by Kalfayan Galleries.
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