Upcoming Events

May 3rd – July 2019

Conflict Exchange 
National Veterans Art Museum Triennial
Chicago Culture Center, Garland gallery
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June 28th – October 13th, 2019

NOMA, New Orleans Museum of Art
Part of BODIES OF KNOWLEDGE exhibition
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September 30th, 2017 – February 25th, 2018: Group Exhibition

Negotiating the Future: 2017 Asian Art Biennial
Work on View: 168:01
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
Taichung, Taiwan
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October 12th, 2017: Lecture

“Performing Change: Diaspora and Belonging”
Syracuse Symposium 2017-2018: Belonging
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY.
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October 19th, 2017: Lecture

“Performing Change”
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

November 1st, 2017 – January 5th, 2018: Solo Exhibition

The Things I Could Tell…
As part of the 2017 Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art
The Anderson Gallery
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
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November 18th: Lecture

“Participatory Art, Multiple Platforms”
MOVE 2017
Dearborn, MI

November, 2017: Solo Exhibition

Arab American National Museum
Dearborn, MI



Past Events

September 21st, 2017: Lecture

“Participatory Art, Multiple Platforms”
NCAA Conference 2017
Tuscon, AZ.

June 22nd – October 1st, 2017: Group Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, May 5th, 7:00pm

The New Observatory
88 Wood Street
Liverpool L1 4DQ
United Kingdom
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May 31st – June 3rd, 2017: Conference

Gesamtkunstwerk Arts Conference
New York University – Berlin
Berlin, Germany

May 5th – June 25th, 2017: Solo Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, May 5th, 7:00pm

Dunlop Art Gallery
Central Gallery
Regina Public Library
2311 12th Avenue
Regina SK S4P 3Z5
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February 28th, 2017: Lecture

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Rhode Island School of Design
Fourth Floor
169 Weybossett Street
Providence, RI 02903
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February 23rd, 2017: Lecture

DePauw University
719 S Locust St
Greencastle, IN 46135

February 22nd, 2017: Lecture

12:30pm – 1:45pm

Tisch Freshman Lecture
New York University
New York, NY
*Closed to the public

February 16th, 2017: Panel Discussion

3:30pm – 5:00pm

“Aesthetic Justice Interventions in Media, History, and Place”
College Arts Association Conference
New York Hilton, Midtown
Gibson Suite, 2nd Floor (Media Lounge)
1335 6th Ave
New York, NY 10019
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January 31st, 2017: Lecture

6:00pm – 7:30pm

School of Visual Arts
Room 101C
133/141 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
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January 15th – February 28th, 2017: Group Exhibition

The Poetics of Absence
1 x 1 Gallery
10, Alserkal Avenue
Street 8 – Al Quoz I
United Arab Emirates
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November 11th & 12th, 2016: Special Performance

“Field Meeting Take 4: Thinking Practice”
10:00am – 6:00pm (both days, WB date TBA)

November 11th
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10128

November 12th
Asia Society Museum
725 Park Ave
New York, NY 10021


October 26th, 2016: Panel Discussion

Details TBA

The Art Gallery at NYU Abu Dhabi
Saadiyat Island
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

October 20th – October 22nd, 2016: Open Studios

October 20th, 6:00pm – 10:00pm (opening night)
October 21st, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
October 22nd, 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 West 39th Street
9th Floor, Studio 904
New York, NY 10018
EFA Open Studios 2016

October 18th, 2016: Lecture

In conjunction with the exhibition “Bodies in Conflict: From Gettysburg to Iraq”
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Gettysburg College
Pennsylvania Hall Lyceum
300 North Washington Street
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Schmucker Art Gallery – Bodies in Conflict

October 11th, 2016: Lecture

Lecture: 6:00pm

“Making the Invisible Visible”
Georgia State University
Troy Moore Library
25 Park Place NE, 23rd Floor, Room 2343
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Wafaa Bilal at GSU

September 29th, 2016 – October 22nd: Group Exhibition

Opening: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

“Bodies in Conflict: From Gettysburg to Iraq”
Schmucker Art Gallery
Project Space
300 North Washington Street
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Schmucker Art Gallery – Bodies in Conflict

September 22nd – December 31st, 2016: Group Exhibition

Opening Reception: September 22nd, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Invisible Threads: Technology and Its Discontents
The Art Gallery at NYU Abu Dhabi
Saadiyat Island
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Invisible Threads and NYU Abu Dhabi

September 21st, 2016: Panel Discussion

7:30pm – 9:00pm

“Kindred Talks: What Precedes War, and What Follows in Its Path?”
Lincoln Center
David Rubenstein Atrium
61 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Kindred Talks – Tickets (Free!)

May 28th – August 28th, 2016: Solo Exhibition

Opening Reception: May 27th, 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Performance Dates
Every Saturday from June 4th – August 27th, 2016
2:00pm – 4:00pm

The Esker Foundation
4th Floor, 1011 – 9th Avenue S.E.
Calgary, AB, Canada T2G 0H7
168:01 at The Esker Foundation

April 20th – June 4th, 2016: Group Exhibition

Lines of Flight
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery
Columbia University
116th Street on Broadway/Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
Lines of Flight

April 7th, 2016: Lecture

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Making the Invisible Visible
Adele Stamp Student Union
Juan Roman Jimenez Room (2208)

University of Maryland
Department of Art History and Archaeology
1211 B Parren J Mitchell Art/Sociology Bldg.
3834 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20742
Wafaa Bilal – University of Maryland

February 26th, 2016: Lecture

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Brown Bag Series
The College of New Jersey
Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall (Music Building)
2000 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08628-0718
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January 30th – April 10th, 2016: Solo Exhibition

Curated by Srimoyee Mitra
The Art Gallery of Windsor
401 Riverside Dr W
Windsor, ON N9A 7J1
168:01 at AGW

January 26th – May 14th, 2016: Group Exhibition

Electronic Superhighway
Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7QX

January 15th – March 5th, 2016: Group Exhibition

Opening Reception: January 15th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

The Night and the Desert Know Me
As part of Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC 2016
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
1632 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

January 7th – March 5th, 2016: Group Exhibition

Driscoll Babcock Galleries
Project Space
525 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001

September 25th – November 5th, 2015: Artist Residency

Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship
Civitella Ranieri Foundation
Umbria, Italy

September 4th, 2015 – January 31st, 2016: Exhibition

Globale – Infosphere
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie
Lorenzstraße 19
76135 Karlsruhe

September 16th, 2015: Lecture

6:30pm – 7:30pm

“Making the Invisible Visible”
Busboys and Poets 5th and K
1025 5th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Middle East Institute – Making the Invisible Visible

July 16th – September 13th, 2015: Exhibition

Opening Reception: July 16th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

The Things I Could Tell…
445 North Main Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78205
The Things I Could Tell… at AIR

May 18th – July 16th, 2015: Artist Residency

445 North Main Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78205

May 9th – November 22nd, 2015: Venice Biennale, International Art Fair

“The Great Game”
The 56th Venice Biennale
Iranian Pavilion
Calle San Giovanni 1074b
Venezia 30121
Venice Biennale 56

February 26th – May 2nd, 2015: Exhibition

Opening Reception: May 6th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Lovely Pink
Driscoll Babcock Galleries
Project Space
525 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
Lovely Pink – Driscoll Babcock

April 30th, 2015: Lecture

5:00pm – 7:00pm

“An Evening with Wafaa Bilal”
Busboys and Poets 14th & V
Langston Room
2021 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

April 16th, 2015: Lecture

2:30pm – 4:15pm

Art Now
Wilson Hall – Monmouth University
400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Art Now: Wafaa Bilal

September 2nd – October 16th, 2014: Group Exhibition

Out of the Rubble
Jack Olsen Gallery
Northern Illinois University
School of Art
200 Visual Arts Building
Dekalb, Illinois 60115
Out of the Rubble brochure

September 2nd – October 9th, 2014: Group Exhibition

Opening Reception: September 11th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

NYU’s Tisch Department of Photography and Imaging Faculty & Staff Exhibition, 2014-2015
Gulf + Western Gallery and 8th Floor Gallery
721 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
Faculty & Staff Exhibition

August 21st – September 8th, 2014: Academic Residency

Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center
Bellagio, Italy

August 5th, 2014: Collaboration with the Nadar Ensemble

9:00pm, Free Admission

Dead Serious
Georg-Büchner-Platz 1 (in front of Staatstheater Darmstadt)
Darmstadt, Germany
Dead Serious

May 21st – June 21st, 2014: Group Exhibition

The Other and Me: Sharjah International Photography Exhibition
Sharjah Art Museum
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

May 13th – September 14th, 2014: Group Exhibition

Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography
Museum of Art and Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
Multiple Exposures

May 1st – June 14th, 2014: Solo Exhibition

Opening Reception: May 1st, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Daily performance May 1st-May 30th, Tuesday- Saturday, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Driscoll Babcock Galleries
525 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
Driscoll Babcock Galleries

April 7th, 2014: Lecture


Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series
University of California Berkeley
160 Kroeber Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-3750
Art Under the Gun

April 1st – May 10th, 2014: Solo Exhibition

Opening Reception & Artist Talk: April 2nd, 2014
Artist Talk: 6:00pm, Reception to follow

The Linfield Gallery
James Miller Fine Arts Center
Linfield College
900 SE Baker Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
The Linfield Gallery

March 18th, 2014: Artist Talk


Hierarchy of Being – Wafaa Bilal in conversation with Curator Sara Raza and Aida Mahmudova
Presented by the Maraya Art Centre
The Archive, Safa Park
Dubai, UAE
Wafaa Bilal in conversation…

January 24th – March 8th, 2014: Exhibition, Curated by Wafaa Bilal

Opening Reception: Friday, January 24th
6pm – 8pm

Distant Images, Local Positions
EFA Project Space
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
Distant Images, Local Positions

December 16th – December 19th, 2013: Workshop

Beyond the Studio: New Approaches for Emerging Artists
Presented by the Caspian Art Foundation
Salahaddin University
Erbil, Iraq
Beyond the Studio