Wael Shawky (Alexandria, Egypt, 1971) studied at the University of Alexandria before pursuing a MFA at the University of Pennsilvanya in Philadelphia, United States. Important solo exhibitions have been dedicated to the artist by Museums and International Institutions such as the ARoS Museum, Aarhus, Denmark; Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Rivoli, Italy; Kunsthalle Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria; Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy; Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar; MoMA PS1, New York, USA; MACBA, Barcelona, ​​Spain; K20, Beirut, Lebanon; Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA; Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany; Cittadellarte-Pistoletto Foundation, Biella, Italy; Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland. His works are part of permanent collections of international Museums such as the Tate Modern, MoMA, MACRO, Mart, APT Dubai.