Illuminating Our Global Heartbeat

PREVIEW – I started writing out this story while I was working on the YBCA fellowship application. I soon realized that while the story of Illuminating Our Global Heartbeat is well documented on Instagram, I still have alot to clarify, even to myself.  So I’ve stopped trying to pound this story out of me – under […]

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Gertrude and Me

Gertrude and me is a research project that compares my exploration of the Middle East to that of Gertrude Bell, famed Imperialist. I’m trying to figure something out….. I have something I’m committed to creating -as a work of art – that’s churning inside me. I’ve been working on “this” for a long time. Recently, […]

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168:01 – Rebuilding the Library at the University of Baghdad

Outreach Coordinator 168.01 Exhibition by Wafaa Bilal March  2016 – Present 168:01 is a participatory project rebuilding the fine arts library at the University of Baghdad.  In its first phase, the project crowdsourced the resources to collect 1600 books from around the world, raised the money to rebuild the students reading room into a contemporary, […]

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Curatorial Project – Practice Makes Perfect at Southern Exposure

In 2005, I was part of a curatorial group that put together the exhibition Practice Makes  Perfect, Bay Area Conceptual Craft at Southern Exposure Gallery.  Conceptual Craft explored the work of artists who utilize highly refined skills to produce conceptually based works. You can read Lydia Matthew’s essay on the project here: conceptual_craft.

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