Egyptian Artist Wael Shawky wins Ernst Schering Foundation Art Award

Egyptian artist Wael Shawky wins Ernst Schering Foundation Art Award. Art Writer Leanne Goebel recalls his controversial participation in SITE Santa Fe’s Lucky Number Seven biennial.

A Lack of Awareness: Wael Shawky and the Non-Issue at “Lucky Number Seven”

Was Wael Shawky censored by SITE Santa Fe? And did they have reasonable grounds to ask him to change his concept? He did, but the controversy remains when the artist showed his New Mexico work in Egypt and Jordan.