Born in 1979 in Beirut, Lebanon. Lives and works between Beirut, Lebanon and Berlin, Germany.
In sculptures, films, photography, sound, and texts, artist and musician Raed Yassin develops multimedia installations and performances that build collective experiences from personal memories and histories of loss. Yassin rummages through castoffs from pop culture, kitsch, and global production systems, repurposing and customizing his finds — vinyl records, adult magazines, Ming-style vases, gaudy curtain fabrics — to evoke sentimental scenes from his childhood that take on mythological meaning. These symbols of retro family life acquire additional significance through the lens of the broader cultural developments contemporaneous to their production. Within the context of civil conflict and the continued effects of colonialism, Yassin posits the home as the locus from which to rebuild cultural memory by piecing together fragments of familial identity.