Walead Beshty (b.1976, London) lives and works in Los Angeles.
Walead primarily explores the ways to conceive and develop the photographic image as well as photography’s relationship to reality. Although he is most known for his photography, his body of work spans across media including painting, installation, sculpture and video. From 2007–2016, he taught at the Art Center College of Design, Art Institute of Chicago, University of California at Los Angeles, and California Institute of the Arts, among others. He has had solo exhibitions at the Musée d’art modern et contemporain, Geneva (2019); Thomas Dane Gallery, Naples (2018); Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich (2016); Barbican Centre, London (2014); Thomas Dance Gallery, London (2012); Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2011); and Malmö Konsthall, Malmö (2011). His work has been included in the Venice Biennale (2015), Shanghai Biennale (2012), Tate Triennial (2009), and Whitney Biennial (2008). Walead has organized exhibitions at Luma Arles, France; the Hessel Museum, Bard College, New York; the Rose Art Museum and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York. He received a BA in studio art from Bard College, New York (1999), and MFA in photography from Yale School of Art, New Haven (2002).