Wafaa Bilal is an artist from Iraq that currently lives in America and teaches as a professor at New York University’s Tisch School of Arts. Bilal uses his experiences from Iraq to express his artist side and projects. His work consists of online performances and interactive works. Some as interactive as a loaded paintball gun aimed at himself that online users could shoot at him. He often uses his body as a medium in his artwork.
I find myself enveloped in Balil’s work. Each installation is so extensive and elaborate, rich with meaning. It was a lot to dive into, and often took a long time to fully grasp each piece. I found a great appreciation for this work though and the thought that went into each installation.