Who Killed the King of Disco, 2010—2011

Raed Yassin
Who Killed the King of Disco, 2010—2011
Installation, video, prints, brochure
Dimensions variable
Installation view
Photo by Plamen Galabov


Raed Yassin is a video, sound and visual artist and musician whose strongly conceptual work uses image, music and text to explore themes such as contemporary communications media and news content, pop culture, urban existence, art history, Arabic cinema and archives.

Yassin has exhibited and performed across Europe, the Middle East, the United States and Japan. Recent performances include Homeworks 5, Beirut (2010); Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain (2010); The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai (2009); the High Zero Festival of Improvised, Experimental Music, Baltimore (2009); Steim Studios , Amsterdam (2008) and Transmediale, Berlin (2007).

Yassin graduated from the theatre department in the Lebanese university, Beirut.

Born in 1979 in Beirut, he lives and works between Beirut and Amsterdam.

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 10


Yassin, Raed

Who Killed the King of Disco

Who Killed the King of Disco is a multi-media installation exploring the conflicting facts and context surrounding the artist’s father’s murder.