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Walead Beshty (b. 1976, London, UK) is an artist and writer working in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions have been presented at Kunst Museum Winterthur, Switzerland; Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Geneva; Barbican Centre, London; Power Station, Dallas; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; and Malmö Konsthall, Sweden/Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid; among many others. Beshty’s work is held in museum collections worldwide, including the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate, London; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Monographs on his work include Walead Beshty: Selected Correspondences 2001–2010 (Damiani, 2010), Walead Beshty: Natural Histories (JRP|Ringier, 2011/2014), and Walead Beshty: Work in Exhibition 2011–2020 (Koenig, 2020).