Sharif Waked was born in 1964 in Nazareth. He lives and works in Palestine and the US.

Waked has exhibited at various museums, biennials, and art venues, an abridged list includes: Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Chile (2016); Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt (2016). The Warsaw Museum of Modern Art, Poland (2015); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2015); Weatherspoon Art Museum, North Carolina, USA, (2015). Qalandiya International, Palestine (2014); The Imperial War Museums, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK (2014); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark (2014). Singapore Art Museum (2013); Jeu de Paume Museum, Paris (2013); Musée Granet in Aix-en-Provence, France (2013); Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan (2013). Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2012); Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada (2012); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2012); The Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK (2012). The Jerusalem Show V, (2011); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2011); Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE (2011). Queensland Art Gallery, Australia (2010); Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London (2010); Cinéma du réel (2010); Diverse Works, Houston, Texas (2010). Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Algiers (2009); Spaport Biennial, Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina (2009); Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris (2009); Queens Museum of Art, New York City (2009); Sharjah Biennial 9, UAE (2009). The Seconde Riwaq Biennale, Ramallah (2008); Tate Modern, London (2008).

Waked’s work is part of various private and public collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (NY); The Imperial War Museums (UK); Sztuki Museum, (Poland); Daimler Art Collection (Berlin); Sharjah Art Foundation (UAE); Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la création (Paris); Israel Museum (Jerusalem); Queensland Art Gallery, (South Brisbane, Australia); Barjeel Art Foundation (UAE) and the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum (Berlin) among others.