Egyptian-Lebanese artist Lara Baladi is internationally recognized for her multidisciplinary work. In her investigations into myths, archives, personal histories, and socio-political narratives, Baladi makes use of a wide range of mediums including architecture, installations, photography, collage, tapestry, perfume, and sculpture.
In 2006, Baladi founded the artist residency Fenenin el Rehal (Nomadic Artists) in Egypt’s White Desert. During the 2011 Egyptian revolution and its aftermath, Baladi co-founded two media initiatives, Tahrir Cinema and Radio Tahrir, the first Egyptian free online radio.
She has been an artist in residence at numerous institutions and received several fellowships, including a fellowship with MIT’s Open Documentary Lab in 2014. For the 2015-16 academic year, she is the Ida Ely Artist in Residence at MIT’s Center for Art, Science and Technology (CAST) and a lecturer in MIT’s Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) program.