Lara Baladi is an artist working with the reproducible image in various media and formats. Born in Lebanon in 1969, of Lebanese-Egyptian origin, Baladi has lived in Beirut, Paris, London and Cairo, where she currently resides. Her work has been exhibited internationally at various spaces around the Middle East, the U.S., Japan and Europe, and is part of a number of contemporary art collections, including the Fondation Cartier in Paris, the Museet For Fotokunst in Copenhagen, the Audi Bank in Beirut, and most recently, the Pori Art Museum in Finland.
Kai'ro , the artist's first major solo-show, was initiated by the Bildmuseet in Sweden in October 2004 and continued its tour of art museums in Scandinavia until March 2006, including specially commissioned works and a catalogue re-edition produced by the Pori Museum in Finland.
Baladi has participated in several ongoing internationally touring exhibitions, amongst which Africa Remix (2004- 2007), I-Dentity (2005-2007) and Snap Judgments (2006-2008).
She was commissioned to open the Image of the Middle East festival in Denmark, august 2006, with a 20 projections/screens installation along one kilometer of seashore.
Baladi was selected to be one of the 7 artists to show installations at the first Gulf Art Fair in March 2007 in Dubai.
Her work was exhibited at the Sharjah Biennial in April 2007.
She is represented both by the Townhouse Gallery in Cairo , which exhibited Baladi's work at the 2006 Frieze Art Fair in London and by Brancolini & Grimaldi gallery in Italy.
In December 2006, Baladi initiated and directed Fenenin El-Rahhal , an "artists working summit" on the subject of 'Territory' in the Egyptian Western desert (www.nomadicartists.com).
Baladi received a fellowship from the Japan Foundation in 2003. She is a member of the Beirut-based Fondation Arabe pour l'Image . She lives and works in Cairo since 1997.
External link to other Lara Baladi exhibitions.