A Conversation With Artist Tania El Khoury
Tania El Khoury
Saturday, April 14
Twelve Gates ArtsMap
Join us at Twelve Gates Arts to meet Tania El Khoury, a live artist working in London and Beirut, who creates interactive installations and performances in which the audience is an active collaborator. Her work addresses issues of displacement, political oppression, and justice. FringeArts will be presenting work by El Khoury this fall.
In a conversation moderated by Zanira Sandhu, learn about what she plans for us and how her work fits into the broader contexts of contemporary performance art and the ongoing refugee crisis.
This event is free and open to the public.
Presented in partnership with Bryn Mawr College as part of ear-whispered: works by Tania El Khoury.
Major support for ear-whispered: works by Tania El Khoury has been provided to Bryn Mawr College by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
About Tania El Khoury
Tania El Khoury is a live artist working in London and Beirut. She creates interactive installations and performances in which the audience is an active collaborator. Tania’s work has been shown in five continents in spaces ranging from museums to cable cars. She is the recipient of ANTI Festival International Live Art Prize 2017, the Total Theatre Innovation Award, and the Arches Brick Award 2011.
Tania is completing a practice-based PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research and publications focus on the political dimension of interactive live art in the wake of the Arab uprisings. She is associated with Forest Fringe collective of artists in the UK and is a co-founder of Dictaphone Group in Lebanon, a research and performance collective aiming at questioning our relationship to the city, and redefining its public space.
About Zanira Sandhu
Zanira Sandhu is a senior at Bryn Mawr College studying History of Art with a minor in Film. She is 21 years old and is trying to understand the colonial restraints of the built environment. She has been collaborating and working with 12G since October 2015, loving every minute of it. She does not know what lies ahead but she hopes that what happens in present will make the future less uncertain.