Lara Baladi

2015-16 Ida Ely Rubin Artist in Residence at CAST
2021 Fay Chandler Creativity Grant

I AM WITH HER, from the series, ‘The River of Life.’ Lara Baladi in collaboration with Bokja Design (Hoda Baroudi and Maria Hibri). Embroidery and appliqués on mixed textiles based on a photomontage by Lara Baladi. 260X210CM. Beirut, Lebanon, 2021.

Archiving revolution


Lara Baladi is an Egyptian-Lebanese multidisciplinary artist, archivist, and educator. Her ongoing initiative Vox Populi: Tahrir Archives includes a series of media initiatives, artworks, publications, and an open-source timeline and portal into web-based archives of the 2011 Egyptian revolution and other global social movements. Informed by critical investigations into historical archives and the study of popular visual culture, Baladi’s work questions the theoretical divide between myth and reality and the cycles inherent to history.

Baladi received a Fay Chandler Creativity Grant in 2021 from the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology to publish her research in an online archive, Anatomy of Revolution, and was appointed as the Ida Ely Rubin Artist in Residence at CAST in 2015-16. Baladi also received a fellowship from the Open Documentary Lab in 2014 and has been a lecturer in the Art, Culture, and Technology program at MIT since 2015.

BiographyArt, Culture, and Technology Program at MIT

Events and Exhibitions

Fay Chandler Creativity Grant
Anatomy of Revolution

Lecturer in the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology

Ida Ely Rubin Artist in Residence, MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology

MIT Open Documentary Lab Fellow