Exhibition Lara Baladi: Hope

Open to the Public


Location 19 Washington Square North

An installation of photographs depicting the informal housing (ashwa'iyat) that comprises over 40 percent of Cairo and the hope that the state, oblivious to the needs of that community, would eventually come to its aid. Since the photographs were taken, that hope has been met in the form of a revolution and the hope to establish a democracy that in turn will benefit the ashwa'iyat and its inhabitants.

Lara Baladi works essentially with reproducible images in various media and formats. Born in Lebanon, raised in Paris, and currently residing in Egypt, Baladi's installations, videos and collages, address memory, both collective and personal, in a codified language that articulates a multicultural perspective in a world of shifting boundaries. Her work has been exhibited internationally at various spaces around the Middle East, the US, Japan, and Europe.

Past Exhibitions

But We Cannot See Them: Tracing a UAE Art Community, 1988-2008
March 2 – September 2, 2017

Tarek Al-Ghoussein: Recent Work
May 24 – August 4, 2017

Vis à Vis, Senior Capstone Group Exhibition 2017
The Project Space
May 1-23, 2017

Manal Al Dowayan: And I, Will I Forget
September 19 – December 16, 2016 (New York)

Invisible Threads: Technology and its Discontents
September 22, 2016 – January 7, 2017

East-East: UAE Meets Japan
The Project Space
October 18–31, 2016