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Notes For Leaving and Arriving

008 / 17 December 2014

About the author

Youmna Chlala

Youmna Chlala is an artist and a writer born in Beirut & based in New York. Her work investigates the relationship between fate and architecture through drawing, video, sculpture, prose and performance. Chlala is a 2014-16 Open Sessions artist at The Drawing Center and a 2014 resident artist at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Center's Process Space. She has participated in the 2011 Performa Biennial, Jerusalem Show IV and the first roaming Tehran Biennale. She has exhibited widely including the ICA London, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Dubai Art Projects, Camera Austria, CultuurCentrum Bruges and Art In General. She is the Founding Editor of Eleven Eleven {1111} Journal of Literature and Art and the recipient of a Joseph Henry Jackson Award for her poetry manuscript, The Paper Camera. Her writing appears in Urban Hopes Made in China by Steven Holl and in publications such as Guernica, Bespoke, CURA, MIT Journal for Middle Eastern Studies, Bahithat: Journal of Lebanese Women Researchers and XCP: Journal of Cross Cultural Poetics. She is an Associate Professor in the Humanities & Media Studies Department at the Pratt Institute and co-coordinates the Language Making program in the School of Architecture.