Rania Lee Khalil

Rania Lee Khalil works in performance and moving image for live audiences. Her artworks reflect on the beauty and disappearance of indigenous plant, animal and human (culture)s. Interweaving reflections on ecology, third world feminism, post coloniality and healing, Khalil’s expanded cinema performances take place on political and embodied registers. Originally trained in dance, somatic movement and Butoh, Khalil brings a sense of quiet and movement to her performances and moving images.

Her original works have been seen in such places as The Judson Church, La Mama Galleria, Martin Segal Theater, Utopia Station and The Ontological-Hysteric Theater in New York; Aomori Art Museum Japan, Al Ma’mal Contemporary Art Foundation Palestine, Zawya Cinema Egypt, Kiasma Museum for Contemporary Art Finland and the 56th Venice Biennale. She joins the part-time faculty of the MFA program at the Parsons School of Art and Design at The New School for Social Research this fall.