Dalia Khalife

Dalia Khalife (1992, Lebanon) is an artist and scenographer currently based in Beirut. She holds an MA in Scenography from Utrecht University of the Arts and a BA in Visual Arts and Interior Design from the Lebanese American University.
She works intuitively, in an interdisciplinary manner, across audiovisual installation, site-specific interventions, video, objects, painting and performative gestures to produce situations where viewers occupying the same space produce its meaning. Dalia’s practice examines psychophysiological happenings within power structures, social events, and rituals, that manifest as primitive moments of ambiguity and shared vulnerability. Throughout the work, the unpredictability that derives from collaborations with artists and individuals are an essential part of the work. Her current artistic research engages with human-animal relationships through a lens of gender relations and expression.

She was a recipient of the HWP Fellowship of Ashkal Alwan in Beirut (2019), a resident at SeMA NANJI Residency, Seoul Museum of Art in Seoul (2018) and a resident at Penthouse Art Residency in Brussels (2018). Recent group exhibitions include the HWP Open Studios, Beirut (2019), Shifting Surfaces, SeMA NANJI Residency, Seoul (2018), participation in Manifesta 12 Biennial for Across The Border, Palermo (2018).

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Fig. 1.
Dalia Khalife, film still, True Sweat or Ultra Fire Finish Line, 2019,
Video, 12:29 min, colour, stereo,
Courtesy of the artist

Fig. 2 - 3.
Dalia Khalife, i nstallation view,  True Sweat or Ultra Fire Finish Line, 2019, Variable dimensions, HWP Open Studios, Beirut,
Courtesy of the artist