Tania El Khoury


El Khoury has exhibited her work in a variety of different spaces all around the world, ranging from the main hall of the British Museum to a small boat in the Mediterranean Sea (This Sea is Mine, 2012), a cable car in Beirut (Bit Téléférique, 2010), and a shipping container (Stories of Refuge, 2013). Her work was curated at various international festivals, including Next Wave Festival, Fierce Festival, City of Women, Spielart Festival, Fusebox, LIFT festival amongst others and in venues such as Battersea Arts Centre, ICA, Bluecoat, Watermill Art Centre and Tanzquartier Wien. She has been the recipient of the Total Theatre Innovation Award, the Artsadmin Bursary and the Arches Brick Award.  In 2009, El Khoury co-founded along with urbanist and architect Abir Saksouk a research and art collective called Dictaphone Group, aiming at reclaiming the public space and triggering political debate about the city. They have been since collaborating with artists and and such as performance artist Petra Serhal on making site-specific performances exploring people’s relation to the city and redefining the public space. Their recent works includes the lecture performance Nothing to Declare (2013) about borders in the Arab world. El Khoury is part of the UK artists community Forest Fringe. Gardens Speak marks El Khoury's debut at the Holland Festival.