Lara Baladi (b. 1969) is a multidisciplinary Egyptian-Lebanese artist, archivist, and educator based between Egypt and Cambridge, MA. Her practice spans photography, video, collage, multimedia works, architectural installations, sculpture, and scent. Informed by critical investigations into historical archives and the study of popular visual culture, Baladi’s work questions the theoretical divide between myth, memory, reality, and the cycles inherent in history. Ongoing since 2011, her project Vox Populi: Tahrir Archives includes a series of media initiatives, artworks, publications, and an opensource timeline and portal into the web-based archives of the 2011 Egyptian revolution and other global social movements. Baladi’s work has been published, exhibited, and featured internationally, including at the Hasselblad Foundation, Sweden (2021); the Gwangju Biennial, South Korea (2018); Transmediale, Berlin, Germany (2016); and Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France (2004). Baladi received fellowships from MIT’s Open Documentary Lab (2014) and the Japan Foundation (2003). She has been an artist-in-residence at MIT (Ida Ely Rubin Artist in Residence, 2015); MacDowell, New Hampshire, US (2015); and Art Omi, Ghent, New York (2014) amongst others. In the past decade, she was on the board of directors of the Arab Image Foundation (AIF) in Beirut and the Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art in Egypt. Since 2016, Lara Baladi has been a Lecturer in MIT’s Program in Art, Culture, and Technology (ACT).