Lara Atallah is a New York-based artist and writer. Her practice is informed by her interest in the political nature of landscape, and the power it holds to reshape our perception of borders. Her work has been exhibited in the US and internationally, and is part of the Onassis Cultural Foundation's collection in Athens, as well as the NYU Langone Art Collection. Recent exhibitions include the American University Museum, Trestle Gallery, ON CANAL. Her first book, Edge of Elysium, Vol.1 was published by Open Projects Press in September 2019. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, Camera Austria, Flash Art Italia, and The Brooklyn Rail among others.
November 16-23, 2020 — Tokyo Art Book Fair
Happy to have Edge of Elysium Vol.1 part of Open Projects' lineup at the Tokyo Virtual Art Book Fair this year.
October 16-18, 2020 — Vancouver Art Book Fair
Happy to have Edge of Elysium Vol.1 part of Open Projects' lineup at the Vancouver Art Book Fair this year.
September 27, 2020
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Sheryl Oppenheim for Bomb Magazine about Edge of Elysium, Vol.1. You can read it here.
September 21, 2020
I am pleased to announce that my book Edge of Elysium, Vol.1 was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Thomas J. Watson Library.
August 22, 2020
I was invited by NY Cultural Majlis to speak about my work. You can watch the talk here.
July 17, 2020
I'm honored to have been included in Asiya Wadud's Echo Exhibit organized by the LMCC as part of the River to River festival.
From late June to early July, Asiya Wadud, Chia-Lun Chang, Madison McCartha, Alisha Mascarenhas, Sevinç Çalhanoğlu, and myself had 15 minute phone conversations with strangers, which we then turned into poems. Shannon Finnegan created vinyls out of these poems that now live on a few storefronts in Manhattan's Seaport area.
You can read our poems here.
June 25, 2020
Happy to have Edge of Elysium Vol.1 part of Open Projects' lineup at the Brooklyn Virtual Art Book Fair this year.