Tania El Khoury is a live artist whose work focuses on audience interactivity and is concerned with the ethical and political potential of such encounters. She creates installations and performances in which the audience is an active collaborator. Tania’s work has been translated to multiple languages and shown in 32 countries across six continents in spaces ranging from museums to cable cars. She is a 2019 Soros Art Fellow and the recipient of the International Live Art Prize 2017, the Total Theatre Innovation Award, and the Arches Brick Award 2011. Tania holds a PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research and publications focus on the political potential of interactive live art. Tania is currently a visiting professor and festival co-curator at Bard College’s Fisher Center. She is associated with Forest Fringe collective of artists in the UK and is a co-founder of Dictaphone Group in Lebanon, a research and performance collective aiming at questioning our relationship to the city, and redefining its public space.

“The sensitivity of this artist’s work in orchestrating audience experience is extraordinary. It stays with us, is sometimes literally written onto us. She has foregrounded some of the burning questions of our time by creating resonant experiences that generate conversation and exchange. Tania’s work is urgently needed and we thank her for it.” Fiona Winning, International Live Art Prize Jury Chair.