Mounira Al Solh Freedom is a Habit I am Trying to Learn, 2019 HD video, sound, color; 24 min 39 sec Courtesy the artist

Through role-playing, ventriloquism, and mischievous takes on autobiography, Mounira Al Solh (b.1978 Beirut, Lebanon) creates works that often question concepts of identity, subjectivity, and gender. Growing up in Beirut—a city deeply divided by religion and politics, and wracked by civil war from 1975–90—propelled her to “explore critical tactics of inhabiting or surviving unstable times.” Despite the devastating impact of the civil war, it remains largely absent from Lebanese history textbooks.