AMAL LAALA (born, Melbourne, 1979) lives and works between the countries of her ancestry and birth: Australia, Finland and Morocco. Laala is a socially engaged artist interacting with her heritage, public space and communities to creatively activate dialogues around current socio-political and cultural issues. Dealing with multiple; identities, cultures and languages Laala delicately explores ways of communicating subversive content, artistically expressing her stories, and those from a diverse public through performance, installations, artist publications, interventions, videos and photographs.
Laala holds a Masters of Art in Environmental Art from Aalto School of Art, Design and Architecture, Helsinki and has received a Bachelor of Art in Photography and a diploma in International Public Art, RMIT. Laala has produced work with Helsinki Art Museum, Design Museum Helsinki, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Tate Britain, South London Gallery, and Victoria & Albert Museum. Over the past twenty years she has created work in Australia, Finland, Jordan, Macedonia, Morocco, the UK and the U.S.