Maryam Monalisa Gharavi is an artist, poet, and theorist whose work explores the interplay between aesthetic and political valences in the public domain. Exhibitions, performances, and expanded publications include Nottingham Contemporary, Serpentine Cinema, Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Art Dubai, The New Museum, Pacific Film Archive, Triple Canopy, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Women and Performance, The White Review, Art in America, The New Inquiry, among others. She was an artist-in-residence at Wysing Arts Centre, Delfina Foundation, Darat al Funun, and Mansion. She completed a Ph.D. at Harvard University and an M.F.A. at Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, and held a Fulbright U.S. Scholar/Visiting Professorship at Birzeit University. Book publications include a translation of Waly Salomão’s Algaravias: Echo Chamber (nominated for a 2017 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation), the poetry volume The Distancing Effect, and the drawing/text artist publication Apparent Horizon 2. Bio is forthcoming from Inventory Press in 2018.