The Poetry Project

Leyya Mona Tawil

Leyya Mona Tawil [Lime Rickey International] is seated and crouched onstage, centered in a dark photograph. She is hunched over, holding a microphone. Her face is obscured by shadows and a lime green wig.
© Ricardo Esway

Leyya Mona Tawil [Lime Rickey International] is an artist working with sound, performance, and hybrid transmissions. Tawil is a Syrian, Palestinian, American engaged in the world as such. Her work has been presented throughout the US, Europe and the Arab region. Tawil was the 2020 ISSUE Project Room Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow for her NOMADIC SIGNALS series, which continues into 2022. Her work Lime Rickey International’s Future Faith, commissioned by Abrons Arts Center (NYC) and the KONE Foundation (Helsinki) was nominated for a 2019 Bessie Award in Music. Recent residency/exhibitions include Wysing Art Centre/British Council (UK) and Sharjah Art Foundation’s Tarek Atoui Sound Residency (UAE). She works as a curator, director, producer with the Live In America Festival, Southern Exposure gallery (SF), Temescal Arts Center (Oakland) and is the founder of Arab.AMP – a platform for futurist live art and ideas from the SWANA diaspora.