Youmna Chlala is an artist and writer born in Beirut and based in New York. Her work investigates the relationship between fate and architecture. She has exhibited and performed in the US, Middle East, Canada and Europe at institutions such as Camera Austria, Graz; the San Jose Museum of Art, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, CA; and Mashrabia Gallery, Cairo. She has participated in Performa 11, NY; the International Roaming Biennial of Tehran (Berlin and Istanbul); and has read her fiction as part of the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Chlala has received residencies and fellowships at Headlands Center for the Arts, CA; CAMAC: Center for Art and Technology, France; Fine Arts Work Center, MA; AIWA, Lebanon; Makan House, Jordan; Goethe-Institut and European Cultural Fund. She is the Founding Editor of the Eleven Eleven Journal of Literature and Art.