Youmna Chlala was born in Beirut and is based in New York. She has exhibited at the Hayward Gallery, The Drawing Center, Art In General, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Henie Onstad Art Center, Dubai Art Projects, Concrete Gallery, Hessel Museum of Art, Concrete Gallery, Fridman Gallery and MAK Center for Art and Architecture. She participated in the 33rd Bienal de Sao Paulo, 2017 LIAF Biennial in Norway, and 11th Performa Biennial. She was an Open Process fellow at The Drawing Center and is the recipient of artist residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space, Triangle Arts, CAMAC and Can Serrat. Her work has been reviewed or featured in Ocula, Frieze, Canvas, BOMB, Hyperallergic, Kunstkritikk, ARTnews and more. She is the co-editor of the Spatial Species series at Coffee House Press and co-founder of the Mutating Cities Institute. She is the author The Paper Camera, a book of poetry and photography (Litmus Press).