Maryam Monalisa Gharavi is an artist and writer whose work explores the interplay between aesthetic and political valences in the public domain. Her work in film, video, performance, photography, drawing, sound, and text appears in a variety of international exhibitions and publications. She was previously an artist-in-resident at Delfina Foundation, London, Darat al Funun, Amman and Mansion, Beirut. In 2016 she published three books: a translation of Waly Salomão's Algaravias: Echo Chamber (Ugly Duckling Presse), the poetry volume The Distancing Effect (BlazeVOX), and the drawing/text artist publication Apparent Horizon 2 (Bonington Gallery). Gharavi is currently based in the USA.