Rola Khayyat is a Lebanese visual artist, arts educator and curator. Her work explores new dimensions on the representation of war, memory and identity and has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She has curated exhibitions at apexart, the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennial, the Black and White Gallery, Zico House and Kunstraum llc. Currently she works as an adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University School of the Arts in NYC.
She shares an article written by herself and her two sisters, that uses a multigenerational lens to address the tangible and intangible embodiments of the US-Saudi oil empire in their lives. This multi sited intimate geography of empire challenges national categories and recognizes that mixing and migrations, forced or desired, shape and define all families.