They say there is a window from one heart to another.
How can there be a window where no wall remains?
حيث لا جدار يبقى

A four-day festival on the subject of borders—physical borders, political borders, and borders of the body—and how we might in time transcend them. This third edition of the LAB Biennial is co-curated by Lebanese artist Tania El Khoury, a 2019 Soros Art Fellow, and Gideon Lester, the Fisher Center’s Artistic Director for Theater and Dance. The festival features nine new performances and installations by contemporary artists from the Middle East and the Americas. Where No Wall Remains is supported by grants from the Ford Foundation, Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, Thendara Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement and Education, and Vilcek Foundation. Live Arts Bard is made possible by generous support from members of the Live Arts Bard Creative Council and Advisory Board of the Fisher Center at Bard. Learn more →


Where No Wall Remains is organized by Tania El Khoury, a live artist from Lebanon, and Gideon Lester, Artistic Director for Theater & Dance at the Fisher Center at Bard. The project coordinator is Caleb Hammons, Senior Producer at Bard’s Fisher Center. Artists participating in the New York program include Tania El Khoury, Emilio Rojas, Mirna Bamieh/Palestine Hosting Society, Rudi Goblen, Ali Chahrour, Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Jason De León and Emily Jacir. The curatorial fellows are Sukanya Baskar Bard CCS ’20, Thea Spittle Bard CCS ’19, Triston Tolentino ’18. This website was designed and implemented by Dana Lubow.