b.1990 Khenchara, Lebanon
Monya Riachi is a Lebanese architect and artist working in London. Informed and influenced by her upbringing in Lebanon and the experience of Beirut as an urban and social spectacle, Monya investigates the latent effects of this lived reality, as well as the continuing relationship with her home from a distance.
Monya works across painting and mixed-media, employing digital media imagery and newspaper material in strategies of deconstruction and synthesis, while investigating the limitations of forming a relationship with place through time-based media, and the process of articulating a personal and political identity within the Digital Age.
Monya has a degree in Architecture from the American University of Beirut, 2013. She is part of Artists Studio Company, London, and works from her studio in Brixton, South London.