Lina Dib was born in Montreal and currently lives and works in Houston, TX. She is a multidisciplinary artist and anthropologist. Dib uses sculptural elements as well as sound, video and paper, to create fluid and often interactive architectures that highlight and question socio-technical and ecological change. Juxtaposing nature and technology, her multimedia works blur lines between the familiar and foreign, documentary and speculative. Her pieces invite viewers to reimagine notions of home, interconnectedness and ecology as they dance, activate 3d space, and play with time and color using their bodies.


Dib teaches at Rice University where she is a fellow and lecturer at the Center for Environmental Studies and the Program in Writing and Communication. Her work has been supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Canada’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council, the Union of Concerned Scientists, AMIDA’s European training program, and the City of Houston among others. Recent exhibitions include the Ion Innovation Hub, the Houston Botanic Garden, Yerba Buena Gardens, Day for Night, Galveston Arts Center, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Discovery Green, Governor’s Island NY, the Whitney Biennial 2017, and Johnson Space Center NASA. Dib’s work has been published in the book Between Matter and Method: Encounters in Anthropology and Art, and in the journals Continent, differences and LIMN, among others. Her installations have been featured by numerous media networks and publications, including The Art Newspaper, Arts + Culture Magazine, the Houston Chronicle, Glasstire, Houston’s PaperCity, Fox 26 News, KPFT and Vice.


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Selected Interviews and Press:

Becker, C. 2022. “This Artist’s Astroturfed Window Display Will Compel You to Dance,” Houston City Book, Apr. 13.
Wozny, J. 2020. “TEXAS STUDIO: LINA DIB,” Arts and Culture Texas, March 11.

Sanchez, H. 2019 “Slow down and Listen: Lina Dib’s Breakthrough At Space HL,” Glasstire, June 24.
Middendorf, P. 2017. “Getting To Know the Artists: Lina Dib at Day for Night,” Free Press Houston, Dec. 7.

Howell, H. 2015. FoxNews26. June 8.