‘I AM WITH HER,’ f rom the series, ‘River of Life’; Lara Baladi in collaboration with Bokja Design - Huda Baroudi & Maria Hibri Embroidery and appliqués on mixed textiles based on aphotomontage by Lara Baladi. 260X210CM. Beirut, Lebanon, 2021.
Throughout time and across cultures, the three wise monkeys are iconic visual cues to ‘see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.’
Bokja's map of the "Arab Fall" interweaves imported jeans as a backdrop for the sad reality of an Arab world where imported fads and fast foods have replaced timeless traditions and native delicacies.
Our debut installation was a once dilapidated Volkswagen Beetle dressed up in a surprisingly cheerful and textural patchwork of clashing fabrics.
As a crusade for the endangered bees, a series of installations was initiated to raise awareness about the disappearing honeybees and to keep the little champions buzzing.
Migration Stories reference people on the move - an experience everyone will recognise and relate to.
As a commemoration of the 50th anniversary for Phoenicia Hotel, we concocted a cartographical installation inspired by Beirut’s pre-war glory days.
The S-Shaped sofa presented two sofas - not as in dependant and final objects - but as a collection of stories pieced together from a vibrant collage of different contemporary and vintage fabrics from around the world.
Bokja intervenes on traditional aubusson pieces.
The installation was first shown in Beirut as a peace protest against the burning of tyres, a campaign quickly fueled by countless responses online and in social media from around the world.
The Bokja tree is based on an ancient tradition of hanging wishes on a tree.
Women, Women, Women is an artistic intervention represented by five sculptures of women