Born in 1991 in Aïn el-Remmaneh, Lebanon. Lives and works in Aïn el-Remmaneh.
In video works, songs, and speeches, Remie Akl wields her voice as an instrument of change in genre-crossing and medium-bending works that unflinchingly expose and exactingly deconstruct a long list of societal ills, with the oppression of women and political malfeasance at the top. In videos and performances, Akl’s words, clearly spoken and superimposed over music and iconographic imagery and movement, insist not only to be heard but also seen, felt, and remembered. Referencing and applying techniques from social media and pop music videos, Akl’s work is an impactful call to empowerment for Arab youth to refuse to remain on the periphery in formulating the future of their communities.