Born in Lebanon in 1969 of Lebanese and Egyptian parents, Baladi has lived in Beirut, Paris, London and Cairo, where she currently works and resides. Her installations, videos and collages, which often stage culturally hybrid scenes, are dense with mythology and visual theory.
She addresses memory, both collective and personal, in a codified and multi-cultural language articulated in a world of shifting boundaries. Symbolic appropriations contribute to the construction of her numerous visual landscapes.
She won the Grand Nile Prize at the 2008 Cairo Biennale for her project Borg el Amal. Her work has been exhibited internationally across the Middle East, the US, Japan and Europe, and is part of a number of contemporary art collections, including the Chase Collection in New York, Fondation Cartier in Paris, the Museet for Fotokunst in Copenhagen and the Pori Art Museum in Finland.