Cruda Colletive



Water is What We Make It. Gemeene Grond Residency in collaboration with Gemeente Utrecht 


2020 - present

Cruda Collective
Research duo with Andrea Galano Toro. The Netherlands & Berlin.

2021 - present

Freelance filmmaker & Video Editor. Directing, writing & editing (experimental) art films. Cairo, Mexico City, & The Netherlands

2022 - present

Freelance Junior Video Editor. Egas Producations, Almere

2021 - 2022

Researcher in Residency.
Horror Program Research Bureau. University of the Underground, ↗

2021 - 2022

Artist in Residency.
Midseason Residency. Het Resort, Groningen

2021 - 2022

Artist in Residency.
Master Apprentice Program. Kunstpodium T, Tilburg


Intern & Assistant.
Mounira Al Solh. Zutphen & Amsterdam


Writer in Residency.
Camp Cushy Watershed, 1- month Residency for artists and writers, Eindhoven


Artist in Residency.
UNIDEE Residency program with Cittadellarte. Biella, Italy

Film maker and artist

Filmmaker and Artist

Urban Death And Landscape (2022)

Studium Generale ArtEZ commissioned Laila to explore the notion of “future justice” through her practice. In response, she made a short video essay that takes the viewer along a walk in her childhood compound in Cairo, Egypt. To grapple with the theme of future justice, it slowly revealed the importance of movement.

Movement not only being a physical change or action, but a fundamental aspect of dissecting futurity. To think with movement and fluidity constructs a far more compelling speculation about the future that includes care. The video essay contemplates notions of justice through thoughts on time, space, memory, and touch.