Born in 1984 in Lebanon, Rayya Badran is a writer based in Beirut. Her work focuses on the performative nature of the voice as well as on characteristics of aurality and music in film and video. Her first publication entitled Radiophonic Voice(s) was produced in the framework of Ashkal Alwan's Homeworks 5: A forum on cultural practices in April-May 2010, Beirut.
During her residency, Rayya researched how popular culture, specifically Western music, is received, lived and later theorized among different generations in the context of Beirut.
Rayya was the first New Writing Resident with Bidoun.