Roni Chelben

Roni Chelben is an Austin based artist from Israel. Born and raised in Tel Aviv she has moved to Austin TX in 2011, and got her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2016. Both in Tel Aviv and in Austin, Chelben has been creating works that are a direct conversation with the social reality around her, on a personal and political level. Deeply influenced by her experience in Combatants for Peace, a Palestinian-Israeli organization that promotes a resolution of the conflict through non violence, and Theatre of the Oppressed, Chelben has developed her practice as a facilitator of theatre for social change. She is the founder director of Am I Invisible, a theatre advocacy group made of people who are experiencing homelessness in Austin.