Layla Khoo is a multimedia artist specialising in site-specific, participatory installations - her practice positioned in the liminal space between art for practice and art for purpose. Her work is responsive – responding to ideas, events or collections of objects. Layla is particularly interested in creating participatory artworks to further engage audiences in the heritage narratives she works with using the lens of contemporary societal issues.

Layla is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD at the University of Leeds and in partnership with Hardwick Hall (National Trust). Her research focuses on how participatory contemporary art may affect visitor engagement with heritage narratives, and how any effect can be measured and evaluated - how the act of participation can be used to hold and express differing visitor experiences and values in response to heritage narratives, and be used as an evaluative tool, including unexpected and evolving outcomes resulting from participation

Layla has previously worked with collections within the National Trust, independent museums, with diverse communities and created permanent sculpture for the Forestry Commission.

 Layla is also a director of a small collection of artist studio spaces in North Yorkshire, and is a director and founder of Ryedale Open Studios.