Alya Sebti is the director of ifa-Galerie (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), Berlin and member of the board of the International Biennial Association. She is an independent curator and was named artistic director for the 5th edition of the Marrakech Biennial (2014).
Her recent exhibitions include: “Kolmanskop Dream”, Pascale Marthine Tayou (ifa Galerie Berlin, 2017); “In the Carpet”, group show in collaboration with Mouna Mekouar and Salma Lahlou (ifa Galerie, 2016); “Cavern”, Hicham Berrada (Wentrup Gallery, Berlin, 2016); “Carrefour/treffpunkt” (ifa Galerie Berlin- Stuttgart, 2015); “Casablanca , Black Energy” (Mons, European Capital of Culture, 2015); “Now Eat My Script”, Mounira Al Sohl in collaboration with Thomas Kellein (KW Berlin, 2015) , “Equilibriums/Augleisch” (Felix Kiessling/Hicham Berrada at Galerie Wentrup , Berlin, 2014) , “Other spaces” (Casablanca-Al Hoceima-Utrecht-Amsterdam, 2013 ) , “You Never Left”, Youssef Nabil (Casablanca , galerie HD, 2011) , “Reza Aramesh/Shadi Ghadirian” (Rabat, 2010).
From 2012 to 2014, she created a cycle of expositions and online publications with Arte East on the subject of contemporary art in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. In 2016, she taught at the International Academy of Salzburg, “Curating/Translating: The Polyphony of Voices”.
Co-editor of the publication Pas de Deux, the result of a residency program she organized at Villa Romana (Florence, 2014), her recent publications include: “A Voice Through Images” (essay for Gregor Hildebrandt’s exhibition catalogue Sterne Streifen die Flute), “Carrefour/Treffpunkt” (exposition catalogue, 2015), “Biennale, from grounding to meeting spac’e (POSITION Social changes through Art in the Arab World, Akademie der Kunst, Germany 2014).
She has written and participated in conferences on art and public space at, among others: Fondation Hartung/Writen Art Foundation (France, 2016), Thessaloniki Biennial (Greece, 2015), University of Addis-Ababa (Ethiopia, 2015), Le Cube Art Centre (Morocco, 2015), Kunstquartier Bethanien/Club Transmediale (Germany, 2016), Akademie der Kunst (2014), Liverpool Biennial (2014).