Alya Sebti

Director of IFA Gallery (Berlin),
Co-Curator of Manifesta 13 (Marseille)

Alya Sebti has been directing the IFA Gallery Berlin (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations) since 2016. She is part of the Manifesta 13 artistic team set to occur in Marseille in 2020.

In 2018, she was the guest curator of the 13th Dak’Art, Biennial of Contemporary African Art and in 2014, she was the Artistic Director of the 5th Marrakech Biennial. She has curated several exhibitions including Invisible at Musée de l’IFAN in Dakar, Carrefour/Treffpunkt at the ifa Galleries, Casablanca, Enérgie Noire as part of Mons 2015 – European Capital of Culture, and Now Eat My Script at KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin (2014).

She was a board member of the International Biennial Association (IBA). She has written and lectured extensively on art and the public sphere, about biennials and transcultural art practices at venues including: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Thessaloniki Biennale (GR); University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; International Academy of Salzburg (Austria); New York University, Berlin; Le Cube Art Centre, Rabat.