Alya Sebti is the director of ifa-Galerie in Berlin (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) and guest curator for the Dakar Biennial 2018.
She was the art director of the 5th edition of the Marrakesh Biennial (2014). Among her recent exhibitions are: Kolmanskop Dream, the solo exhibition by Pascale Marthine Tayou (ifa Galerie, Berlin, 2017); In the Carpet, group exhibition in partnership with Mouna Mekouar and Salma Lahlou (ifa Galerie, Berlin, 2016); Caverne, solo exhibition by 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, personal exhibition of Mounira Al Sohl, in collaboration with Thomas Kellein (KW Berlin, 2015); Equilibres / Ausgleich (Felix Kiessling / Hicham Berrada Wentrup Gallery, Berlin, 2014), Des espaces autres (Casablanca, Al Hoceima, Utrecht, Amsterdam, 2013); You never left, Youssef Nabil’s solo exhibition (Casablanca, HD gallery, 2011), Reza Aramesh / Shadi Ghadirian (Rabat, 2010).
From 2012 to 2014, she created a cycle of exhibitions and online publications, on contemporary art in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia with Arte East.
In 2016, she was a teacher/instructor/professor, at the Salzburg International Academy: On Curating, translating polyphony.
She is co-editor of the publication Pas de Deux, which was a follow up of the residency program she organized at Villa Romana (Florence, 2014), her latest publications include: Une voix à travers les images (an essai for the catalogue of Gregor Hildebrandt exhibition, Sterne Streifen die Fluten, Carrefour / Treffpunkt (catalogue of the exhibition 2015), Biennale de la terre à l’espace de rencontre (Akademie der Kunst, Germany, 2014).
She wrote and gave conferences on art and the public sphere in different places like: Hartung Foundation / Writen Art Foundation (France, 2016), Biennial of Thessaloniki (Greece, 2015), University of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia, 2015), Le Cube – independent art room (Morocco, 2015), Kunstquartier Bethanien / Transmediale Club (Germany, 2016), Akademie der Kunst (2014), Liverpool Biennale (2014).