Meet the Artist


Ala Younis

Ala Younis is an artist, with curatorial, film and publishing projects. Using objects, film and printed matter, Younis often seeks instances where historical and political events collapse into personal ones. Her work looks also into how the archive plays on predilections and how its lacunas and mishaps manipulate the imagination. She holds a BSc. in Architecture from University of Jordan and MRes in Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London. She is a recipient of the Bellagio Creative Arts Fellowship, as well as two art prizes from Cairo Youth Salon (2005) and Jordanian Artists Association (2005). She is co-founder of the publishing initiative Kayfa ta, co-Head of Berlinale’s Forum Expanded, member of the Academy of Arts of the World (Cologne), and co-Artistic Director of Singapore Biennale 2022. She is research scholar at al Mawrid Arab Center for the Study of Art, at New York University Abu Dhabi.

Works by the Artist