Ala Younis is an artist. Research forms a big part of her practice, as do curating, collaboration, film and book projects. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including solo shows in Amman, Dubai, Sharjah, New York, London and Seville. Her projects were shown at the Venice, Istanbul, Gwangju, Ural and Orleans Biennials. She curated the first Kuwaiti Pavilion at the Venice Biennale; and the Museum of Manufactured Response to Absence and its interventions in Algeria, Kuwait and Ramallah. She holds a B.Sc. in Architecture from University of Jordan, and a MRes from Goldsmiths College. Ala Younis co-founded Kayfata, a non-profit publishing initiative that has published 8 monographs as well as three exhibitions on independent publishing. In 2020, Younis edited an extensive monograph on the work of Abdul Hay Mosallam published by Sharjah Art Foundation. She led several online workshops with groups of artists from Gaza, as well as an online workshop for Studio-X (Columbia Global Center/Amman) titled Superheat. She is a member of the Advisory Board of Berlinale’s Forum Expanded and Akademie der Kunst der Welt (Cologne).