Ala Younis is an artist, trained as an architect in Amman. Research forms a big part of her practice, as do curating, collaboration, film and book projects. Her projects deal with collective experiences that collapse into personal ones, and with how the archive plays on predilections and how its lacunas and mishaps manipulate the imagination. Her work has been featured in solo shows in Amman, London, Seville, Sharjah, Dubai and New York, and at the Istanbul and Gwangju Biennials, New Museum Triennial, and her “Plan for Greater Baghdad” (2015) premiered at 56th Venice Biennale central exhibition. In 2013, she curated Kuwait’s first national pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, and co- founded the publishing initiative Kayfa ta. She is member of the Advisory Board of Berlinale’s Forum Expanded and member of the Academy of Arts of the World (Cologne).