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Alya Sebti is a curator specialised in contemporary art from North Africa. She is also Artistic Director of the Marrakech Biennale. After graduating from ESC Reims with a masters degree in management, she studied at the art history at Ecole du Louvre and earned a post-graduate degree in Business of Contemporary Art at IESA (Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts).
In 2009, Sebti worked as general curator at the Paris Photo edition dedicated to the Arabic countries and Iran, curated by Catherine David. Then she worked in Morocco as manager of International Contemporary Art within the Art Holding Morocco, which united the auction house CMOOA, the art gallery HD, the magazine Diptyk and Marrakesh Art Fair. Her career as an independent curator started in 2011 when she organized the first exhibition of Youssef Nabil in Morocco. Her latest exhibitions as an independent curator include: "Fashion Loves Tribe" (Berlin, 2010), "Youssef Nabil" (Casablanca, 2011), "Urban Landscape" (Moroccan pavilion of the Amsterdam photography biennale, 2012), and "Des Espaces Autres" (Al Hoceima, Casablanca, 2012).