Alya Sebti is the director of the ifa-Galerie Berlin, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen.
She is guest curator of the Dakar Biennale 2018 and was the artistic director for the Marrakech Biennale V (2014).
Her recent curated exhibitions include: Solo show with Pascale Marthine Tayou (ifa Galerie Berlin 2017), Solo show with Hicham Berrada (Wentrup Gallery, Berlin, 2015), Carrefour / Treffpunkt (ifa Galerie Stuttgart, Berlin, 2015), Casablanca, black energy (Mons, European Capital of Culture 2015); Now eat my script with Mounira Al Solh (KW, Berlin, 2015); Equilibres / Augleisch with Hicham Berrada and Felix Kiessling (Wentrup Gallery, Berlin, 2014). She co-curated the exhibition In the Carpet (2016 ifa Galerie Stuttgart, 2017 ifa Galerie Berlin) with Mouna Mekouar and Salma Lahlou. From 2012 to 2014, she created a cycle of online exhibitions and publications on contemporary art in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia with ArteEast.
Co-editor of the book Pas de Deux following the program of residency she curated at Villa Romana (Florence, 2014), she has written and lectured extensively on art and the public sphere. In 2016, she was teaching a curatorial class On Curating, translating the polyphony of Voices at the Salzburg International Academy.
Sebti is board member of the Cabaret Voltaire (Zurich).