Alia Rayyan holds an MA degree in international politics, with focus on the Middle East, sociology and history of art from the Universität Hamburg and School of Oriental and African Studies – University of London. She is a curator, journalist, educator and culture manager and worked in Berlin, Beirut, Amman and Ramallah. Rayyan is a co-founder of the art magazine Bidoun for contemporary art form the MENA region. 2013–2016 she lead the Al Hoash Gallery – the Palestinian Art Court in Jerusalem, where she created urban interventions to confront the specific circumstances in public spaces for Palestinians in Jerusalem. Currently, Alia Rayyan is a PhD candidate at the research training group Cultures of Critique at Leuphana University Lüneburg.
As of November 2019