Doa Aly was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1976.  She attended the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo, earning a BFA in painting in 2001. Her work spanning video, drawing and performance, has been exhibited by many institutions worldwide. Her solo shows include Desire, Deceit and Difficult Deliveries, Townhouse, Cairo (2013); The House of Sleep, Gypsum Gallery, Cairo (2013) and The Girl Splendid in Walking, Darat al Funun, Amman (2010). Her group shows include When the whites of the eyes are red, The Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, New York (2017); Sounds As If, Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF), Cairo (2016); Meeting Points 8: Both Sides of the Curtain, Beirut Art Center, Beirut; La Loge, Brussels (2016-2017); Complicity, Sultan Gallery, Kuwait (2015); Across The Universe, The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Seoul (2015); A Prologue to the Past and Present State of Things, Delfina Foundation, London (2015); Lest The Two Seas Meet, The Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2015); The Recorder Was Left On, Or The Closer I Get To The End The More I Rewrite The Beginning, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA), Los Angeles (2015); Dancing Light / Let it move you..., Huis Marseille Museum, Amsterdam (2014-­ 2015); Locus Agonistes: Practices and Logics of the Civic, Beirut Art Center Beirut; Argos, Brussels (2011); Error #17 Into the light, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp (2010); The Future of Tradition -The Tradition of Future, Haus Der Kunst, Munich (2010- 2011); What Keeps Mankind Alive?, 11th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2010). Her films and performances have been shown by the New Museum (New York), Tate Modern (London), and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York. Doa Aly was shortlisted for the Abraaj Group Art Prize in 2017. She lives and works in Cairo.

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