Adila Laïdi-Hanieh

Born in Algeria. Lives and works in Ramallah.

Adila Laïdi-Hanieh is Director General of the Palestinian Museum in Birzeit since 2018. A writer and academic focusing on Palestinian arts and cultural practices, modern Arab intellectual history, and cultural spaces and processes, Dr. Adila Laïdi-Hanieh published the artist biography Fahrelnissa Zeid. Painter of Inner Worlds in 2017, and in 2008 published the first cultural review of contemporary Palestine: Palestine. Rien ne nous manque ici (Palestine: We Lack for Nothing Here). She taught from 2006 to 2008 Arab intellectual history, and the first course on Palestinian arts at Birzeit University. She ran the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre in Ramallah from its 1996 establishment until 2005, where she curated the 2001-2003 memorial art exhibition 100 Shaheed-100 Lives, which was shown at Darat al Funun in 2001.

Adila wrote the main essay for Emily Jacir's book A star is as far as the eye can see and as near as my eye is to me (2015) published by Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation.

Adila Laïdi-Hanieh is a member of the Darat al Funun Advisory Board.