Moroccan multimedia artist with an international background, Leila Alaoui works on cultural identities and migration, using portrait photography, video installations and short films. After studying photography in New York, she returned to Morocco in 2008 for a project sponsored by the European Union on youth and migration, No Pasara. With her series, The Moroccans, she travels the country with her mobile photo studio to capture the ethnic and cultural diversity of Morocco, an archival work on the aesthetics of disappearing social realities. More recently, Leila has set up a project combining activism, national communication campaign and multimedia art installations in order to raise awareness about the plight of sub-Saharan migrants and refugees in Morocco. Leila has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Morocco, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. She lives and works between Marrakech and Beirut.