(b. 1982, Sanaa) currently living and working in Berlin.


2015 Home Workspace Program, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon

2012 MFA. Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

2006 BA. Graphic Design, University of Petra, Amman, Jordan


2019 Stars Are Closer and Clouds Are Nutritious Under Golden Trees, MMAG, Amman

Tribute to a passerby (ROAMER)*, SORT, Vienna

2018 Geographies of Imagination, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin

Installment No. 19, USF VERFTET, Bergen

2017 Utilitarian efforts, non-untilitarian works, MARSistanbul, Istanbul

2016 Intending Probability*, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

What the Tortoise Murmers to Achilles, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin

2015 Setups Institutions Situations (OS), Ashkal Alwan, Beirut

2014 The Language of Human Consciousness, Athr Gallery, Jeddah

2013 Not a Dead End - Biennale Jogja XII: Equator #2, Yogyakarta

Best Before: , RONDO Ateliers, Graz, Austria

41 Meter Fluchtweg, Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus , Graz

Utopien Vermeiden, Werkleitz Festival, Halle

2012 Sphères 5, Gallery Continua – Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel

The ForgottenBar Project: Garden of Eden, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

#COMETOGETHER, Edge of Arabia, Old Truman Brewery, London

Moving Image, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

2011 Texture, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA

With Certain Houses*, Slate Grey Studio, Savannah, GA

2010 Time Space Tenual, Meddin Studios, Savannah, GA


2017 Artist in Residence, MASS Alexandria in partnership with Goethe Institut, Alexandria

2015 International Studio Program, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

2013 Rondo-studios Residency, Kultur Service Gesellschaft Steiermark, Graz

Biennale Jogja XII Residency, Yogyakarta

Art Omi Residency, Omi International Art Center, Ghent, NY

2012 Dar Al Ma’mun Residency, Marrakesh

2009 Shatana International Artists’ Workshop, Irbid

Altitude in Sanaa, National Museum, Sana'a


2019 Visual Arts Grant, AFAC (Arab Fund for Arts and Culture)

Exhibition Fund, ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)

2018 Weltoffenes Berlin Grant, Berlin Senate Department of Culture

2015 Artist-in-Residence Grant, KfW Stiftung

2014 Artist Grant, British Council, Sana’a

2009 J. William Fulbright Scholarship

Safar Youth Mobility Travel Grant


2017 Intending Probability Catalog – Verlag Kettler - Dortmund

M.Unsal & S.Aleryani, Subjuntivities Twice, essay in catalog and m-est publishing

2015 Jim Quilty, The life of a pencil, a future of erasure, The Daily Star - Lebanon

2014 Sarah Rifky & Salwa Aleryani, A Conversation Full of Holes, Werkleitz Festival Catalog

2013 John Warner, Aesthetic Explorations of the Mundane, Jadaliyya, Nov. 7, 2013