Born in Morocco in 1956
Lives and works in New York
Boston, Massachusetts:
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Painting and Photography

1999 SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, Massachusetts:
Diploma in Photography and Installation

  TUFTS UNIVERSITY, Medford, Massachusetts:
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA); FOCUS–Women and Art

2013 Lalla Essaydi: BOUNDARIES, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong, China

  Les Femmes du Magreb, Orientalist Museum, Doha, Qatar
2012 Universe, Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  Lalla Essaydi: Revisions, a Retrospective, Smithsonian African Museum of Art, Washington
2011 Harem, Jackson Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA

  Les Femmes du Maroc, Karen Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  Lalla Essaydi: Power of Writing, National Gallery, Tanger, Morocco
  Lalla Essaydi: Les Femmes du Maroc, National Gallery, Fes, Morocco
  Lalla Essaydi: Power of Writing, Bab Rouah National Gallery, Rabat, Morocco
  Harem, Edwynn Houk Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
2010 Harem, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, NY

  Les Femmes du Maroc, Bates Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME
  Les Femmes du Maroc, Longyear Museum of Anthropology, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
  Lalla Essaydi: Les Femmes du Maroc, Zimmerli Musem at Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ
  Lalla Essaydi: Femmes du Maroc, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
2009 Aftermath, The 25th Alexandria Biennial for Mediterranean Countries Representing Morocco

  Les Femmes du Maroc, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL
  Les Femmes du Maroc, Tindouf Gallery, Morocco
  Les Femmes du Maroc, Sultan Gallery, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  Embodiment, an exhibition of installations, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
2008 Lalla Essaydi: Crossroads, Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, London, United Kingdom

  Indelible: The Photographs of Lalla Essaydi, First Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
  Les Femmes du Maroc, Witzenhausen Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  Les Femmes du Maroc, Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX
2007 Les Femmes du Maroc, Edwynn Houk Gallery New York, NY

  Les Femmes du Maroc, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  Les Femmes du Maroc, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 Converging Territories, Joel Soroka Gallery, Aspen, CO

  Transgressions, Williams College Museum, Williamstown, MA
  Converging Territories, Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX
  Converging Territories, Jackson Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA
2005 Converging Territories, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

  Converging Territories, Columbus Museum of Art, OH
  Abu Dhabi Art
  Embodiments, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  Converging Territories, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
  Converging Territories, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Threshold, Mario Diacono, Ars Libri, Boston, MA

  Photographs: Behind Closed Doors, The Lives of Women in Morocco, Schneider Gallery,
2003 Converging Territories, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

  Photography, One Person Show, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 Biennial of Graphic Arts, Lublijana, Slovenia

2000 Espace Effel-Branly, Paris, France

  Rite and Calligraphy, Vienna Museum cloîtretre novel, Isere, France
2012 Arab Photography Now, Rose Issa and Michket Krifa (Kehrer Verlag, Germany)

2009 Les Femmes du Maroc, Lalla Essaydi (powerHouse Books, Brooklyn)

2007 Encyclopedia of Arab American Artists, Fayeq S. Oweis (Greenwood Publishing)

2005 Converging Territories, Lalla Essaydi (powerHouse Books, Brooklyn)
  The world takes centre stage, The Evening Standard, February 28, 2014 (PDF)
  Art14: London's global art fair, The Telegraph, February 27, 2014 (PDF)
  Art14's Global Private Museum Summit gathers super-collectors in London, SPEAR'S, February 18, 2014 (PDF)
  Where Sacred Law And Pleasure Collide: The Photographs of Lalla Essaydi, ArtInfo, December 8, 2013
  REVIEWED: Lalla Essaydi: Beyond Beauty, Art World Now, November 29, 2013
  Lalla Essaydi`s 'Beyond Time and Beauty' exhibition opens at Baku, News from Azerbaijan, November 15, 2013
  An interview with artist Lalla Essaydi on looking beyond beauty, Africa is a Country, September 30, 2013
  Images from Behind the Veil, Wall Street Journal, September 25, 2013
  Writing Women: An Interview with Lalla Essaydi, Art Asia Pacific, 2013
  Lalla Essaydi: Writing Femininity, Writing Pleasure, Oakland University Art Gallery, September 2013 (PDF)
  Traditions Rooted in the World of Women, Surface Design Journal, Spring 2013 (PDF)
  Writing Women: Interview With Lalla Essaydi, ArtAsiaPacific, March 2013 (PDF)
  Lalla Essaydi’s Dangerous Beauties, Smithsonian Associates, November 2012 (PDF)
  Moroccan-Born Essaydi Shatters Gender Stereotypes, The Washington Diplomat, October 2, 2012 (PDF)
  A tale of two Moroccan women exposes myths of Arab identity, The National, September 8, 2012 (PDF)
  Artistic Depictions of Arab Women: An Interview with Artist Lalla Essaydi, Jadalyya: Arab Studies Journal, May 16, 2012 (PDF)
  Lalla Essaydi at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, “ My art work is really my history.” Washington Post, May 9, 2012 (PDF)
  Lalla Essaydi: Revisions, PBS News Hour, May 9, 2012 (PDF)
  Un Nouveau Carrefour des Cultures: Dubai, Cite du Bouillonnement Creatif, Le Figaro, September 2011 (PDF)
  On the Cultural Map: How Grassroots Creativity Is Blossoming in Dubai, The New York Times, November 13, 2011
  Lalla Essaydi: Diagram of a Harem, Emotions Too, The San Francisco Chronicle, October 6, 2011 (PDF)
  “Harem,” Goings On About Town: Art, The New Yorker, January 2011
  Letters of Intent: Lalla Essaydi, profile, Canvas Magazine, Art and Culture From the Middle East and Arab World, July / August 2010 (PDF)
  DALIA Air Magazine, cover photograph and profile, Number 4, ETE/Summer 2011 (PDF)
  ARTMarket Report, cover photograph and profile, Issue 38, First Quarter, 2011 (PDF)
  Reviving the Exotic to Critique Exoticism, The New York Times, March 4 2010 (PDF)
  Les Femmes Du Maroc, Fatima Melessi, Power House Publishers, October 2009
  Contemporary Art In The Middle East, ArtWorld Series, Black Dog Publishing, London UK, 2009
  Encyclopedia of African American Artists: Artists of the American Mosaic, Library of Congress, Cataloguing-in-Publication Data Jegede, dele, 1945
  Women Artist@NEUBRITAINMUSEUM, magazine, University Press of New England, Hanover and London, 2010
  Contemporary African Art: Since 1980, Okwui Enwezor, Chika Okeke-Agulu, 2010

2003 Rencontre Internationale TYPOGRAPHIE – CALLIGRA. – GRAVURE.

2001 La Fondation Taylor

  21C Museum, Louisville, KY Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore Bank Al-Maghrib Collection, Rabat, Morocco Bates Museum of Art, Lewiston, MN Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University Museum, Stanford, CA Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA DZ Bank, Kunstsammlung Fondation Carmignac Gestion, Paris, France George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY Harvard Art Museum, Cambridge, MA Hunter Museum of American Art, TN Jordan National Museum of Art, Jordan Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, VA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA Maramotti Collection of Contemporary Art, Via Fratelli, Emilia, Italy. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ Private collection of Catherine Woloch Lavergne, Directeur General of Europe and Middle East, Christian Dior Couture Private collection of HRH Shaikha Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, UAE Private collection of HRH Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg Private collection of HRH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE Smithsonian Museum of African Arts, Washington, D.C. The Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC The Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar The British National Museum, London, UK The Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL The Colby Museum of Art, MN The Colorado Museum of Art, CO The Columbus Museum Of Art, OH The Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA The Fries Museum, The Netherlands The Hearst Corporation, New York, NY The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH The Kresge Art Museum, MI The Louvre Museum, Paris, France The Lowe Art Museum, Miami, FL The Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA The New Britain Museum of American Art, CT The North Carolina Museum of Art, NC The RISD Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ The Spelman Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA The Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH Yannick And Ben Jakober Foundation Museum, Mallorca, Spain