Maha Kays
Program Manager
Maha Kays is a Visual Artist and Associate Professor at the School of Visual Arts at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts ALBA. She obtained a national higher diploma in plastic arts from the Beaux-Arts School of Paris (2014), a Master’s degree in cinema studies from the Saint-Joseph University of Beirut (2012) and participated in several courses on art preservation and restoration at the École du Louvre in Paris (2015). Her work has been exhibited at several institutions in Lebanon, France, Greece and Japan and her writings and work have been featured in numerous catalogues and publications. Before joining AFAC, Maha was the Associate Curator of a two-year cultural program in partnership with the Beaux-Arts School of Paris, the Higher National School of Architecture of Versailles, La Maréchalerie Contemporary Art Center in Versailles and several Lebanese institutions including the Matta Foundation and the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts ALBA. During her career, she has worked as a Researcher at Centre Pompidou Paris as well as Fund Manager at several cultural institutions in Lebanon and abroad. As Program Manager at AFAC, she is responsible for research and critical analysis.  

maha.kays@arabculturefund.org