Individuals as Institutions, and Institution of Meaning, Desiring Institutions, panel part of March Meeting 2017, with Maha Maamoun, Bina Choi, Ala Younis and moderated by Charles Esche, Sharjah Biennial 13th opening week, curated by Christine Tohme, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2017.
Counterfactual Models in a UAR–USSR Film on The High Dam, paper presented in the workshop Russia and the Arab World: History, Literature, Arts, organized by Margaret Litvin, Boston University, Boston, 2017.
Conversation with Filipa Cesar, published in Luta ca caba inda. Time Place Matter Voice. 1967–2017, by Filipa César, published by Archive Books, Berlin, 2017; and a shorter version was published in Spell Reel's film sheet published by Berlinale Forum, Berlin, 2017.
INDIVIDUALS AS INSTITUTIONS: A Partial Cartography, essay for Future Imperfect: Contemporary Art Practices and Cultural Institutions in the Middle East. Volume edited by Anthony Downey, published by Sternberg Press, 2016, 279–290. ISBN 978-3-95679-246-5
Fission, reflection on Qalandiya International 2016, for Ibraaz, October 2016.
Le Corbusier’s Raised Arm Gestures a Backstroke,The architecture of the city. A palimpsest, Cartha’s associated project of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, September 2016
Meanwhile collections accumulate, essay within the Discussion Paper for the 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture addressing the theme of Cultural Leadership with a six regional perspectives, International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies, Valetta Malta, 28–34
The Time Is Out of Joint: The Duplications and Contradictions of a Temporal Universe, introduction for “The Time Is Out of Joint”, two volume book, co-edited for and published by Sharjah Art Foundation, March 2016. Paperback 1,093 pages, 279 visuals, 24 x 18 cm, English and Arabic. ISBN 978-9948-13-739-9.
Drachmas, Art Papers, Atlanta, May/June 2016.
UAR, artist contribution to PROTOCOLLUM Art Journal, published by DICKERSBACH KUNSTVERLAG, 2016
(Some) individual life is good, and so is the life of the polis. or when capital spoke Lefebvre, London, May 2016.
Exhibits of Power in the Social Space, London, 2016.
The Built, Unbuilt, and Unbuildable, conversation between artists Ala Younis, Ahmad Mater, and curator Sara Raza moderated by curator Troy Conrad Therrien, Guggenheim Museum, New York
Round table discussion "Architecture and Photography in Iraq, 1952-1982" and opening of "Every Building in Baghdad: The Rifat Chadirji Archives at the Arab Image Foundation", Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University.
Participated in the round table discussion "Architecture and Photography in Iraq, 1952-1982" and opening of "Every Building in Baghdad: The Rifat Chadirji Archives at the Arab Image Foundation", Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, March 2016. [Info]
Paper presented at Athens Biennale 2015 - 2017 "OMONOIA" Synapse 2: Rethinking Institutional Critique - A View from the South, Rex Theatre, Athens, April 2016.
The Unbelievable Photos Taken by the Crazy Russians Who Illegally Climbed Egypt’s Great Pyramid, lecture performance presented at Forum Expanded / Berlinale, Berlin, 2016.
Figuring Lesser Baghdadis (One to Seven), Guy Mannes-Abbott on Ala Younis, artist feature in Camera Austria International, issue 132, December 2015. pp. 29–40. [Images 1, 2, 3]
The pleasure of him who longs to cross the horizons, text for "New World", Near East Istanbul, Issue 3, Fall/Winter 2015. pp. 134–137. [PDF]
Men of Bronze, Homes of Concrete, poem published as part of Supercommunity, e-flux journal 56th Venice Biennale, June 3rd 2015—Day 21.
Ala Younis: Plan for Greater Baghdad, The artist about her project at the 56th Venice Biennale 2015, Nafas Magazine - Universes in Universe, June 2015 [English, Arabic]
MinRASY Projects, Rana Sadik in conversation with Ala Younis, Nafas Magazine - Universes in Universe, October 2015 [English, German, Arabic]
Between Progress and the Lamentation for Destruction, The State of Performance Art in the Arab World: Sulayman Al Bassam in conversation with Ala Younis, Ibraaz, 2 July 2015.
Tarek at the Roundabout and Men in the Sun Unplified, Tribe Magazine, Issue 1, 2015. Pages 130–137.
From the Corner of Someone’s Eye, Aide Memoire (Footnotes Part II), Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah. March 2015, pp. 22–27.
Duplications and contradictions in the past of a temporal universe, paper presented at the 4th edition of Encounters Beyond History: Luta ca caba inda—An archive in relation, José de Guimarães International Arts Centre (CIAJG) December 2015.
Crossing Boundaries: The Right to Fail, Venice Agendas 2015, Margate Museum, Margate
Crossing Boundaries, Venice Agendas 2015, Centro Culturale Zitelle, Giudecca, Venice
To the sounds of the closing door, text piece for the opening of 10th Forum Expanded, Berlinale, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, 2015.
The Informal Meeting organized by Young Arab Theatre Fund, STUK, Leuven
We’re all for Kuwait and Kuwait is for us, We’re all for Kuwait and Kuwait is for us, publication on a series of public interventions in/from Kuwait, project by MinRASY PROJECTS, Kuwait. Printed in Palestine in the context of Qalandiya International II, 2014.
An Index of Tensional and Unintentional Love of Land, Nafas / Universes in Universe, September 2014. [English, Arabic, German]
Museum of Manufactured Response to Absence; primordial voice given to the absent ones, Contemporary Practices, Fall 2014. [PDF]
Museum of Manufactured Response to Absence, Sweet Sixties. Specters and Spirits of a Parallel Avant-garde, edited by Georg Schöllhammer and Ruben Arevshatyan, published by Sternberg Press, Berlin/New York.
Mohammed Al Hawajri: Red Carpet, Nafas / Universes in Universe, April 2014. [English, Arabic, German]
Text piece on Wael Shawky practice, TAKE on Art magazine, Issue 13, Delhi, 2014. Issue edited by Nancy Adajania. [English]
National Works, exhibition guide for Kuwait’s first National Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, published by National Council for Culture, Arts, and Letters, Kuwait, May 2013
National Works – Kuwait in Venice 2013 Kuwait’s first National Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Nafas / Universes in Universe, August 2013. [English, German]
Co-stars once won the Silver Bear for Best Actor, text piece for Living Archive: Archive Work as a Contemporary Artistic and Curatorial Practice, Catalogue, published by Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art and B Books, Berlin, 2013.
Mechul (Unknown), polemic presented during the "Middle East Nervous Anxiety (MENA) 2" session at Global Art Forum 7, commissioned by Shumon Basar and directed by H.G. Masters. Hosted by Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, 17–18.3.2013.
Curating "Covering One’s Back", with Maha Maamoun, Cairobserver, Cairo [Arabic]
absence-presence, twice, text piece on the works of Mohssin Harraki, published in the exhibition catalog of Mohssin Harraki and Joseph Kosuth duo exhibition at Galerie Imane Fares, Paris. [English]
Experiment is a simulation on settings, poem presented in the wrap up session of Think:Film, Third International Experimental Media Congress, Akademie der Kunst, Berlin. Organized by Arsenal and the Film Institute of Universität der Künste Berlin, 2012.
Museum of Manufactured Response to Absence, Nafas Art Magazine,May 2012. [English, Arabic, German]
A Manual for Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary Times, text for ArtAsiaPacific, The Point, March/April 2012. [English, Arabic, Chinese]
Metro in Gaza, text on art project by Mohamad Abusal, French Culutral Center, Gaza, 2012.
On Eric Rohmer’s “Nadja in Paris” (1964), for Reflecting on Residencies, ArteEast Quarterly, edited by Aaron Cezar, 1.1.2012.