Doa Aly graduated from the Fine Arts Academy in 2001. Since that time, she has worked in art and design as an intern in studios in both New York and Milan. Further work as an art director in Cairo has led her to develop a unique approach to ornamentation, rendering the body a central concern of her work. Aly is mainly interested in ideas relating to performance, growth, and identity; the constant struggle to Become which gives way to a hybrid form forever suspended between different sets of connotations. The artist participated in a number of exhibitions in Cairo and abroad including: Snap Judgements, International Center of Photography, New York, 2006; 7th edition of the Dak’art Bienniale of African Contemporary Art.