The Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre…soon became the leading cultural institution… Directed by Adila Laïdi-Hanieh, the centre …sponsor[ed] a wide range of innovative and rigorous cultural programmes“. Kamal Boullata, Palestinian Art

Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center: Director.
Ramallah, Palestine. 1996-2005:


  • Conceptualized and curated “In their Memory” exhibition, 2003.
  • Conceptualized & curated “100 Shaheed–100 Lives” exhibition, 2001.
  • Conceptualized & drafted initial contents of specialized arts and literature website, 1996.
  • Conceptualized & curated Nakba 50th anniversary program: Website, collecting video testimonies of survivors, film screenings, exhibitions, & design of lectures series.



  • Conceptualized, designed & oversaw implementation of first comprehensive program of visual arts access: Busing students to exhibitions & workshops, publications, & young artists’ support & education.
  • Conceptualized, designed & oversaw implementation of cultural outreach programs to refugees’ schools & community college students.


  • Initiated & supervised implementation of collection, editing & publishing of the Khalil Al-Sakakini diaries.
  • Conceptualized, designed & oversaw implementation of program of monitoring & improvement of local media coverage of the arts.
  • Devised template for monthly program of public events: Concerts, art exhibits, film screenings, lectures, literary events & activities for children.


  • Ran Sakakini from its establishment: initiated change of legal status from governmental entity to NGO, convened founding board, and fundraised.
  • Selected twice coordinator of the Network of Ramallah Art Centers.