Born in Geneva, Switzerland and raised in the Washington, D.C area, Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah has lived, worked and exhibited her photographs in Paris, Washington, and the Middle-East.
Laila completed a B.A in Integrative Studies with a concentration in Arts & Culture & Photography from George Mason University in 2007. She worked as a photography and gallery assistant in Washington, before moving to Paris in 2009 to study at SPEOS Photographic Institute. Earning a Certificate in Studio Photography, she focused on portrait and fashion photography working with designers including, Sakina M'Sa, Isadora Ducasse and Dognin, before moving back to Washington in 2010.
Since her return she has provided consultation services on photography, curating, art direction and exhibition development for galleries, arts-based organizations, creative groups, and artists.
She has curated, co-curated and produced several photography exhibitions in Washington for various artists, galleries and citywide events, including: Nuit Blanche: ArtAllNightDC and FotoWeekDC; Adah Rose Gallery, Hillyer Art Space, The Middle East Institute's Arts & Culture Program, The Smith Center for Healing and The Arts, Studio Gallery and The US Fund for UNICEF, among others.
Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, and on Al Hurrah TV, and is in the permanent collection of the Office of Arts in Embassies, U.S. Department of State.
She is a 2017 DC Commission on Arts & Humanities Artist Fellowship Grantee, member of ArtTable, serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington Studio School and is the Founder and Creative Director of Oui Curate, a boutique personal curating service.