Maria Daïf was born in 1972 in Casablanca. She is graduated in French literature and in psychoanalysis applied to the literature. She started her journalistic career in 1997 by joining the first monthly feminine and feminist magazine of the country. She spent more than 15 years in moroccan media as a journalist and chief editor, specialized in art and culture. Eager for innovative adventures, she began in 2005 to accompagn artistic projects in council and press relations. She was a member for more than 5 years of Young Arab Theater Fund's selection committee as well as of the Art Moves Africa selection committee. Her professional adventures have a common engine : the conviction that the access to art and culture is a human right. From December 2015 to october 2018 she managed the Touria and Abdelaziz Tazi Foundation, a private fund dedicated to support art and culture in Morocco and its space L’Uzine, in Casablanca, Morocco. The two institutions are now considered as some of the most important cultural operators in the country and the MENA region.