Amal Alhaag is an Amsterdam-based independent curator, cultural programmer and researcher. She develops experimental research practice, public programmes and projects on current (global) social affairs, decoloniality, counter-culture, oral histories and popular culture. Alhaag is currently curator of public programming and research at the Research Center for Material Culture in Leiden. She is artistic director of Metro54, a platform for urban arts and culture in the Netherlands, and associate curator at Framer Framed. Together with artist Maria Guggenbichler she co-founded the Side Room, a platform for ex-centric cultural practices in Amsterdam.