Maria Daïf was born in 1972 in Casablanca. She is graduated in French literature and in psychoanalysis applied to the literature. She spent more than 15 years in Moroccan Medias as a journalist and chief editor, specialized in feminism, art and culture.
Eager for innovative adventures, she began in 2005 to accompany 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’s 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 November 2018, she brilliantly was the Head Manager of the Touria and Abdelaziz Tazi Foundation, a private fund dedicated to support art and culture in Morocco and its multidisciplinary cultural space L’Uzine, in Casablanca, Morocco. The two institutions are now considered as ones of the most important cultural operators in the country. Maria is one of the most respected and loved cultural operators in Morocco.