Maya Attoun was born in 1974 in Jerusalem and lives in Tel Aviv today. In 1997 she received her BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem and in 2006 she received her MFA From Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Tel Aviv.
She has been honored with a number of grants from prestigious organizations such as Outset (2018); The cultural Ministry award (2018); The Creative Encouragement Award (2012); Oscar Handler Award (2010); Young Artist Award (2009) and the Oded Messer Award (2007).
Attoun has had solo and group exhibitions in numerous institutions such as The Jewish Museum, London (2018); The Tel Aviv Museum (2018); Haifa Art Museum (2017); Givon Art Gallery, Tel Aviv (2016); RMCA, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Gouangzhou (2016); MACRO Testaccio, Rome (2013); Marie-Laure Fliesch Gallery, Rome (2012); The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2011) and Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2009).
Her works are held in prestigious private and public collections including The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv; Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art, Stockholm; The Herzliya Museum, Herzliya Israel; The Ashdod museum of Art, Ashdod, Israel; Doron Sebbag Art Collection among others.