Alia Wilhelm is a Turkish/German multimedia artist based in London. She was a longtime contributor at Rookie Mag, Tavi Gevinson's much-loved magazine for teenage girls. She now creates collages, illustrations and takes photos for a variety of brands and publications, including ELLE, i-D, VICE, Lazy Oaf, Drift Mag, Girls Are Awesome and others.
She also works as a director's assistant in the film industry and in advertising. Most recently she was the assistant to Autumn de Wilde on the Focus Features adaptation of Jane Austen's classic, Emma, starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Johnny Flynn. She also works closely with production company Somesuch & Co, freelancing as a visual researcher and director's assistant for them. She recently worked as the director's assistant on Kim Gehrig's award-winning video ad Viva la Vulva, made for Bodyform. Alia's illustrations of vulvas were included in the ad.
Alia also works as a curator, frequently teaming up with other artists her age to create artwork together. Most recently she curated the Girls Unite 2020 Calendar, which featured her work alongside eleven other talented artists'.