Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
TIME TO SHINE BRIGHT
History of a Pavilion Algerian Artists During The Venice Biennale 2019
Rachida Azdaou, lives and works in Algiers. She was graduated a DESA degree in graphic design obtained in 1999 at the School of Fine Arts in Algiers. Her work received the First prize of the city of Algiers for the young painting and in 1997 she received The Honorary Award Rabah Asselah for an engraving. The city of Algiers and its origins are its search engine. From 1997 to 2012, she exhibited in Algeria and internationally her installations and drawings.
Hamza Bounoua, studies at the School of Fine Arts in Algiers, he exhibited internationally. He was member of selection committee of seventh edition of the Sharjah International Biennial for Calligraphy. The power of nature in North Africa inspired his work, especially the changing colors of the seasons influenced his work by calligraphy and Berber signs, elongated figures and the sense of a possbility of universal friendship between societies.
Amina Zoubir, was graduated Master Theory and practice of contemporary art and new media at University Paris 8 and from the School of Fine Arts in Algiers. Videomaker and visual artist, she develops performances through the notions of female body and urban spaces, her artworks question the social and historical thoughts from the poetics and myths in the Maghreb, North Africa. She exhibited in Algeria and internationnally at Foundations in Ivory Coast, Cyprus, Italy; at Biennals in Dakar, Lagos, Cairo, Pontevedera, Yakutsk and at Museums in Maxxi Rome, Caam Las Palmas and Musac Spain.
Mourad Krinah, studied graphic design at the School of Fine Arts in Algiers where he was graduated. He questions the uninterrupted flow of visual messages and their impact on society. He had exhibited in Algeria and internationally, Views from Algiers, Galerie Richard Paris in 2018; When italian design meet algerian design, MAMA Museum Algiers in 2017; Dubai Design Days, Dubai Design District UAE in 2016; D’zair Arts & Craft, Museum Of African Design Johannesburg, South Africa in 2016.
Oussama Tabti, was graduated from The School of Fine Arts in Algiers and Master of Fine Arts at Aix-en-Provence’s Art School in 2017. In his artistic work, he attempts to take a contextual position on the various changes and phenomena that have a significant impact on Algerian society and the wider world. His interest in news, events and reality in general appears in his works. He exhibited in Algeria and in Europe. His works intersects the aesthetic, social and the cultural issues and hold a critical vision on them.
Image: Oussama Tabti, The Amsterdam Treaty 2013, Installation.
Photo credit: Elodie Garrone.