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In residency from August 25, 2020 to Marc 12, 2021.

Born in 1992 in Saïda (DZ). Lives and works in Algiers (DZ).

Lydia Ourahmane is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Algiers. Her research-driven practice explores major geopolitical issues of our time testing the permeability of boundaries and the state of being in-between. Her work in recent years has built on complex histories of colonialism, migration and abstraction in a poetic exploration of the present, the personal and the political. 

She graduated from Goldsmiths University of London in 2014 and has exhibited internationally. Recent exhibitions include: "Solar Cry", CCA Wattis Institute (San Francisco, 2020), "Homeless Souls", Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Denmark, 2019), "Crude", Jameel Art Center (Dubai, 2019), "Manifesta 12" (Palermo, 2018), "Jaou", cur. Myriam Ben Salah (Tunis, 2018), "Droit du sang (blood right)", Kunstverein München (Munich,2018), "New Museum Triennial: Songs for Sabotage", New Museum (New York, 2018), "The You In Us", Chisenhale Gallery (London, 2018).

Lydia Ourahmane, Ab, Bb, 2020, sound, ¼” x 2,500’ 10 ½” tape; 1:1 hr, loop, performed on site by Nikola Printz, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Impart Photography

Lydia Ourahmane, 1 decade of hair, 37cm hair plait and bound, exhibition 'low relief', Bodega Gallery, New York, 2019. © Bodega Gallery.

Lydia Ourahmane, In the Absence of our Mothers, 2015-18, production stills, courtesy of the artist and Chisenhale Gallery.

Lydia Ourahmane, ‘Haraga’ - The Burning, 2014, Wireless video retransmission, 1min13sec, courtesy of the artist.