artist nominated by CLÉMENTINE DELISS


Lydia Ourahmane

1992 · Saϊda, Algeria

Lydia Ourahmane explores major geopolitical issues of our time with a deft and deeply personal approach, informed by the events in her own life and those of her family. The artist’s research-driven practice tests the permeability of boundaries and the state of being in-between, building complex stories of colonialism, political conviction, migration and belonging, which are typical of Ourahmane’s poetic exploration of history and the present, the personal and the political. She graduated in 2014 from Goldsmiths, London and her 2018 exhibitions include: Crude, Jameel Art Center, Dubai; Manifesta 12, Palermo; Jaou Tunis; Droit du sang, Kunstverein München, Munich; 2018 New Museum Triennial: Songs for Sabotage, New Museum, New York; The You In Us, Chisenhale Gallery, London. Lydia Ourahmane lives and works in Algiers.

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