Lydia Ourahmane (Visual Arts: 25th Anniversary Awards, 2018)Untitled-1

Lydia Ourahmane

For me, the award was not simply a financial support, but supportive in the sense that it acknowledged my work and efforts which sometimes are so unbelievably alienating in the process of producing.

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Lydia Ourahmane, (b.1992, Saïda) is an artist based in Algiers and Barcelona. Through video, sound, performance, sculpture and installation, her research-driven practice spans spirituality, contemporary geopolitics, migration and the complex histories of colonialism. Often drawing on personal experience, the work centers surveillance, logistics and bureaucratic processes and the ways these forces are registered.

She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2014 and has exhibited internationally. Recent exhibitions include: Barzakh, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel; Risquons-Tout, WIELS, Brussels; Solar Cry, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco; Breathless, Ca’Pesaro Museum of Contemporary Art, Venice; Homeless Souls, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; 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; and The You In Us, Chisenhale Gallery, London.