Lydia Ourahmane, (b.1992, Saïda) 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 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; The You In Us, Chisenhale Gallery, London.