Lydia Ourahmane

Barzakh

Installation view, Lydia Ourahmane, Barzakh, Kunsthalle Basel, 2021. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Lydia Ourahmane, Barzakh, Kunsthalle Basel, 2021. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Lydia Ourahmane, Barzakh, Kunsthalle Basel, 2021. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Lydia Ourahmane, Barzakh, Kunsthalle Basel, 2021, view on, +41 77 225 88 83, 2021. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Lydia Ourahmane, Barzakh, Kunsthalle Basel, 2021, view on, Eye, 2021 (detail). Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Lydia Ourahmane, Barzakh, Kunsthalle Basel, 2021. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Lydia Ourahmane, poster for the exhibition Barzakh, Kunsthalle Basel, 2021. Design: Collin Fletcher

Exhibition text (PDF)
Conversation between Lydia Ourahmane and Elena Filipovic (PDF)
Press images (ZIP)

A ransom, an illicit border crossing, an exchange of nationality: Transactions of different sorts are often the conceptual starting point for Lydia Ourahmane’s (* 1992) art. The results encompass video, sound, performance, sculpture, and installation, exploring the way histories of displacement and colonial oppression are inscribed upon bodies. For her first exhibition in Switzerland, the Algerian-born artist presents a newly commissioned work.

Press clippings:
Künstler, die uns aufgefallen sind, Monopol Magazin (02/2021)
Doppelt hält besser, Basellandschaftliche Zeitung (03/2021)
Das Monster in uns, Basler Zeitung (03/2021)
Von Körperteilen und dem Gefühl des Zuhauseseins, Radio X (03/2021)
Lydia Ourahmane “Barzakh” Kunsthalle Basel, Flash Art (03/2021)
Ein Raum auf Reisen, Swiss-Architects (04/2021)
Zuhause bei Lydia Ourahmane, kunstkunstkunst.ch (04/2021)
A Story of Displacement, NERO Editions (04/2021)
Die Macht im Körper, WOZ (04/2021)
La Kunsthalle de Bâle, espace d’habitation (Le Courrier, 05/2021)