Zoulikha Bouabdellah is the daughter of Hassen Bouabdellah, a film director and Algerian writer, and Malika Dorbani, ex-head of the Algiers Fine Art Museum. In 1993, while the civil war was underway, her family chose to leaving Algeria and settle in France. With an interdisciplinary artistic practice, Bouabdellah’s works draw from this diverse and global identity. Deploying modes of subversion and transgression, the artist’s works toy with cultural duality and imbalances, as well as cultural fusion and the ability to transcend borders.
Zoulikha Bouabdellah has won several prizes: Le Meurice for Contemporary Art Prize, Paris, France; Abraaj Capital Prize, Dubaï, UAE; Algerian Prize for young Algerian creation and Villa Médicis Hors les Murs, Cape Town, South Africa. Her work has been shown all over the world in fairs and institutions such as the Venice Biennial; Art Dubai; FIAC; Art Brussels; Aichi Triennial; Bamako Biennial; Mead Art Museum; Centre Pompidou; Museum of Contemporary African and Diasporan Art; Brooklyn Museum.