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Dalila Dalléas Bouzar


Dalila Dalléas Bouzar was born in 1974 in Oran, Algeria. She lives and works in Bordeaux. She is represented by Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan/Dakar/Paris.

Dalila Dalléas Bouzar trained in biology before discovering painting and perfecting her skills at the Beaux-Arts in Paris. In her work, she addresses individual and collective memory, particularly in relation to Algerian history. Starting with drawing and painting, her practice has expanded to include textile art and performance, in which she deconstructs the clichés of Arab women’s representation while questioning the role of the artist in these representations. By painting invisibilized identities, she seeks to highlight the power issues of Western representations in art history.

Selected exhibitions: Territoires de pouvoir (Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Paris, France, 2022); Memoria: récits d’une autre histoire (FRAC MECA, Bordeaux, France, 2021), Eden (Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Paris, France, 2021), Regards hors champs et paysage (La Fab., Agnès B., Paris, France, 2020), Love etc. (Musée Bargoin, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2019), Innocente (Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan, Ivoiry Coast, 2019), Musée des Civilisations noires (Dakar, Senegal, 2019), Studio Dakar (Biennale de Dakar, Senegal, 2018).