Biography of Fayçal Baghriche
Fayçal Baghriche (born 1972 in Skikda, Algeria) grew up between two cultures: Arab in the private sphere and Western in the public realm. This duality—a type of double consciousness common to those who have migrated between cultures—has provided his works with a perspective defined by the superposition of two distinct cultural filters. The artist draws on fundamental principles of image rhetoric such as subtraction, inversion or acceleration, resulting in works that question the schema that organizes human societies.
Fayçal Baghriche has a BA in dramatic arts from University of Sophia Antipolis in Nice and an MA in multimedia creation from the National School of Fine Arts in Paris. He has been exhibited widely in France and abroad including Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Al Riwaq Art Space, Bahrain; Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany; The Museum of Modern Art Algiers, Algeria and Galerie Campagne Première, Berlin. In 2011, Baghriche participated in the 54th Venice Biennale with the exhibition The Future of a Promise.