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Rachid Koraïchi

Rachid Koraïchi was born in Ain Beida, Algeria, in 1947, and now lives and works in Tunisia and France. He first studied at the Institute of Fine Arts and the Superior National School of the Arts in Algeria, before moving to France to continue his studies at the National School of Decorative Arts and the School of Urban Studies in Paris.

Koraïchi’s sculptural explorations extend across an impressive range of different media, with his installations including ceramics, textiles, various metals and painted work on silk, paper or canvas. His work is influenced by an abiding fascination with signs of all kinds, both real and imaginary. Beginning with the intricate beauties of the Arabic calligraphic scripts his work is composed of symbols, glyphs and ciphers drawn from a wide variety of other languages and cultures. Whether the source be the numerological insights of ancient cultures or his inventive and imaginary Chinese ideograms that appear to share similar forms, Koraïchi’s work integrates these layered systems of signs into an organised and marvellous description of the world that surrounds us.

Rachid Koraïchi was included in the international touring exhibition, Short Century, and in the 47th and 49th Venice Biennale, and in Word into Art at the British Museum, 2006. Part of his installation, Path of Roses, comprising embroidered silk, textiles, steel sculptures, roses and ceramics, was acquired by the British Museum. Concerned with the Islamic concept of Safar (travel and transcendence), this installation traces the journey of the medieval poet and traveller Jalal ad-Din Rûmî across the Mediterranean to meet the Sufi mystic and poet Ibn al-Arabi. While his aesthetics are deeply rooted in his multicultural Algerian heritage, Rachid Koraïchi is a truly cosmopolitan artist who speaks to a global audience. He has participated in many international exhibitions, and his work is included in major private and public collections worldwide such as the British Museum, London; the National Museum for African Art, Washington and the Museum of Islamic Arts, Doha. In 2010, he contributed works to the Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil’s exhibition Isla, (Islam) and The Future of Tradition – The Tradition of Future, at the Haus de Kunst, Germany. A major exhibition of his outstanding installation, The Path of Roses, will be held at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi in March, 2011, with a new catalogue to accompany the event.

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Banners from the 7 Indigo Variations Series.

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Poèmes de Beirut by koraichi
Les Jardins d'Amour:
le Silence n'est pas le Silence III


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La 7ième saison - Al Hallaj
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Porcellain Vessel from Chemin de Roses by Rachid Korachi
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Rachid Koraïchi Biography

1947 born in Ain Beïda, Algeria
Koraïchi is based in France but works across Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Europe
Art Education 
1967-1971   École supérieure des Beaux-Arts d'Alger, Algiers, Algeria
1971-1975   École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
1973-1975   Institut d'urbanisme, Paris, France
1975-1977   École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts (painting studio of Gustave Singier and print studio of Lagrange-Dorny), Paris, France
Selected Awards
2013   Prix Institut de France, Fondation Prince Louis de Polignac, Paris, France
2011   Jameel Prize 2011, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Recently Commissioned Work
2015   Dubai Metro Museums Project with exterior design of Koraïchi livery on a Dubai Metro train.
Selected Solo Exhibitions (& Residencies)
2018   Les Maîtres du Temps (Masters of Time), October Gallery, London, UK
2017   Les Ancêtres liés aux Étoiles, A2Z Art Gallery, Paris, France
2016   Love Side by Side with the Soul, Aicon Gallery, New York, USA
2015   Il n’est d’autres souverains que ceux qui me regardent, Elmarsa Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2011   Une Nation en Exil (A Nation in Exile), Montauban, France
Path of Roses (Tariq al-Ward), Abu Dhabi Festival, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2010   Rachid Koraïchi: Ecstatic Flow, October Gallery, London, UK
2008   Les Ancêtres liés aux Étoiles (Ancestors Linked to the Stars), Chapelle Saint Martin, Le Méjan, Arles, France
Chemin des Roses (Path of Roses), Citadel of Algiers, Algiers, Algeria
Hommage à Mahmoud Darwich, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
2007   20 Years: 12 Poets: Porcelains by Rachid Koraïchi, Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
A Nation in Exile (Une Nation en Exil), Galerie 23, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Homage to Love and Memory, The George W. South Memorial, Church of the Advocate, Philadelphia, USA
2005   Ancestral Memories, October Gallery, London, UK
2004   Alep, Voyage en Soi(e) of Rachid Koraïchi, Galerie Isma, Riadh el Feth, Algiers, Algeria
Rachid Koraïchi: 7 Variations Indigo, Musée de la Vieille Charité, Marseille,  France
2002   Path of Roses (Chemin des Roses)/ Beirut’s Poem (Poème de Beyrouth)/ A Nation in Exile (Une Nation en Exil), The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
Une Nation en Exil, United Nations, Beirut, Lebanon
2001   Beirut’s Poem (Poème de Beyrouth) and Path of Roses (Chemin des Roses), Jordan National Gallery of Fine Art, Amman, Jordan; Institut Français, Casablanca; Institut Français, Marrakech, Morocco
Hommage à Ibn ’Arabi, Church of Mérignac, Mérignac, France; The Khalid Shoman Foundation - Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan
2000   Rencontre à Casablanca (Meeting in Casablanca), joint exhibition with Farid Belkahia, Gallery Al Manar, Casablanca, Morocco
Anthologie de poésie arabe (Anthology of Arab Poems), National Library, Limoges, France
Interfaces, The Bachelard Amphitheatre of the Sorbonne, Paris, France
1999   Chemin des Roses I, hommage à Rûmî (Path of Roses I, Homage to Rûmî), Residency at the Institut Français, Anatolia, Turkey
Autour des voyages de Delacroix et Matisse (Around the Travels of Delacroix and Matisse), Residency in Marrakesh, Morocco
Ô Fleurs! Hommage à Attar (Oh Flowers! Homage to Attar), International Garden Festival, Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
1998   Rachid Koraïchi: Clay, Silk, Paper & Steel, Leighton House Museum, London, UK
Lettres d’Argile : Hommage à Ibn ’Arabi (Letters of Clay: Homage to Ibn ’Arabi) (1998-1999), Espace Gard, Nîmes, France, touring to Institut Français and Darat al-Funun, Amman, Jordan; Institut Français, Damascus, Syria; Al-Mustansiriya Madrasah, Baghdad, Iraq; Institut Français, Ribat de Sousse, Tunisia; National Francophone Multimedia Library of Limoges, France; Gallery Isma, Algiers, Algeria; Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas, Venezuela; Embassy of France, Algiers, Algeria; Gallery A. Gorgi, Sidi Bou Saïd, Tunisia; Institut Français, Tunis, Tunisia
Le Jardin du Paradis (The Garden of Paradise), International Garden Festival, Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
Anthologie de poésie arabe (Anthology of Arab Poems), Elsa Triolet and Jules Verne Library, Pantin, France
Soie et Argile (Silk and Clay), The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Darat al-Funun, Amman, Jordan, in cooperation with AFAA and the Institut Français, Amman, Jordan
1997   L’Enfant-Jazz (1997-2000), Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France; Studio Franck Bordas, Paris, France; County Centre for Educational Documentation, Avignon, France; Collège des Hautes Vallées, Guillestre, France; Sakakini Foundation, Ramallah, Palestine; Passage de l’art, Marseille, France
Hommage à Okba (Homage to Okba), Steel Sculpture, University of Kairouan, Tunisia
Hommage à René Char, Michel Butor, Mohammed Dib (Homage to René Char, Michel Butor, Mohammed Dib), Monumental Tapestry, National Francophone Multimedia Library of Limoges, France
A Nation in Exile (Une Nation en Exil), The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Darat al-Funun, Amman, Jordan
1996   Ceramic Wall, with students of the Robert Desnos School, Tunis, Tunisia
1995   Objects and Decor for La Reine Didon (Queen Dido), Antique Theatre of Carthage, Festival of Carthage, Tunisia
Installation, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Talisman (Fountain Mural), Palm Beach, Tozeur, Tunisia
Hymnes Gravés (Engraved Hymns), Institut Français, Barcelona, Spain
1994   Exhibition at Gallery Schauer, Paris, France
Exhibition at Gallery Yahya, Tunis, Tunisia
1993   Nuits d’Encens (Nights of Incense), Homage to Algiers, Antique Theatre of Carthage, Tunisia
Les Sept Portes du Ciel (The Seven Gates of Heaven), Artibule, Institut Français, Casablanca, Morocco; Tour de Constance, Aigues-Mortes, France
Carpets and Tapestries, Gallery A. Gorgi, Sidi Bou Saïd, Tunisia
1992   Exhibition at Galerie Cherif Fine Art, Sidi Bou Saïd, Tunisia
Exhibition at Gallery Ipso, Brussels, Belgium
Salomé, Tobacco Factory, Ajaccio, Corsica; Artibule, Institut Français, Casablanca, Morocco
Exhibition at Galerie Jaqueline Moussion, Paris, France
Exhibition at Modern Art Museum, Liège, Belgium
1991   L’Art contemporain (Contemporary Art), Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
Exhibition at Gallery Editart, Geneva, Switzerland
Havana Biennial, Wilfredo Lam Centre, Havana, Cuba
Exhibition at Gallery Ipso, Brussels, Belgium
1990   Salomé (joint exhibition with Michel Butor), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
1989   Exhibition at Gallery of the National Council for Culture, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Exhibition at Gallery Editart, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition at The Sultan Gallery, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Exhibition at Gallery Isma, Algiers, Algeria
1986   Exhibition at The Sultan Gallery, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Exhibition at Gallery D. Blanco, Geneva, Switzerland
1983   S…à l'aplomb du mur, Ceramic wall installation, Siège GAT, Tunis, Tunisia
1978   Exhibition at Gallery Irtissem, Tunis, Tunisia
1974   Exhibition, Chateâu de la Hercerie, La Croix-en-Touraine, France
Selected Group Exhibitions
2018   Al Musik, Cité de la Musique, Philarmonie de Paris, Paris, France
Sahara: What is Written Will Remain, Gallerie delle Prigioni, Treviso, Italy
Calligraphy as Process from East Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the Americas, Garage Cosmos, Brussels, Belgium
Interwoven Dialogues: Contemporary Art from Africa and South Asia, Aicon Gallery, New York, USA
2017   Tour du monde en tondo, Musée de l'Hospice Saint-Roch, Issoudun, France (in collaboration with Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris, France)
As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics, IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art), Dublin, Ireland
100 chefs-d'œuvre de l'art moderne et contemporain arabe, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
Trésor de l’Islam en Afrique, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
2016   Not New Now, Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech, Morocco
Installation at Carreau du Temple, AKAA, Paris, France (with October Gallery, London, UK)
Jardins d’Orient de l’Alhambra au Taj Mahal, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place, Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Rencontre, émotions partagées, A2Z Art Gallery, Paris, France
2015   Positif Exil, 19 Paul Fort, Paris, France
Nel Mezzo del Mezzo, Museo RISO, Regional Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Palermo, Italy
International Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition, Wafi Mall, Dubai, UAE
Expanding Africa at the Newark Museum: New Visions, New Galleries, Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey, USA
2014   Seeing Through Light: Selections from the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Collection, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
The Global Africa Project: Political Patterns, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Biennale Internationale de Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco
ArteVida, Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
35 Years of the Transvangarde: Contemporary art from around the Planet, October Gallery, London, UK
2013   Qalam, the Art of Beautiful Writing, Birmingham Museums, UK
Symbiosis of Two Worlds, Palais Namaskar, Marrakech, Morocco (in collaboration with Written Art Foundation, Frankfurt, Germany)
Masters of the Transvangarde, October Gallery, London, UK
Trade Routes, Hauser & Wirth, London, UK
2012   Dieu(x): Modes d’Emploi, Petit Palais (Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris), Paris, France
Reflections from Heaven, Meditations on Earth: Modern Calligraphic Art from the Arab World(touring  2012-2013) Museum of the Imperial Forums, Rome, Italy and Museo Valencia de la Illustración y la Modernidad Valencia, Spain (organised by the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts & The Museum of the Imperial Forums, Rome, Italy)
2011   Jameel Prize 2011 (touring 2011- 2013) Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France, Casa Árabe, Madrid, Spain, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, San Francisco, USA, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Written Images: Contemporary Calligraphy from the Middle East (touring 2011-2012) Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, USA and Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong
2010   The Future of Tradition – The Tradition of Future, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (first complete installation of The Invisible Masters/ Les Maîtres Invisibles)
The Global Africa Project, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
Miragens ( touring 2010-2011), Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB), São Paulo; Rio de Janeiro; Brasilia, Brazil
2009   The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design Without End, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
2008   The Poetics of Cloth, Grey Art Gallery NYU, New York, USA
Les Ancêtres liés aux Étoiles (Ancestors Linked to the Stars), Chapelle Saint Martin, Le Méjan, Arles, France
Word into Art (a British Museum touring exhibition), The Atrium, DIFC, Dubai, UAE
Angaza Afrika – African Art Now, October Gallery, London, UK
2007   The Dance of Quill and Ink, Contemporary Art of the Middle East, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia( in association with the Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia)
Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA
2006   Without Boundary: Seventeen Different Ways of Looking, MoMA , New York, USA
Text Messages, October Gallery, London, UK
Word into Art, British Museum, London, UK
2005   The Seven Gates of Heaven (Les Sept Portes du Ciel)and an aliquot sample fromPath of Roses (Chemin des Roses) British Museum, London, UK
TEXTures: Word and Symbol in Contemporary African ArtNational Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA
2004   Intelligence Now!, October Gallery, London, UK
2003   Voyages d'Artistes , Algérie 2003, Espace EDF – Electra, Paris, France
Africa Informs, October Gallery, London, UK
Répliques,(light installations curated by Philippe Mouillon), Tunnel des Facultés, Algiers, Algeria
Fragments of Script, Comédie Française, Paris, France
2002   A la nuit tombée (At Nightfall), (light installations curated by Philippe Mouillon), Quais de l'Isère, Grenoble, France
2001   Unpacking Europe, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Authentic/Ex-centric, 49th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
The Short Century - Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa 1945-1994 ( touring 2001-2002), Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany; Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA; PS1 Contemporary Art Centre and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2000   Fifth Season, Foundation Actua, Casablanca, Morocco
Belkahia – Koraïchi, Gallery El Manar, Casablanca, Morocco
Fashion Show, Algiers, Algeria
1999   Contemporary Visions, Borj de Bab Marrakesh, Essaouira, Morocco
Kaftan 2000, Fashion Show, Casablanca, Morocco
Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s-1980s. Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York, USA
Jardins Secrets III (Secret Gardens III), Factory of Œillets, Ivry-sur-Seine, France
1998   Les peintres du signe (The Painters of the Sign), Festival of Humanity, La Courneuve, Paris, France; Chateâu de Draveil, Paris, France; Chateâu de Belval, Miramas, France; Fine Art Museum, Algiers, Algeria
Mediterranea, Art from around the world, Botanical Gardens, Brussels, Belgium
80 Artists from around the World, Galley Enrico Navarra, Paris, France
Méditation (Meditations), Madrassa Ibn Youssef, Marrakesh, Morocco
Pacaembú (light installations curated by Philippe Mouillon), São Paolo, Brazil
1997   Modernities and Memories, Rockefeller Foundation, 47th Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy; Bilgi University, Istanbul
Artists for Peace: R. Koraïchi, F. Belkahia. Exhibition Space Louis Feuillade, Lunel, France
Rhythm and Form, Visual Reflection on Arabic Poetry (1996-1997), touring to: Willamette University, Salem, Oregon; University of Arkansas; Fine Arts Centre Gallery; University of California; University of Berkley; Worth Ryder Gallery; Hallie Brown Ford Gallery; University of Oregon; Rice University, USA
6th Biennial of Havana, Havana, Cuba
Jardins Secrets II (Secret Gardens II), Charles Foix Hospital, Ivry-sur-Seine, France
1996   Light Passage (Arcos da Lapa) (light installations curated by Philippe Mouillon), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Arabic Signs, Museum voor Volkenkunde, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Images of Africa Festival, Barbican Centre, London, UK and Odense, Denmark
L’Art contemporain (Contemporary Art), Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
5th International Biennial of Visual Poetry, Palace Legislativo, Mexico
Invitation à voyager (Invitation to Travel), R. Koraïchi with F. Belkahia, Festival of the South (Fiesta des Suds), Marseille, France
African Encounters (Rencontres Africaines) (1994-1996),Institut Français, Lisbon, Portugal, touring to France, Niger, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Morocco and South Africa
1995   Signs, Traces & Calligraphy: Five Contemporary Artists from North Africa, Concourse Gallery, Barbican, London, UK; Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Six Flags of Tolerance, 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, New York, USA; UNESCO, Paris, France
11th International Print Triennial, Fredrikstad, Norway
Graphic Arts Biennial, Laureates exhibition, Warsaw, Poland
Exhibition at Gallery Frédéric Roulette, Paris, France
1994   Painters from the Maghreb (1993-1994), CKC, Ghent, Belgium
1990   6th INTERBEP '90, Tuzla, Yugoslavia
International Graphic Triennial, Frechen, Germany
Inter Graphic-90, Berlin, Germany
2nd Biennial Graphic Arts from the Mediterranean, Athens, Greece
Faire du chemin avec… Hommage à René Char (Going along with… Homage to René Char), Palais des Papes, Avignon, France
1989   3rd International Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba
9th Engraving Triennial, Fredrikstad, Norway
Exhibition at Gallery Szutski, Lodz, Poland
Exhibition at International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
1988   2nd International Biennial de Palbia Alternativa, Mexico
Exhibition at Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Exhibition at Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan
Exhibition at Art Gallery Senac, Ribeiraô Preto, São Paolo, Brazil
Exhibition at Museum of Modern Art, Rijeka, Croatia
1987   Exhibition at Lahti Art Museum, Lahti, Finland
1986   Sign and Calligraphy, together with Jamil Hamoudi, Mohamed Bouthelidja and Hassan Massoudy, Musée National d'Art Africain et Océanien, Paris, France
Art for Humanity, Baghdad, Iraq (1st International Prize)
Exhibition for the 40th Anniversary of UNESCO, UNESCO, Paris, France
Exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Fine Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Comparaisons - L'Art Actuel (Comparisons – Art Today), Grand Palais, Paris, France
1985   Exhibition at Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, USA
Exhibition at Yokosuka City Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan
1984   Contemporary Arab Graphic Art, Arab Heritage Gallery, al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Inter Graphic-84, Berlin, Germany
Exhibition at Tacoma Art Museum, Washington D.C., USA
Exhibition at Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York, USA
International Calligraphy, Walt Kuhn Gallery, Cape Neddick, Maine, USA
Homage to William Morris, Modern Art Museum, San Francisco, USA
1983   King Khalid International Airport – several artworks in the Royal Pavilion, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Exhibition at Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Japan
Contemporary Arab Artists, Part III, Iraqi Cultural Centre, London, UK
1982   6th Norwegian International Print Biennial, Fredrikstad, Norway
Exhibition at Gallery Bab Rouah, Rabat, Morocco
9th International Triennial of Original Coloured Graphic Prints, Grenchen, Switzerland
1981   Exhibition at the Royal Pavilion, King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Exhibition at Gallery Sultan, Sabhan, Kuwait
Exhibition at Gallery Irtissem, Tunis, Tunisia
Exhibition at Art Gallery Yahia, Tunis, Tunisia
Peintres du monde arabe, L'Atelier Gallery, Festival d'Assilah, Morocco
1980   Exhibition at National Gallery of Fine Art, Amman, Jordan
Exhibition at International Trade Centre, New York, USA
Contemporary Arab Art, Museum of Modern Art, Tunis, Tunisia
Exhibition at Library of Congress, Washington D.C., USA
Tiles, Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, USA
1979   De l'écriture arabe à la gravure (From Arab Writing to Etching), Atelier Musée d'Art Graphique d'Arcueil, France
1978   Arab Painters, Exhibition Space Pierre Cardin, Paris, France
Exhibition at Bibliothèque Nationale Cabinet d’Estampes, Paris, France
Exhibition at Galerie Municipale de la Marsa, Tunis, Tunisia
1977   Video - Post the Lebanese War, touring to Caracas, Venezuela; São Paolo, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina
International Print Biennial, National Centre de la Gravure, Épinal, France
Exhibition at ARC/Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Peinture murale, brigade d’intervention culturelle (a collective of painters from Arab countries), Université de Jussieu, Paris, France
1976   37th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
L’Algérie des Enfants (Children’s Algeria), Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art, University of São Paulo, Brazil
1975   Exhibition at Studio Xavier de Lassale, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Exhibition at Galerie d'Art d'Orly Sud, Paris, France
1974   Exhibition at Abbey of Saint Germain des Prés, Paris, France
Public Collections
Guggenheim, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Newark Museum, New Jersey, USA
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Musée National d'Art Africain et Océanien, Paris, France
Museum of Modern Art, Cairo, Egypt
Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA
British Museum, London, UK
Museum of Mankind, London, UK
Vesti Corporation, Boston, USA
Chemical Bank, USA
Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
National Gallery, Amman, Jordan
Museum of Modern Art, Tunis, Tunisia
Museum of Contemporary Art, Baghdad, Iraq
Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris, France
Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington D.C., USA
National Gallery, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas, Venezuela
Vatican Library, Rome, Italy
Abbey of Notre-Dame d'Aiguebelle, Montjoyer, France
Our Lady of the Atlas Monastery of Tibhirine, Algeria
Archdiocese of Algiers, Algeria
National Library, Algiers, Algeria
Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France
Garden of the Orient (Jardin d'Orient), Château d’Amboise, France
National Francophone Multimedia Library of Limoges, Limoges, France
Royal Collections, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Miami Art Museum, Miami, USA
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY, USA
Written Art Foundation, Frankfurt, Germany
Sindika Dokolo Foundation, Luanda, Angola
King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India
   
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