press release

Lydia Ourahmane
25.01.208 - 25.03.2018
Opening: Thursday 25.01.2018 18:30 – 20:30

The first solo exhibition in an institution by London and Oran-based artist Lydia Ourahmane. Incorporating installation, performance, video and sound, Ourahmane’s work explores the psychological resonance of organic and industrial environments. Following an incident where two guard dogs were stolen from her home in Oran, Ourahmane began an investigation into their whereabouts. For her commission at Chisenhale Gallery, Ourahmane draws from this investigation to explore the conditions and systems that produce violence and the forms of resistance that counter them.

Lydia Ourahmane (b. 1992, Saϊda, Algeria) lives and works between London and Oran. Exhibitions include a good neighbour, 15th Istanbul Biennial, (2017); How to Disappear Completely, Garage Rotterdam, Netherlands (2017); The end of the World, Luigi Pecci Center for Contemporary Art, Italy; Social Calligraphies, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; that a body knows regardless, Interstate Projects, New York (all 2016); The Third Choir, Art Berlin Contemporary, Berlin; Territoires Arabes, Palais de La Culture, Algeria; (all 2015); and Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2014).

Lydia Ourahmane's exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery is supported by The Arab Fund For Arts and Culture – AFAC and Joe & Marie Donnelly. With additional support from the Lydia Ourahmane Supporters Circle.

Chisenhale Gallery’s Commissions Programme 2017-19 is supported by the LUMA Foundation.

Chisenhale Gallery’s Curatorial Trainee Programme 2016-18 is supported by Sirine and Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh.