Name: Sofiane ZouggarBio:
graduated in Ceramic from the École des Beaux-Arts of Algiers. His work focuses on researching the Algerian identity and socio-political issues, as well as the human conditioning in relation to information. Working since 2013 on the archive and memory of the « Dark decade » (or « The Algerian civil war ») through exploring the image as traces. In his work, Sofiane uses different mediums such as photography and video, sound, movement and interactive installations.
He has participated in several exhibitions including Dak’Art 2012 Biennale in Dakar, Senegal; the World Event Young Artists in Nottingham, UK ; Picturie Générale in Algiers, Algeria ; the « The MoMRtA » (The Museum Of Manufactured Response To Absence) at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art - MAMA in Algiers, Algeria ; The Algerian Pavilion at the Dak’Art 2014 Biennale in Dakar, Senegal ;Festival National de la Photographie d’Art (FESPA), La condition humaine, Algiers; the Qalandiya international Biennial in Ramallah, Palestine ; Pan-African video art festival Boda Boda Lounge, Algiers. And in June 2017 at Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig, "Chinafrika,under-construction". And March Project exhibition Commissioned by Sharjah Foundation in October 2017. And recently in February 2018 "Rasm" exhibition at the the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art - MAMA in Algiers.
The Wallach Art Gallery/Columbia University, New York, 2019,Waiting for Omar Gatlato: A Survey of Algerian Contemporary Art.