Rachid Koraïchi studied at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Algiers, before continuing his studies in Paris at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, the Institut d’Urbanisme and the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. For more than 40 years, Koraïchi’s masterpieces have been part of many international solo and group exhibitions. His latest major installation, a work honouring his recently deceased mother, is currently in preparation for the Casablanca Biennial in April 2014 in Morocco. In 2011, Koraïchi won the Victoria & Albert Museum’s prestigious Jameel Prize. He directly invested the prize-money into restoring a date-palm plantation in the Algerian Sahara, one of the many projects he maintains that combine art and ecology in a synergetic manner.
Aside from his site-specific projects, his work is represented in several major public collections, including the Guggenheim, Abu Dhabi, the British Museum and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art in New York.