Koraïchi, Rachid
Born 1947 in Aïn Beïda, Algeria
Lives and works in Paris, France
Rachid Koraïchi’s creative explorations extend across an array of media, including ceramics, textiles, bronze, corten steel, wood and paintings. Over his long career, Koraïchi has been influenced by a fascination with symbols and scripts drawn from a variety of languages and cultures, which he combines to create his mixed media installations. These large-scale projects employ an array of elements that are commonly executed in widely divergent places. Koraïchi’s masterpieces have been part of many solo and group exhibitions internationally. In 2011 he was awarded the prestigious Jameel Prize by the V&A, London. This year Koraïchi will open his latest project The Garden of Africa, a memorial resting place in Tunisia for the migrants drowned while crossing the Mediterranean. His work is in public collections including the British Museum, London; the Newark Museum, Newark; the Miami Art Museum, Miami and the Guggenheim, Abu Dhabi.
Rachid Koraïchi, The Garden of Africa - Le Jardin d'Afrique, 2020, Etching, 108.5 x 76 cm, Edition of 70 (#25/70). Courtesy of October Gallery.

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