Born in 1975, Abdelkader Benchamma lives and works in Paris and Montpellier. He recently exhibited his work at the Collège des Bernadins for the 2018 Nuit Blanche all-night arts event in Paris. Winner of the 2015 Drawing Now prize, the same year the New York Drawing Center invited him to inaugurate a mural drawing program with the Representation of Dark Matter, a monumental piece created on-site (2015-2016). In recent years, his work has been showcased by numerous solo exhibitions, including at the Centquatre in Paris (2018), BlueProject Foundation in Barcelona (2016), FRAC Auvergne in Clermont-Ferrand (2015) and Carré Sainte Anne in Montpellier (2014). Winner of the 1st Prix Occitanie-Médicis 2018, he spent three months in Rome on a residency at Villa Medicis from November 2018 to January 2019.