Born in 1975 in Mazamet (France), Abdelkader Benchamma lives and works in Paris and Montpellier.
Benchamma chooses to work in a sole medium: drawings. He adopts different approaches to the drawing process, sometimes moving across a sheet of paper with the meticulous strokes of an engraver, sometimes spreading over a wall with lavish gestures that appropriate the space. The matter escapes from the frame in a form of organic growth. Inspired by literature, philosophy, astrophysics and esoteric reflections, his works create visual scenarios that question our relationship to reality as they probe the frontiers of the invisible.
« 100 artistes dans la ville » - Cosma - Public art commission
At the invitation of Nicolas Bourriaud, director of the MOCO Collection Hotel in Montpellier, Abdelkader Benchamma has created a permanent installation in the public space of the city as part of the "100 artists in the city" program. The Cosma installation is made from incrustations of marble slabs and is completed with paintings. The title refers to the art of marble mosaic pavements developed by the Cosmati between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries in Rome.
From 08/06/2019 to 28/07/2019
Eldorama, Lille 3000 - Group show
The Tripostal unfolds the great Eldorado story through a myriad of contemporary works of art borrowed from all over the world. In three chapters, corresponding to the three floors of the building: 1. The dreamed worlds, 2. The rush, 3. An endless Eldorado, the exhibition stages the universal adventure of all the eldorados who spur individuals and people to move
Curators: Jérôme Sans, Jean-Max Colard, with the collaboration of Isabelle Bernini.
TRIPOSTAL, LILLE, FRANCE
From 27/04/2019 to 01/10/2019
UN AUTRE MONDE///DANS NOTRE MONDE - Group show
UN AUTRE MONDE///DANS NOTRE MONDE is questioning our relationship with the real world through many sectors of creation and knowledge, on the frontiers of science, tradition, fantasy, sciencefiction and ultimately of the real. UN AUTRE MONDE///DANS NOTRE MONDE is a hybrid event between the itinerant collective exhibition, the symposium and the epistemological experimental laboratory.
FRAC PACA, MARSEILLES, FRANCE
From 23/03/2019 to 02/06/2019