Image by Thierry Bal
Parisian by birth, Zineb Sideria is a visual artist most recognised for exploration of modernism and identity through her installations and photography.
Born in 1963, she completed her BA in Critical Finn Art Practice at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art in 1995. She then obtained her MFA in Media at the Slade School of Art in London and completed Photography research at the Royal College of Art. Her artistic practice focuses on issues of memory, transmission, and identity through the complexity of an increasingly interconnected and globalised world. To that end, she founded aria (artist residency in algiers), an artist residency program that promotes cross-cultural and creative exchanges in Algeria.
Zineb is in permanent collection at the Centre Pompidou in Paris; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris; and the Kamal Lazaar Foundation, Tunis, among others. She has exhibited in many collective and solo exhibitions including at the Jeu de Paume in Paris; the Beirut Art Centre; the Berlin Art Fair; Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia; Tate Britain, London; and the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington DC. Zineb has also won various awards and recognitions including the 2001 Prix AfAA: IV Rencontres de la photographie africaine, and the 2009 SAM Art Prize.
Zineb currently lives in London and works between Paris, London, and Algiers. She has been working with photographer Kamel Mennour since 2006 and is currently represented by galerie kamel mennour (Paris), The Third Line (Dubai) and Galerie Plutschow (Zurich).
By Verena Thomson