Amina Zoubir - Algeria
Mrs. Name Amina Surname ZOUBIR (www.aminazoubir.com)
Born at Algiers in 1983.
Live and work between Algiers (Algeria) and Paris (France)
Videomaker and visual artist, Amina Zoubir develops performances through the notions of female body in urban spaces, her artworks question the social and historical thoughts from the poetics and myths in Maghreb (North Africa). She exhibited in Algeria and internationnally at foundations in Ivory Coast, Cyprus, Italy; at Biennals in Dakar, Lagos, Casablanca, Pontevedera, Yakutsk and at Museums in Maxxi Rome, Caam Las Palmas and Musac Spain.
She is graduated MFA Theory and practice of contemporary art and new media University Paris 8 and DESA degree at the School of Fine Arts of Algiers. Her works had been exhibited at the Dakar Biennal, Lagos Biennal, Casablanca Biennal, Addis FotoFest, Lagos Photo Festival, Biennial BY14 Yakutsk Russia, Views of Arab photographers at MAMA Museum Algiers Algeria, Psychedelic women: the middle Eastern body languages at PasaJist Gallery, Istanbul Turkey, Pink Gallery, Seoul South Korea, Vovatanya Gallery, Kharkiv Ukraine, Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography, Ljubljana Slovenia, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California USA, Artos Foundation, Nicosia Cyprus, TAC, Eindhoven Netherlands, French Cultural Centre of Douala Cameroon, Leonardo Palazzo darte contemporano, Turin Italy, Cinematheque de Tanger Morroco. Her artworks had been included in collections of Fondation Donwahi (Abidjan, Ivory Coast), FRAC Abatoirs (Toulouse, France), African Artists for Development (Paris, France).
The concepts developed through her artworks request the notions, the positionings and the tensions of language of the human being/animal/object body and its joint in urban/rural/¬fictional space. Her installations, drawings, videos, sculptures, photographs, land art are textual and contextual interventions on materials: wax, wood, metals and wall, reveal and deconstruct a behavioral allusion of the transfer of the unconscious and the imagination of individuals, evolving in a predetermined space according to the sociocultural, ethnopsychical and political contexts. The intention of the created images tries to embellish this moment of distance of the ordinary physical standards, to reveal an esthetics of the performative action operated by the artist whose intervention of the imbalance aims at thwarting the established order and at lifting the dissimulation of the imagination. A moved and poetic look on the body, articulated by spaces favoring the positioning of who look is looked.