Born in Algiers in 1982, Atef Berredjem graduated from the Algiers Fine Arts Academy in 2007. His artistic practice spans painting, assemblage, sculpture, installation and performance. In recent years, his works have focused on immigration and colonization, combining images, objects (readymades), words or sentences with materials and scenography. His Raft of Lampedusa (2009) and Africus (2009) are two installations that evoke, amongst other global issues, that of illegal immigrants.
Atef has shown his work in various collective exhibitions, such as Memory at the Citadelle, Algiers (2005), Catalan Caravan at the French Cultural Centre in Annaba (2008), Casbah/Basket at the District Gallery in Marseilles (2008), Modernity in African Art Today at National Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Algiers (2009), and ARTifariti International Festival in Western Sahara (2009).
Atef's residency was realised as part of New Cartographies: Algeria-France-UK, which examined issues of diaspora, migration, memory and identity by investigating the cultural and personal aspects of journeying across politically connected countries.
New Cartographies: Algeria-France-UK
Private View: Thu 7 April 2011, 18:00
Exhibition: 8 April - 5 June 2011 at Cornerhouse (Manchester) Galleries 1, 2 & 3
Opening times: Tue - Sat 12:00-20:00 & Sun 12:00-18:00