Delfina Foundation

Katia Kameli

London: 19/04/12 — 20/07/12

Born in 1973, Katia Kameli is a French Algerian artist, director and producer based in Paris. After studying in Vienna, she graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Bourges and received a postgraduate degree in New Media in 2003 from the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Marseille.

Kameli’s work is closely linked to her personal experience of dual identities, exploring multiplicity and the ‘in-between’. Through video, photography, installation and drawing, she investigates intercultural spaces, intersecting identities and their construction. Thus she positions herself as a hybrid using this ‘third space’ to enable the emergence of other visions, positions and forms. This ‘third space’ questions historical accounts and can generate a critical stance that allows the rewriting of history and narratives.

In 2011 and 2006 Kameli directed and produced Trans-Maghreb, a video platform for young filmmakers in Algiers. She was the winner of the program Paris-New York, CulturesFrance in 2007-2008 and participated in a residency at Location One, NY. Her work has found an audience and gained recognition on the national and international artistic and cinematographic scene such as: Centre Georges Pompidou (2008), French Cinematheque (2007), Manifesta 8 (2010), Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv (2008), Galerie Anne Villepoix in Paris (2008), Rotunda Gallery, New York (2008), Seville Biennale (2008), Cornerhouse, Manchester (2011), Bamako Encounters (2011), Marrakech Biennale (2012), and Dakar Biennale (2012).