Rachid Koraïchi

Born in 1947 in Ain Beida, Algeria, Rachid Koraichi lives and works between Tunisia and France. He studied at the Institute of Fine Arts and the Superior National School of the Arts in Algeria, before moving to France to continue his further studies at the National School of Decorative Arts and the School of Urban Studies in Paris. Koraichi’s sculptural explorations extend across an impressive range of different media, with his installations including ceramics, textiles, various metals and painted work on silk, paper or canvas. Beginning with the intricate beauties of the Arabic calligraphic scripts his work is composed of symbols, glyphs and ciphers drawn from a wide variety of other languages and cultures. Rachid Koraichi was included in the international touring exhibition Short Century, and in the 47th and 49th Venice Biennale, and in Word into Art at the British Museum, 2006. His works have been widely exhibited around the world, and can be found in many private and public collections including the British Museum, London; the National Museum for African Art, Washington; the Museum of Islamic Arts, Doha and many more. In 2010, he contributed works to the Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil’s exhibition Isla, (Islam) and The Future of Tradition – The Tradition of Future, at the Haus de Kunst, Germany.