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Lydia Ourahmane on her exhibition
Artist Lydia Ourahmane reflects on her exhibition at the Wattis.

Ourahmane's exhibition positions faith and belief as the invisible mechanisms that organize bodies within space, reflecting on writer Georges Bataille's notion of the sacred through her mother's still-in-process memoirs. The artist shares her artistic process in this short interview. Watch below to hear what inspired the exhibition title صرخة شمسية Solar Cry and how Ourahmane sees the blue filters covering the gallery's windows altering the experience of the art and sound works in the exhibition.




Lydia Ourahmane's solo exhibition صرخة شمسية Solar Cry took place in 2020. Click here for images and more information.

Lydia Ourahmane (b. 1992, Saïda, Algeria) lives and works in Algiers. She received her B.F.A. from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2014 and has exhibited her work in group exhibitions such as Manifesta 12 (Palermo, Italy, 2018), Songs for Sabotage, the New Museum Triennial (New York, 2018), and the 15th Istanbul Biennial (2017), among others. Chisenhale presented her solo show The you in us in 2018. CCA Wattis Institute's exhibition is the first solo museum exhibition of her work in the United States.