Lydia Ourahmane
Somerset House Studios resident

Lydia Ourahmane

Artist based in London, Algiers and Barcelona.

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

Ourahmane’s research-driven practice spans spirituality, contemporary geopolitics, migration, and the complex histories of colonialism. She incorporates video, sound, performance, sculpture, and installation on an often large or monumental scale that has consequences beyond the walls of her exhibitions.

Drawing on personal and collective narratives and experiences, Ourahmane challenges broader institutional structures, and the ways these forces are registered. Her recent solo exhibitions include: 108 Days, MACBA, Barcelona (2024), Tassili, SculptureCenter, NY (2022) and rhizome, Algiers (2023), Survival in the afterlife, Portikus; Frankfurt and De Appel, Amsterdam (2021); Barzakh, Kunsthalle Basel, Triangle – Astérides, Marseille, S.M.A.K. Ghent (2021); Solar Cry, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2020); and The you in us, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2018), among others. Her work was included in 60th La Biennale di Venezia (2024), 34th Bienal de São Paulo (2021) and the New Museum Triennial (2018).

During her residency she will be working on a new body of work in collaboration with Sophia Al Maria.