Kunsthalle Basel

Lydia Ourahmane


02 Mar - 16 May 2021

Lydia Ouramahne, __ kg Fertile soil smuggled from Medea, Algeria., 2015-16
Lydia Ourahmane, production still, In the Absence of our Mothers, 2015-18
Lydia Ourahmane, Installation view, صرخة شمسية Solar Cry, CCA Wattis Institute, 2020. Photo: Impart Photography
A ransom, an illicit border crossing, an exchange of nationalities: transactions of different sorts are often the conceptual starting point for the art of Lydia Ourahmane (* 1992). For her first exhibition in Switzerland, the Algerian-born artist extends her recurrent exploration of the way histories of displacement and colonial oppression are inscribed upon bodies.