Rachid Koraichi

(b. 1947) Born in Algeria in 1947, Rachid is the descendant of an old Sufi family in the region. He grew up surrounded by the contemplation and reverence to the word, mysticism, writing, numerology and inscription. He works and lives in France. He graduated from the school of Fine Arts in 1971, from the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs” in Paris in 1975 and from the “Ecole des Beaux Art” in Paris in 1977. The training that he had left him with a sharp sense of the importance of technique and virtuosity in several styles and media. In 1990, he had an exhibition at the Georges Pompidou Arts and Culture Centre in Paris, in conjunction with Michel Buto. In 1997 his solo exhibition “Lettres d’Argile Hommage a ibn Arabi” toured in France, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Tunisia and Algeria. In 2001, he had a solo exhibition at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts and the Institut Francais de Casablanca et de Marakech. That same year he took part in the 49th Venice Biennale. His work is present in the collections of the Musee d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris. Of the Musee National d’Art Africain et Oceanien in Paris. Of the Museum of Modern Art in Cairo and of the British Museum, to name of few.