Rachid Koraichi

Born in Ain Beida, 1947 and lives in France

Rachid Koraïchi was born in Ain Beida, Algeria, in 1947, and now lives and works in Tunisia and France. He first studied at the Institute of Fine Arts and the Superior National School of the Arts in Algeria, before moving to France to continue his studies at the National School of Decorative Arts and the School of Urban Studies in Paris.
Koraïchi’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. His work is influenced by an abiding fascination with signs of all kinds, both real and imaginary. 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. Whether the source be the numerological insights of ancient cultures or his inventive and imaginary Chinese ideograms that appear to share similar forms, Koraïchi’s work integrates these layered systems of signs into an organised and marvellous description of the world that surrounds us.

Yesterday is tomorrow’s memory: a group show of work from North Africa
Following solo exhibitions from two seminal artists on their roster, Rachid Koraichi and Nja Mahdaoui,...
16 May 2016 - 30 Jul 2016
Elmarsa Gallery
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Hurufiyya: Art & Identity
“Hurufiyya: Art & Identity”, organized by Barjeel Art Foundation at Bibliotheca Alexandrina,...
30 Nov 2016 - 25 Jan 2017
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
100 Masterpieces of Modern and Contemporary Arab Art
The Arab World Institute (IMA) presents the exhibition “100 Masterpieces of Modern and Contemporary...
28 Feb 2017 - 02 Jul 2017
Institut du Monde Arabe
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