Bio / CV

Born in 1986 in Charenton le Pont, France. Lives and works in Paris, France.

Encompassing sculpture, photography, video and installation, the artistic vocabular that Sabrina Belouaar (born in 1986, lives and works in Paris) has developed investigates, with sensitivity, the way our social and cultural identities are constructed, how they echo and collide with each other in a continuous back and forth – from the Maghreb to Western Europe, from the centre to the periphery. The artist does not hesitate to question our preconceptions by revealing the unspoken power dynamics at play in both political and familial spheres.

In a world awash with the overabundance of images shaped and spread by the mass media, Sabrina Belouaar critically addresses the contradictions and mechanisms of our reality, playing with stereotypes and revealing their ambiguities. She weaves bits of information about post-colonial history that she finds through her research into her own history. Thus she is able to combine the political and the poetic, giving substance to works that make visible what is generally marginalized.

Sabrina Belouaar’s field of practice – close to investigative work – allows her to question representations that make up our daily life, to slip into them, explore and hijack them, to highlight their narrative, poetic or critical potential.

Marc Bembekoff

©Mohamed Bourouissa



"Al Mahr" at La Galerie - Centre for Contemporary Art of Noisy-Le-Sec, Paris (cur. Marc Bembekoff)


"The Gold Sellers" at Al Marhoon Gallery, Algiers, Algeria


"Alfortville" with Mohamed Bourouissa at Ambacher Contemporary Gallery, Munich, Germany


"Racine Carré(e)" at Gourvennec Ogor Gallery, Marseille, France



“Europa, Oxalà » Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium (cur. Antonio Pinto Ribeiro, Katia Kameli, and Aimé Mpane)

"Europa, Oxalà" at Fondation Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal (cur. Antonio Pinto Ribeiro, Katia Kameli, and Aimé Mpane)

"Silsilia, le voyage des regards" at Institut des cultures d'Islam, Paris, France


“Europa Oxalà” Mucem, Marseille, France (cur. Antonio Pinto Ribeiro, Katia Kameli and Aimé Mpane)

"Faire Corps" Paris-Beijing Gallery, Paris, France (cur. Camille Bardin).

"Nuit Blanche" at Carreau du Temple, Paris, France

"Zone Franche" at Institut des cultures d'Islam, Paris, France


"Artagon Live", Villa Radet - Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France

"Désolé", Edouard Manet Gallery, Gennevilliers, France (cur. Mohamed Bourouissa).

64th Montrouge Salon, Beffroi, Montrouge, France.


"L'envers d'une autre" at Villa Belleville, Paris, France

Video program at the 68th Jeune Création Festival, Paris, France

“Sense and sensibilia” Doris Ghetta Gallery, Ortisei, Italy (cur. Luigi Fassi and Chiara Nuzzi)

"La fureur du dragon" at Studio 13/16, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.


“LA SAGA” Double V Gallery, Marseille, France

“Balseca/Belouaar” Madragoa Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

13th Sharjah Biennial, Beyrouth, Lebanon (cur. Hicham Khalidi)

"EcoSystème" at Château d'Oiron, Oiron, France (cur. Mohamed Bourouissa)


“Memento” Double V Gallery, Marseille, France

"Liquidation totale" at Ambacher Contemporary Galery, Paris, France


“Minimum Production, Maximum Expression” Gourvennec Ogor Gallery, Marseille, France

"Artagon" at La Villa Deshayes, Paris, France

"Remediate the Everyday" Atelier W, Pantin, France (cur. Eleni Riga)



Invited artist, ART-O-RAMA, Friche La Belle de Mai, Marseille, France


ART-O-RAMA showroom, Friche La Belle de Mai, Marseille, France (cur. Luigi Fassi)


“Drawing Room 015” (with Gourvennec Ogor Gallery), La Panacée, Montpellier, France



Winner of the ART-O-RAMA Showroom 2016 award, Friche La Belle de Mai, Marseille, France



Sabrina Belouaar, Sextant et Plus/ Group Edition, Friche La Belle de Mai



[mac], Museum of Contemporary Art, Marseille, France


Contemporary Art Fund - Paris Collections (contemporary art collection of the City of Paris)