Born in 1975 in Mazamet, France, Abdelkader Benchamma lives and works in Paris and Montpellier. He adopts a variety of artistic approaches, taking in everything from a simple sheet of paper to installations. The medium he prefers to work in is black and white drawing. Inspired by literature, philosophy, astrophysics and esoteric reflections, his works create visual scenarios that question our relationship to reality as they probe the frontiers of the invisible.
Winner of the Drawing Now Award in 2015, he was commissioned to create a piece for the New York Drawing Center the same year. His work has featured in numerous solo exhibitions, including L'horizon des Evénements, at Centquatre in Paris, 2018. He is taking part in several group exhibitions in 2019: Eldorama, Lille 3000, 100 artistes dans la Ville-ZAT 2019, Montpellier, with a public commission, and Landscapes, the Pola Museum of Art, Kanagawa (Japan) in August.