Dalila Dalléas Bouzar

Dalila Dalléas Bouzar


  • Postcolonial art production

  • Oran (Algeria)

Dalila Dalléas Bouzar is an Algerian artist. She graduated from the École des Beaux‑arts de Paris and has a degree in Biology from the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris. She paints and performs. She is interested in representation within the field of art, especially relating to the status of women.

In 2003 she set up painting workshops for women in Oran, Algeria. She taught there for six months. She lived in Berlin between 2010 and 2014. She is a prize winner in the Goldrush project for female artists.

In 2011 she returned to Algeria to develop a reflection on her traumatic memory of the war. The results were published in the book Algérie Année 0, which features drawings and texts by the author.

Dalila Dalléas Bouzar lives and works in Bordeaux. She belongs to the artist group grOEp, which is currently resident in the metropolitan archives of Bordeaux.

She maintains a strong connection with Africa, where she comes from. She is represented by the Galerie Cécile Fakhoury with branches in Abidjan, Dakar and Paris. Since 2004 she has had exhibitions at the Dakar Biennale, the Kaohsiung Museum in Taiwan, the Museum of Black Civilizations in Dakar, the Kunstraum Bethanien in Berlin, various galleries in France, and the Institut français in Algeria.

She has travelled to the Falkland Islands for the purposes of art, and has done residencies in Serbia, Congo-Brazzaville, South Africa and Algeria.

Contributions by Dalila Dalléas Bouzar