Mo' Mohamed Benhadj (Algeria)
(Algeria 1986) Live in Barcelona since 2014, he works in Algiers and Barcelona.
Mohamed has followed a long course of study in graphic art and design in Algiers, intergrated Metàfora international workshop and art therapy in Barcelona for a high graduation in contemporary art discipline.
He began his artistic career by a solo exhibition in May 2011 and in a Dutch art gallery in Leiden. Afterward he makes collective exhibitions in Barcelona and Amsterdam long of 2011 and 2012.
From begin 2012, he performed live at first in Algeria and created, together; "Collectif Asswad" with his collective artist Mazia Djad many artistic projects treating the society as subject.
Actually curating Al-Tiba9 project for its 6th edition in Algiers and Barcelona, an International Contemporary art event, inviting artists and galleries from Algeria and worldwide hosted by well known museums in Algiers from them Bardo National Museum.
His work has been Selected as finalist in Performance Art section at Arte Laguna Prize 14.15 and performed live in Arsenale Venice in March 2015. from there, his work gets into many events and museums such as Bardo National Museum in Algiers Algeria, CICA Museum of contemporary Art in Seoul South Korea, The New Museum of Netwerked art in Kolen Germany, Morphos festival Plazzo Alberizzi in Venice Italy, Mira Digital Arts Festival in Barcelona Spain and participated in many International solidarity Events with Syrian refugees in Czech Republic, Greece, Germany and Italy.
Performance Art (Live)
Upon arrival, the body happens and apear in a very discret way, encrusted walls, as if it takes root in history, in time and in his life. As if the path is a matrix that contains encrypted codes in our history, religion, experience, our culture and our vision of the future.
People do not refuse the touch or to move away or get upset, not even to have the feeling that something is taking part of their appearance. It is a size of touching where they find themselves, it is a touch that generates energy ... or rather that touches a very deep identity, generate an interior hope for survival, for recognition, for discovery and exploration. For a Revival.
It is a feeling of renewal, of a return to the world. To Exist.