Abdelkader Benchamma lives and works between Paris and Montpellier, and studied Fine art at l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Benchamma uses varied techniques and media to explore the constructed aspect of reality, inspired by cosmology, science fiction, existentialist theatre and literature. He has exhibited at Foundation Louis Vuitton, Fondation Boghossian and The Drawing Centre in New York. His works were included in 'Future of a Promise', a Pan Arab exhibition during the 54th Venice Biennale, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha and many more. 

Abdelkader Benchamma
Dates of residency: January - February 2017
Born: 1975
Hometown: Mazamet, Southern France
Lives and works: Paris and Montpellier
URL: http://www.ivde.net/artists/25-abdelkader-benchamma/biography/
Education: Fine Arts at École Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris 2013
Gallery: Isabelle van den Eynde
Selected shows:
2017 Tamawuj, 13th Sharjah Biennial
2017 Sous la terre, des etoiles, Art Kulte, Rabat
2016 The Great Invisible Battle, Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona
2016 Curiosites & Merveilles, Christie's, Paris
2016 The Unbearable Likeness, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai