Yazid Oulab

Born in 1958 - Algeria


Yazid Oulab was born in 1958 in Constantine, Algeria.
His father was a mechanic, his mother a French teacher, and he is the nephew of writer Kateb Yacine.

As a teenager, he was in contact with the intellectual scene in his uncle’s home. At the age of 22 he decided to study art and was accepted at the Beaux-Arts School in Algiers. Almost 6 years later, he moved to Marseilles and he was accepted at the Luminy Art School. He worked on construction sites in order to pay his studies, and he became familiar with techniques that helped him a lot in his practice.

In 2008, he was featured in the exhibition Les Traces du Sacré (“Traces of the Sacred”) at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, and he was a resident at the Calder studio from February to July 2009. This year, he has been chosen to inaugurate the new headquarters of the FRAC PACA in Marseille, with the occasion of Marseille’s year as a European Capital of Culture.

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L’ère du graphite, Galerie Eric Dupont, Paris, (France)

L’âge du graphite, Maison Salvan, Labege, (France)

Galerie Eric Dupont, Paris, (France)
"Tailler la montagne", ESAC Pau Expo, Pau, (France)

Yazid Oulab Atelier Calder, Saché, (France)
Yazid Oulab Maison Max Ernst, Huismes, (France)
Yazid Oulab Eglise Saint Nicolas, Tavant, (France)
Le lien, Centre d’art contemporain, St-Restitut, (France)

Galerie Eric Dupont, Paris, (France)

Galerie Eric Dupont, Paris, (France)

Musée Archéologique d’Istres, (France)

Galerie du Tableau, Marseille, (France)

Médiathèque de Miramas, (France)

Galerie du Tableau, Marseille, (France)


FRAC Paca, Marseille, (France)

Le dessin éveillé, LAAC, Dunkerque, (France)
Éclats du monde, Musée de la Chartreuse, Douai, (France)
Traits d’Union, The Venue/solidere, Beyrouth, (Lebanon)
Trait papier, Musée des Beaux-arts de la Chaux de Fonds, Suisse, (France)
Traits d’Union, Musée national de Sanaa, (Yemen)

Magreb : Dos Orillas, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, (Spain)
Traits d’union - Paris et l’art contemporain arabe, Villa Emerige, Paris, (France)
L’art comme plaisir au quotidien,Bourg-en-Bresse, (France)
Le moins du monde, FRAC Lorraine, Metz, (France)
Small, Medium, Large, Donjon de Vez, (France)
Architectures / Utopies / Dessins, MNAC, Bucarest, (Romania)
Wishing&praying, CRG Gallery, New York, (US)
Tenir debout, Musée des Bx-Arts de Valenciennes, (France)

Les Afriques autrement, Maison des arts, Bagneux, (France)
Des intrus au musée, Musée art et histoire, Chinon, (France)
Sans crayon sans gomme, Galerie des Grands Bains Douches de la Plaine, Marseille, (France)

Nous, vous, ils ou elles, FRAC Picardie, Amiens, (France)
Traversées, Espace Nihon Keizai Shimbun, (Japon)
Out of storage II, Rythmes, Mudam, (Luxembourg)

Cent, Galerie Defrost, Paris, (France)
(A)pesanteur, FRAC Lorraine, Metz, (France)
Machines à rêve, passage de Retz, Paris, (France)
Traces du Sacré, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, (France)
Traces du Sacré, Haus der Kunst, Munich, (Germany)
Palais de la Culture, Alger, (Algeria)

The Troubled Waters of Permeability, Parker’s Box, NY, (US)
Dialogues Méditerranéens, Saint-Tropez, (France)

À Fleur de peau, Galerie Eric Dupont, Paris, (France)

Voyage d’artistes, Espace Electra, Paris, (France)

Galerie Martagon, Malaucène, (France)
Le Rectangle, Lyon, (France)

Château de Servières, Marseille.

Culture et Entreprise, Ecole des Beaux-arts, Aix en Provence, (France)

Les Effets du voyage, Palais de la Culture, Le Mans, (France)

Biennale d’Ankara, (Turkey)

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