Samta Benyahia | the artist
The artist Samta Benyahia
Born 1950, Constantine, Algeria.
Lives and works in Paris, France, .
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Gallery Peter Herrmann
Née près de Constantine, Samta Benyahia a suivi lenseignement de lÉcole des Beaux-Arts dAlger, puis de lÉcole supérieure des Arts décoratifs de Paris…
Algerian artist Samta Benyahia employs Mediterranean Islamic architectural motifs in combination with photographs and oral poetry to explore issues of gender, space and power…
…Samta Benyahia provided a space of meditation with her serene white structure based on the ornamental motif, rosace. The motif is repeated again in shades of blue on the windows, and in the centre, filled with deep turquoise sequins.
Artist Samta Benyahia plays on the idea of the veil and veiling both as cover and as structural motif in this museum-wide installation work called "Architecture of the Veil…"