Zineb Sedira / Framing the view IV, 2006. Courtesy of the artist and Kamel Mennour, Paris / London © Zineb Sedira, VEGAP, València, 2019
Zineb Sedira (Paris, 1963) explores the landscape of Algeria in a very warm, personal way, linking personal experiences with historical or political aspects while at the same time concentrating especially on questions concerning the desire of many of the country’s citizens to move away, to leave.
That is why her photographs, videos and installations are characterised by using the perspective of her own experience to preserve and transmit the memory of the past as a legacy for future generations.
A rather melancholy idea, interweaving the urgency of having to depart with the desire to remain, which often gives rise to a profound feeling of rootlessness, wherever one may be.
In this exhibition, therefore, Zineb Sedira will explore the notions of family, tradition, oral history, migration and the intergenerational transmission of knowledge in order to address the issue of cultural displacement and the personal and social consequences of migration.