Driss Ouadahi

1959 · Algeria

Artist biography

Driss Ouadahi is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Algeria, like other famous artists such as Nasr-Eddine Bennacer (Nacer), Lydia Ourahmane, Philippe Parreno, Jean-Pierre Laffont, and Mounir Gouri. Driss Ouadahi was born in 1959.


Driss Ouadahi is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Caroline Pagès Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal and Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Driss Ouadahi

Driss Ouadahi was born in 1959 and was largely influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a desire to evolve and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art emerged by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists wandering through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. A few noteworthy international movements that defined the decade include photorealism, which was initially introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which had a strong impact on the visual culture.

Driss Ouadahi

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