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PresentationFatima Chafaa was born in 1973, in Algiers, where she currently lives and works. She exerted as a photographer during a few years, and then resumed her studies at the school of Arts in Algiers where she graduated in 2006.
Her studies in painting and sculpture, her photographic experiment helped her in her work which is mainly based on “dolls” as a means of expression related to her childhood.
Her work is a mixture of photographs and installations where dolls take the major place. Her themes are personal; they reflect the ambiguity and ambivalence of the daily life of the individual in general and woman in particular. Fatima takes the role of the observer and the observed.
Her work enables her to get great prizes in her country: in 2003 she received the prize of the Asselah foundation, in 2006 she a bronze medal-holder during the exposure “grains of tormented women #2”. In 2008, she obtained the great prize of the president of the republic: “prize Ali Maachi of the young creator”.
Fatima Chafaa exposes regularly since 2003 in Algeria and 2008 abroad.