Atef Berredjem lives and works in Annaba, Algeria.
He graduated from the Algiers Fine Arts Academy in 2007. His artistic practice spans painting, assemblage, sculpture, installation and performance. In recent years, his works have focused on immigration and colonization, combining images, objects (readymades), words or sentences with materials and scenography. His Raft of Lampedusa (2009) and Africus (2009) are two installations that evoke, amongst other global issues, that of illegal immigrants.
Atef has shown his work in various collective exhibitions, such as Memory at the Citadelle, Algiers (2005), Catalan Caravan at the French Cultural Centre in Annaba (2008), Casbah/Basket at the District Gallery in Marseilles (2008), Modernity in African Art Today at National Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Algiers (2009), and ARTifariti International Festival in Western Sahara (2009).
Atef Berredjem was in residence in Algiers in September 2013 and worked on a new commission by curator Nora Razian.
Atef and Nora previsouly spent 15-day in Florence at the Villa Romana as part of the ‘Pas de deux : 5 x 2 x 2‘ programme co-curated with Alya Sebti.