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Rachid Koraichi

Master calligrapher and multi-media artist Rachid Koraichi was born in Ain Beida, Algeria in 1947 and lives and works in Tunis.

Koraichi graduated from the Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Algeria and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

His artistic output includes drawings, textiles, prints, paintings on silk and installations, usually featuring quotations, Arabic script, magical signs and symbols.

Koraichi has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows, including “The Dance of Pen and Ink”, State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow (2007-2008) and Hermitage Museum St Petersburg (2008); Without Boundary, MOMA, New York (2006); the 49th Venice Biennale (2001) and Six Flags of Tolerance for UNESCO (1995).

His work is in several public and private collections including The National Museum of African Art, Washington DC and The British Museum, London.

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