Academic Advisory Board
Zahia Rahmani (Algeria, 1962), writer and art historian, joined the INHA in January 2004. She conducts a cross-sectional and prospective research program on contemporary artistic practices in globalization. She currently works on the construction of a bibliographic database, whose objective is to present a theoretical body – from his genealogy to loans made to comparative literature – used by critical and professional actors of the contemporary global art scene. She is also co-director of the group of reflections, “History of the arts from the modern age to the contemporary worlds”. His books, Moze (2003), Musulman Roman (2005) and France, récit d’une enfance (“France, history of a childhood”, 2006) were published by the publisher Sabine Wespieser. Frequently asked to participate in conferences, her writings have been pointed out and commented by researchers both in France and abroad.
In 2008, she published Le Harki comme spectre ou l’Ecriture de déterrement (“The Harki as Spectrum or Disinterment Writings”), Retours du colonial? Disculpation et réhabilitation de l’histoire coloniale (“Return of the colonial? Discrimination and Rehabilitation of French Colonial History” published by Atalante), a text that reflects the experimental work she is doing on postcolonial studies and its unthinking figures. Parallel to her literary activity, from 1999 to 2002, Rahmani directed the Research Program, a postgraduate degree from the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, under the direction of Alfred Pacquement. She has previously worked at Villa Arson, at the École Nationale d’art in Nice, in the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Pomme and at Léo Castelli Gallery, in New York.