Safia Delta (b. in 1983) is a visual artist based in Marseille, France. Involving a variety of material from immediate to remote environments allows her to develop an autonomy that is part of her feminist approach to the medium. She considers photography as an answer to a need for mending. To reconcile the strata of beings sheltered throughout her lifetime, she activates her subconscious and disrupts temporal limitations.

Her work develops an existential questioning revolving around the construction of identity as experienced by diasporic beings through the intricacies of inherited and personal histories. It also addresses societal issues related to social geographies and technological evolutions.

In 2021, her appeal for pioneering, supportive spaces led her to join the Tilawin Project as a mentor, a platform contributing to the emergence and visibility of female photographers from Algeria and its diaspora. She is now coordinating the programme along with its founder, Liasmine Fodil and she has specially designed the two artworks featured in the exhibition ‘Epilogue : waiting for Omar Gatlato’.


 ︎ instragam     ︎ prints       ︎ book       Tilawin Project
   

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS
2023
Perspectives 23, Galerie le Lac Gelé, Arles, France. 
Epilogue, Waiting for Omar Gatlato, National Centre of Contemporary Art ‘Le Magasin’, Grenoble, France. 
2022
Vantage Point 10,  annual exhibition at Sharjah Art Foundation's, Al Hamriyah Studios, United Arab Emirates.
Festival Maghré'bains des Pâquis,  ICAM L’olivier book shop, Geneva. 
Rhymes from Untold Realms, Geneva Photographic Centre and Djelbana, Bastion Park, Gene
2020                   
Narratives from Algeria, at Photoforum Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland. 


PUBLICATIONS
2023 
Tilawin Project, 32 page zine, CNAC le Magasin. 
2022
Memory I, artist book, auto-edition, 36 pages. 
2020                 
My Mother is a Stranger (And I love her), Fragment Photo Collective annual zine.
2016               
Memory, Underdogs Magazine, Issue 11. 


ONLINE PUBLICATIONS
2023

Fisheye magazine

2022
Gaze magazine, Fast Forward Women. 
2015-2020
Der Grief
, Phroom, Eyeshot Magazine, Epic Stories.


PRIZES, FUNDS
Perspectives 23
, training programme for professionalisation, Strasbourg, France. 


MENTORING
2021- ongoing    
             
Educator for the Tilawin Project, a mentoring programme supporting female photographers from Algeria and its diaspora. 


CURATION
2023
Exhibition “Epilogue : waiting for Omar Gatlato”, videoprojection and zine gathering 21 photographic works.
2022
Jury for Crossroads Programme
2021 - ongoing                
Curation of the work of mentees for the Tilawin Project.
2019 - 2020       
Curation of Fragment Photo Collective blog and co-curation of its annual zine.   


WRITINGS
2019-2020

Interviews for Fragment Photocollective. 
2018 
Creation of ‘Intérieur-s’, a series of five essays offering a comparative study of a painting and a photograph. 


EDUCATION 
2022 
Handprint workshop at Emulsion Lab, Paris. 
2020-2021
Photography history classes, Jeu de Paume museum, Paris. 
2019-2020
Photography classes, Université du Temps Libre, Marseille.





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