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’
, Galerie le Lac Gelé, Arles, France.
Epilogue, Waiting for Omar Gatlato
, National Centre of Contemporary Art ‘Le Magasin’, Grenoble, France.
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
Narratives from Algeria,
at Photoforum Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland.
, 32 page zine, CNAC le Magasin.
, artist book, auto-edition, 36 pages.
My Mother is a Stranger (And I love her)
, Fragment Photo Collective annual zine.
Underdogs Magazine, Issue 11.
Fast Forward Women
, Eyeshot Magazine, Epic Stories.
, training programme for professionalisation, Strasbourg, France.
Educator for the
, a mentoring programme supporting female photographers from Algeria and its diaspora.
Exhibition “Epilogue : waiting for Omar Gatlato”, videoprojection and zine gathering 21 photographic works.
2021 - ongoing
Curation of the work of mentees for the
2019 - 2020
Fragment Photo Collective
blog and co-curation of its annual zine.
Interviews for Fragment Photocollective.
, a series of five essays offering a comparative study of a painting and a photograph.
Handprint workshop at Emulsion Lab, Paris.
Photography history classes, Jeu de Paume museum, Paris.
Photography classes, Université du Temps Libre, Marseille.
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