Houria Niati

Country: Algeria

Title:  Untitled

Medium: Oil on canvas

Size: 33" x 45.5"

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Born in Khemis-Miliana, Algeria, Niati received a diploma in community work. Her education included studies in visual art and music, and she received her degree from the National School of Tixeraine in Algeria in 1969. She studied drawing at the Camden Art Center and received a degree in Fine Arts from the Croydon College of Art. A painter, singer, and poet, Niati often accompanies her painting exhibitions with Algerian songs from a classical Andalusian repertoire and reads her own poetry which is written in French. Her work has received critical attention.

Her selected solo exhibitions include: Rochan Gallery and the Small Mansion Art Center Gallery, London, 1990; Maison de la Culture, Courbevoie, France, 1987; and Delirium, Africa Center, London.

Her selected group exhibitions include: Forces of Change: Artists of the Arab World, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, 1994; Four by 4, Harris Museum, Preston, England, 1989; Kaufa Gallery, London, 1988; International Art Fair, Olympia, London, 1985; and Into the Open, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, Nottingham, and Newcastle, England, 1984.
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