Samta Benyahia

Samta Benyahia, Born in Constantine, Algeria, in 1950, Samta Benyahia is an Algerian French artist, known for her Arab Andalusian geometrical patterns and rosaceae, called fatima. Benyahia studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris from 1974 to 1980, and subsequently taught at the École supérieure des Beaux-Arts fr:École des beaux-arts d’Alger in Algiers from 1980 to 1988. She immigrated to France in 1988 and received her Master of Advanced Studies in Plastic Arts from the University of Paris VIII. She currently works and lives in Paris. In the past twenty years, Benyahia has participated in numerous group and solo art exhibitions in venues throughout the world, including the Dak’Art Biennale of Dakar, Senegal (2004), the Venice Biennial (2003), the Modern Art Oxford, England (2003), and the Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden (2004), the Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK (2001–2002), the Residency and Exhibition Art in General, New York (1996), as well as at several European and worldwide galleries.