(1931 - 1998)
Mahidienne Baya was active/lived in Algeria. Mahidienne Baya is known for painting.
Biography Mahidienne Baya
Baya Mahieddin's story is one that is imbued with the hopeful
undulations of life - of joy in spite of loss and resolution in the face
of instability. Introduced to the art world by her adoptive mother,
Baya was a self-taught artist who remained true to her own aesthetic
sensibilities. Baya was of Algerian descent, and her attachment to the
light of Blida accompanied her throughout her life. Despite a rather
tenuous political environment shrouded in a post-colonial vernacular,
Baya was unwilling to succumb to post-colonial exile and therefore spent
her lifetime in her hometown.
Baya refused to associate herself with mainstream Western art
signifiers, and therefore rejected all forms of adherence
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