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Sid Ahmed Hamdad born 1948 in Sidi-Bel-Abbes (Algeria)                        

Educated as a drilling engineer,  he had started painting in the early sixties under the direction of the Spanish master Carlos Alberto (winner of the Grand Prix de Rome), and was his student until 1968, when he received his degree.

Under the tutelage of the master, he participated in three exhibitions, two in 1965 and one in 1967; by 1969, he went to University where he created his own workshop, a workshop that he ran during his studies in Oran University

Between 2001 and 2003, he lived in France, where he was able to paint and exhibit, and finally returned to Sidi-Bel-Abbes in Algeria to open a workshop and worked with his son, artist Hamdad Bilal.

UNAC member since 1987 - Algeria
ADAGP member since 1998 - Paris
Member of the "House of Artists" from 2002 - Paris

Selected Exhibitions:
1969  University of Oran, Algeria
1976  Petrochemical Institute of Boumerdes, Algeria
1996  Regional Theatre of Sidi-Bel-Abbes - Algeria
1997  CRIDISSH (Research and Social Documentary Information Centre), University of Oran, Algeria
1998  College of Chebani in Sfisef ex. Mercier-Lacombe (for students) - Algeria.
1999  National Museum of Zabana, Oran-Algeria
2000  House of Culture "Abdelkader Alloula" Tlemcen, Algeria
2001  University Djillali Liabes in Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Algeria.
2003  Museum of local history, Tourcoing, France
2003  Exhibition Hall of Valenciennes, France

1980-1986  A series of portraits of the Emir Abdelkader, on plaster
1998  decors of ancient Egypt for a school play called "Cleopatra" of Mohamed Bousahra presented at the National Festival of Theatre for Children, Mostaganem, Algeria
2004  Book cover illustration, author: Abdelkader Saidi "the son of Algerian peasants and other tales" & “Legends Collection Worlds - Harmattan Edition - Paris.
2005  Metal status memorizing the events of March 2, 1937 at Sfisef, Algeria
2006  Design and choreography of a play "Rah Ikharaf" Youcef Mila produced by the Regional Theatre of Sidi-Bel-Abbes for the Festival Theatre Business – Algiers

Selected Group Exhibitions:
1965  Ibn Khaldoun Hall in Algiers, Algeria
1965  Geneva, Lausanne and Bern - Switzerland
1967  Regional Theatre of Sidi-Bel-Abbes - Algeria
1998  Cultural Center "The Dome" Sidi-Bel-Abbes - Algeria
1999  Eighth National Arts Festival in Souk Ahras - Algeria
2000  Municipal Cultural Centre of Sidi-Bel-Abbes - Algeria
2003  Regional Theatre of Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Algeria
2004  Regional Theatre of Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Algeria
2004  Fourth National Exhibition of Art in Oran - Algeria
2005  Second Mediterranean Art’s Festival, Oran - Algeria
2006  Third Mediterranean Exhibition of Art in Oran - Algeria
2007  Fourth Mediterranean Exhibition of Art  in Oran - Algeria
2009  Rxhibition In the memory of the artist Belabésien Boukerche

1965  Presidential Award for "Young talents" – Algiers, Algeria
1998  Price of stenography at the National Festival of Theatre for Children, Mostaganem - Algeria
1999  Award of the best portrait at the eighth National Arts Festival, Souk Ahras - Algeria
2003  Winner of the international competition organized by "Artists-Magazine" – Paris, France

The modern art magazine, 2007
The arts in Sidi-Bel-Abbes, genesis and affirmation, 2007
The arts in stenography, 2008
"Icarus fell from heaven", Sidi-Bel-Abbes, 2011

Newspaper Articles in Algeria:
El-Mujahid. April 13th, 1965
West-Tribune. November 5th, 1997- December 2nd, 1997- March 7th, 1999- June 10th, 2000
El-Khabar. September 8th, 1997- June 1st, 2000- June 6th, 2000
El-Djoumhouria. 28-12-1997, 02-03-1997.
Algeria-The Evening. 29-12-1997.
Er-ray. November 24th, 1998- March 8th, 2000
El-Watan. March 25th, 1999- June 10th, 2000- March 27th, 2006- August 23rd, 2007
Review Bimonthly Mékerra. March-April-2000.
Voix de l’oranie. August 12, 2002- January 16th, 2006- January 28th, 2006- March 25th, 2006- November 2nd, 2010

Newspaper Articles in France:
La Voix du Nord. February 21st, 2003
Freedom-Hebdo. February 28th, 2003

Information provided by Abdelkader Hamdad, the artist's son

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