Pavilion title: Tab tab fi d'zairwatam, Drumming from Algiers to Tamanrasset

The interactive experience of the Algerian pavilion consisted of graphic surfaces displaying representations of sounds created through an arrangement of uniquely designed percussion instruments that compose a vibrant audio landscape. Variations of the ‘galal’ and ‘derboukas’, traditional Arabic drums, were placed above mirrored flooring enchanting audiences with their reflections.

The purpose of the Algerian Pavilion was interaction. Users become musicians, performing improvised beats using contemporary Algerian design-drums. A soundtrack guided the audiences through a sensory experience and inspire personal beats to unify all those within. 

Curators & Designers:

Having studied, trained, and taught between Algiers and Paris, Hellal Zoubir is a painter and designer. His curatorial work reflects his nation, ranging from The Algerian Designer at the Arab World Institute, IMA in Paris in 2012 to "Dzair art and craft" at Museum of African Design (MOAD) in Johannesburg.

Mourad Krinah is both a graphic designer and artist by trade, and has also curated New Algerian Art Scene, Dakar Biennial 2014. He designed and the Picturie Générale exhibitions: Artissimo (Algiers 2013), La Baignoire (Algiers 2014) and Volta Market (Algiers 2016).

Walid Bouchouchi’s work has been shown nationally and internationally also working closely with Krinah on many of the same exhibitions and regularly expressing an interest in national representation in the cultural arena.

Souad Delmi Bouras is an interior designer living and working in Algieria. Regularly using colour palettes from Algeria, her bright graphics and shapes are a reflection of the city she calls home. Souad has participated in Design Days Dubai, the Arab World Institute Paris amongst a number of other exhibitions in Algeria.

An industrial and product designer living in the city of Rouiba, Mohamed Ourrad produces new textures and weaves experimental material in his studio that he manages and exhibits within. He has exhibited extensively throughout Algeria.

Supported by

L’Office National des Droits d’Auteur et des Droits Voisins – ONDA

L’Espace d’Art Contemporain d’El Achour - ESPACO

L’Agence Algérienne pour le Rayonnement Culturel – AARC

Le Musée National d’Art Moderne et Contemporain d’Alger – MaMa

Lastar Communication