(Algeria 1986) Live in Barcelona since 2014, he works in Algiers and Barcelona.
Mohamed Benhadj is a Performance artist and art curator. His work explores body art, endurance art, body and limits. known for his vanguard performance pieces that use his body both as subject and vehicle treating politics, religion and society as subjects.
Mohamed has followed a long course of study in graphic art and design in Algiers, intergrated Metàfora international workshop and art therapy in Barcelona for a high graduation in contemporary art discipline.
He began his artistic career by a solo exhibition in Algiers and Leiden in 2011. Afterward he makes collective exhibitions in Barcelona and Amsterdam long of 2011 and 2012. He performed live at first in Algeria where he also created his own performing arts platform to be the most avant garde event in Algiers treating the society, religion and politics as subject.
Actually curating Al-Tiba9 project for its 7th edition in Algiers and Barcelona, an International Contemporary art event, featuring artists and galleries from North Africa, the Middle East and worldwide hosted by well known museums in Algiers from them Bardo National Museum.
His work has been Selected as finalist in Performance Art section at Arte Laguna Prize 14.15 and performed live in Arsenale Venice. From there, his works get into many events and museums such as Bardo National Museum in Algiers Algeria, CICA Museum of contemporary Art in Seoul South Korea, The New Museum of Netwerked art in Kolen Germany, TAM torrance art Museum, Morphos festival Plazzo Alberizzi in Venice Italy, Mira Digital Arts Festival in Barcelona Spain and participated in many International solidarity Events with Syrian refugees in Czech Republic, Greece, Germany and Italy.