Born 1947, Aïn Beïda, Algeria
Rachid Koraïchi studied art at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Algiers and Paris, 1967–71 and 1975–7; at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 1971-5; and at the Institut d'Urbanisme at the Académie de Paris, 1973-5. His work comprised drawings, weavings, prints, paintings on silk, and installations, which often include Arabic script as well as magical signs and symbols. He has collaborated with a number of poets and authors, among them Mahmoud Darwish, Mohammed Dib, Jamel Eddine Bencheikh, René Char, and Michel Butor.
In 1995, he was one of six international artists - along with Friedensreich Hundertwasser (Austria), Souleymane Keita (Senegal), Roberto Matta (Chile), Robert Rauschenberg (US), and Dan You (Vietnam) - chosen for the UNESCO project Six Flags of Tolerance. He has exhibited extensively, including the forty-ninth Venice Biennale, 2001, where his celebrated installation, The Path of Roses, was displayed, and at the October Gallery, London, 2005. Koraïchi is an honorary member of the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, founded in Ramallah, Palestine, 1996. He lives and works in Paris.