Courtesy Margaux Burin / PROJETS Média


Born in 1986, she lives and works in Boulogne Billancourt (France).

Isolation, solitude, the body in relation to the world are the main subjects of Ymane Chabi-Gara’s paintings. They represent individuals, alone or in small groups (such as the Japanese Hikikomori), in universes and situations that mirror their interiority. At first, a very detailed drawing determines the structure of the composition. Then the experience of painting for its own sake, opens sensitive and pictorial possibilities.

Graduated from La Cambre in Brussels in 2008 and the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2020, she was awarded several international prizes such as the International Grand Prix of the Takifuji Art Award, Japan, 2020, the Rose Taupin- Dora Bianka Prize as well as the Sisley Beaux-Arts de Paris Prize. Her work was exhibited in several collective exhibitions such “100% L’EXPO” at La Villette and Reiffers Art Initiatives in Paris (2022), Révélations Emerige, Paris and Toulon the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Brussels and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2021). Her first solo show was inaugurated as part of the Sisley Beaux-Arts de Paris Prize in 2021.


Musashino, 2022

Acrylic on plywood

63 x 94.5 in. / 160 x 240 cm

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