Sarah El Hamed

Performance Artist


Sarah El Hamed (born in 1985, Versailles) is a French-Algerian performance artist based in Paris. She works between Paris, Algiers and London. 

She graduated from London College of Communication (UAL, 2010) and worked actively as an Arts Manager since then. She produced many projects such as: art exhibitions, concerts, workshops and conferences. 

She counts amongst her inspirations diverse range of rituals and symbols from worldwide ancestral traditions as well as her North African heritage.

Her atmospheric performances are mainly aiming to blur the boundaries of suspended reality. They are social experiments orchestrated as ceremonies in which the audience is invited to participate. 

She uses various mediums : live performances, urban interventions, oral poetry, video art, photography and installations.

Portrait by Aurore Vinot ©