Born in 1964, Ammar Bouras studied at the École supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Algiers. Field experience in photography, within the context of the tragic events of the 1990s, added a political dimension and a new impetus to his work. The integration and manipulation of photography led him to a complex photo-painting language. His present multimedia installations, where video and photography are featured in motion-picture walls, situate him at the crossroads of the aesthetic, the social and the political. His bibliography includes Poussières d’ange (2003) with Christian Lecompte and many exhibition catalogues. Bouras has works in African and Middle Eastern museums and in private international collections. He lives and works in Algiers.