Cité Internationale des Arts

Residency Program for Algerian Artists - 2022 winners

Created in 2022 by the French Ministry of Culture, following the delivery of the Stora report and as part of the implementation of the recommendations aimed at appeasing Franco-Algerian memories, this program of cross-residence, creation and research, was aimed at Algerian visual artists, musicians and writers working and living in Algeria. 

The winners of the program will benefit for four months of a research residency between the Cité internationale des arts in Paris and the Friche la Belle de Mai in Marseille or the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, with professional and artistic support, a life grant, transportation costs during residence and production assistance.

"Ecritures" laureates, Residencies from 30 October 2022 to 27 February 2023 between the Cité internationale des arts and the Camargo Foundation:

  • Samira NEGROUCHE
  • Lynda CHOUITEN 

Lynda Chouiten


Lynda Chouiten holds a PhD awarded by the National University of Ireland, Galway, and is Professor of Anglophone literature at the University of Boumerdes (Algeria). She is the author of several articles on literary criticism and two academic books, published respectively in the USA and the UK: a study of the work of Isabelle Eberhardt and a collective volume on authority. Lynda Chouiten has also published two novels: Le Roman des Pôv’Cheveux (Algiers: El Kalima, 2017) was a finalist for the Mohamed Dib and L’Escale d’Alger literary prizes, and Une Valse (Algiers: Casbah, 2022) won the Grand Prix Assia Djebar in December of the same year. In March 2022, Chouiten published Des Rêves à leur portée, her first short story collection.

Samira Negrouche

Samira Negrouche is a poet and translator who lives in Algiers. Her recent publications include Traces, Fidel Anthelme X, 2021 and The Olive Trees' Jazz and other poems, a bilingual collection translated by Marilyn Hacker, published in 2020 by Pleiades Press, it has been shortlisted in 2021 for the National Translation Award in Poetry and for The Dereck Walcott Prize for Poetry.