Fatima Chafaa was born in Algiers, city where she lives and works. After graduating from high school science Agronomy, she decided to quit school to join the Photo Labo Family. After 10 years of learning and practice, in 2000, she resumed her studies at the school of Fine Arts of Algiers until 2006.
Her work is a mixture of photographs and installations, on personal themes of ambiguity and ambivalence are the daily, the unconscious is dissected in a relationship of observer observed. Her installation, photographs, objects and paintings are an invitation to an interior observation of the contradictions of social norms; it raises questions about what is generally perceived as normal and acceptable. This creates an issue that refutes the idea ... limits the body clean / dirty body, violence / beauty, sublime / vulgarity ... A work inspired by the need for non-idealized, where the picture becomes a rejection of a stereotype of idea rigid and hierarchical.
Her works earned her major rewards in her country: In 2003 she received the prize of the foundation Asselah. In 2006 she was a bronze medalist at the exhibition "grains of tormented women." In 2008, she won the Grand Prize of the President of the Republic: "Price Ali Maachi of the young designer." Fatima Chafaa exhibits regularly in Algeria, Marocco, Tunisia, Palestine, Sénégal, Brussels, Moscow, Croatia, Switzerland and Spain.