Soufia Bensaid

At 5 years old I am an artist.

At 10 years old I am a detective.

At 15 years old I am a searcher.

At 20 years old I am a student of mathematics and physics.

At 25 years old I am a hydraulic engineer.

At 30 years old I am an immigrant in Canada.

At 35 years old I am free.

At 40 years old I am an artist.

I was lucky enough to cross and live in multiple cultures, societies and professional environments between Tunisia where I was born, France where I studied and Canada where I live now. This path allowed me to live a transformational identity, and question the perception gaps and the foundation of oneness and existence. My art practice is interdisciplinary. It uses what comes to it to achieve a research, face a question, encounter what is here. To receive the present. It is at the intersection of performance art, site specific action, installation, writing, drawing, movement, relational esthetic, participatory projects. Being in relation/in relationship to, attentive to, present with, is at the foundation of my work. The relationship between oneself and one other offers a field of presence, a field of consciousness that facilitates transmissions. As such, I am interested in the way relationships reflect our perception of the world while offering opportunities for transformation. Influenced by a scientific background, my work points links between art, philosophy and science. Through the performance, installation and art pieces I offer experiences that question the subjectivity of each one perception, beliefs and reference systems.



List of Works