Death of Arezki El Arbi

The Algerian artist, set designer, and filmmaker Arezki El Arbi passed away on Saturday at the age of 69. Born in 1955 in Bouira, Arezki El Arbi was renowned for his diverse artistic creations. He began his career in the 1980s as a plastic artist and later branched into theater and cinema, amassing over 40 years of experience in the field.

In 1982, he graduated from the Algiers School of Fine Arts and participated in various individual and collective exhibitions in Algeria and abroad. In the 1990s, he went to France for advanced training in plastic arts before returning to Algeria, where he worked with the press as a cartoonist.

Starting in 1995, Arezki El Arbi moved into scenography, contributing to several theatrical works. He also took part in designing sets and costumes for multiple feature films. Arezki El Arbi's death marks a significant loss to the Algerian artistic community.