Born in 1959 in St. Chamond, France, Djamel Tatah studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Saint-Etienne from 1981 to 1986. He has taught at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, since 2008. He lives and works in Montpellier. Tatah’s works has been shown throughout France and internationally including: Salamanca Arts Centre, Spain (2002), Guangdong Museum of Art, China (2005), MAMAC Nice and Château de Chambord, France (2009-2011), Villa Medici, Italy, (2010), Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Algiers, Algeria (2013), Maeght Foundation in Saint-Paul, France (2013-2014), Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Saint-Etienne Métropole, France (2014), Lambert Collection in Avignon, France (2017-2018), Berggruen Museum Berlin, Germany (2021) and Fabre Museum Montpellier, France (2022-2023). Tatah’s work is included in prominent private and public collections such as the Barjeel Art Foundation (UAE), The British Museum (UK), Musée National d'Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou (France), MAACAL (Morocco), Maeght Foundation (France), Lambert Collection (France), Modern and Contemporary Art Museum in Saint-Etienne Métropole (France), and Fabre Museum Montpellier (France).