Born on 24 September 1961 in Algiers, Farid discovered his attraction to drawing at the Hamia High School. His obvious talent did not go unnoticed, and in 1978 his teacher enrolled him at the School of Fine Arts in Algiers. This becomes the first milestone on the path to revelation of the future artist. However, Farid does not just seek self-actualisation in art, he needs something more: to find his calling. The pure abstraction of artistic studies is not enough to coexist with a huge changing reality. Reluctant to follow the preconceived schema of study, Farid instinctively launches into the health field, driven by the desire to be useful, to take his place in this world. Freshly graduated with an instrumentalist license, Farid flew to Switzerland in 1990 following popular unrest in his native country where he feared he could no longer apply his philosophy of life. He became a Swiss citizen in 1993.
Farid quickly regained his taste for painting and created an amalgamation of works that emerged between 1991 and 1994. These works are the fruit of an intense search for his own style. Having touched classicism, expressionism and Dadaism, Farid finally recognises himself in abstraction. Calligraphy accompanied Farid throughout his creative journey and eventually became his specialty, forging his evocative and daring style and unique method. With 30 years of experience, Farid continues to explore this ancestral art to this day, breathing new life into canonical forms and transmuting them through explorations of lines and textures.