EL Meya was born in 1988 in Constantine and lives in Algiers, Algeria.


Group shows include Waiting for Omar Gatlato at Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia  University, New York (2019);  The Mediterranean Residency at La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille (2018); "Hors Cases", "Le printemps de l'Art" at Seen Art Gallery at the palace of Culture Moufdi Zakaria, El Madania (2018); Youmein Festival of Tangier (2017); Picturie Générale III at Marché Volta, Algiers (2016); Les Chantiers de l'Art at Ateliers Sauvages, Algiers (2015); The Dakar Biennale (2014); Picturie Générale II at La Baignoire Experience, Algiers (2014).


In 2020 El Meya published her first monograph Oumlil and in 2021 she will present her first solo exhibition in France at Villa Arson in Nice.


Her work forms part of many prestigious collections, including the Claude and France Lemand Collection (L'Institut du monde arabe) in Paris.