Born September 24, 1961 in Algiers, Farid discovered his attraction for drawing at the Lycée Hamis in Algiers. In 1978, a professor noticed his talent and enrolled him in the School of Fine Arts of Algiers.
Reluctant to follow a preconceived study pattern, Farid instinctively heads into the field of health fueled by a desire to be useful. Freshly graduated with a bachelor's degree as an instrumentalist, Farid flew to Switzerland in 1990 following popular unrest in his native country where he feared that he would no longer be able to apply his philosophy of life. He became a Swiss citizen in 1993.
Farid quickly revived his taste for painting and created an amalgam of works springing up between 1991 and 1994 following research he carried out, notably touching on Classicism, Expressionism and Dadaism. Farid finally recognizes himself through Abstraction.
Calligraphy accompanied Farid throughout his research process and eventually became his specialty - forging his own style and working methodology. With 30 years of experience, Farid continues till today to explore this ancestral art by constantly renewing it through explorations of lines and textures.