Nidhal Chamekh

Nidhal Chamekh (b.1985, Dahmani, Tunisia) lives and works in Paris and Tunisia. Chamekh studied for his BA at the School of Fine Arts, Tunis; and for his MA and PhD at the University of Sorbonne, Paris. Though influenced by the popular culture of Tunis, the modern politics of Tunisia, and his experiences living in Europe, his artistic practice transcends specific geographic and social subject matter. Working with a range of media, Chamekh is drawn to complexity, as evidenced by his transcultural, socio-political research and his artistic commitment to macrocosmic and primordial questions regarding beginnings, endings, and the cycle of life and death. Select solo exhibitions include Mnēmē, Selma Feriani Gallery, Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia (2016); Burn, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy (2016); Dispars, Aïcha Gorgi Gallery, Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia (2014); and Entre les choses, Mariska Hammoudi Gallery, Paris, France (2014). Select group exhibitions include Newwwar. It’s Just a Game?, Bandjoun Station, Bandjoun, Cameroon (2017); Walking Through Someone Else's Dream: Architecture Biennial Frac Centre, Orléans, France (2017); Dream City: A Public Space Art Festival, Tunis, Tunisia (2017); Fuir, Fondation Blachère, Les Bourguignons, France (2017); The White Hunter, FM Centre for Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy (2017); Graphic Witness, Drawing Room, London, U.K. (2017); Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London, U.K. (2017); Dans Mes Mains, Dans Mes Rêves Même, Patio Opéra Paris, France (2017); The Sea is The Limit, Patrick Heide Gallery, London, U.K. (2016); Yinchuan Biennale: For an Image, Faster Than Light, Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan, Yinchuan, China (2016); Aïchi Triennale, Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan, Museum of Contemporary Art of Nagoya, Nagoya, Japan (2016); Effervescence, Institut des Cultures d'Islam, Paris, France (2016); Inventory, New Works and Conversations Around African Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, U.S.A. (2016); All the World's Futures, 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (2015); and Les jours d’avant, 12th edition of Biennale de Lyon – Résonances, Lyon, France (2013). His work is held in public collections including The British Museum, London, U.K.; Blachère Foundation, France; Kadist Art Foundation, Paris/San Francisco; and Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunisia.

Last updated: 08.02.2018

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