Biography

Born in 1985 in Dahmani, Tunisia. Lives and works between Paris and Tunis.

Nidhal Chamekh is graduated at the School of Fine Arts in Tunis and University of Sorbonne in Paris. The neighborhoods of Tunis where he grew up and persecution of his activist family activist have a profound impact on his art where he draws together spaces and cultures. Nidhal’s work could be considered as a tool to « sample » the chaos of our history. This would in fact create plans that can operate certain « cuts of chaos » to constitute a kind of social and cultural archaeology to make significant historical complexity of the images. It is also to present a way of seeing social temporality and collect in a given space visual dislocation from reality.

His work has been exhibited at the 3rd Aïchi Triennale (2016), in the Yinchuan Biennial (2016), the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), the 11th Dakar Biennial (2014), The Arab World Institut, The Hood museum of Art, Art Basel, 1:54 African Art Fair, National Centre for Living Art in Tunis, Selma Feriani gallery, Primo Marella gallery, etc.

Solo exhibitions

2016. Mnēmē. Selma Feriani Gallery. Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia.
2016. Burn. Solo exhibition. Primo Marella gallery. Milan.
2015. Dispars. Galerie Aïcha Gorgi gallery, Tunis.
2014. Entre les choses. Galerie Mariska Hammoudi. Paris.

Selected exhibitions

2016
Yinchuan Biennale. For an Image, Faster Than Light. MOCA Yinchuan, China
Aïchi Triennale. Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan. Nagoya, Japan
1:54. Contemporary African Art Fair. Londres.
Art Basel. Section Discovery. Hong Kong.
Art Dubaï Fair. Dubaï.
Effervescence. Institut des Cultures de l’Islam. Paris.
Drawing Now. Grand Palais. Paris. Masnaâ. Group exhibition. Casablanca.

2015
56ème Biennale de Venise. All the World’s Futures. Exposition Internationale. Venise.
DDessin 15. Foire du dessin contemporain. Atelier Richelieu. Paris.
1:54. Contemporary African Art Fair. New York.
1:54. Contemporary African Art Fair. Londres.
ABC Berlin Contemporary Art Fair. Berlin.
Inventory. Hood Museum of Art. Dartmouth college. New Hampshire, U.S.A.

2014
La Forme Animale. Galerie Venise Cadre. Commissariat Zoulikha Bouabdellah. Casablanca.
1-54. Contemporary African Art Fair. Galerie Primo Marella. London.
Orient Art Express. Commissariat Abdelkader Dahmani. Oujda.
Survivances. Galerie ElMarsa. Tunis.
Dégénération. Galerie Aïcha Gorgi. Tunis.
DDessin (14) Fair. Atelier Richelieu. Paris.
Replicants. Galerie Yam. Mexico.
Dak’Art 2014. 11ème Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain. Dakar.

2013
Les jours d’avant. 12ème Biennale internationale de Lyon. Lyon.
Cutlog / Paris. Atelier Richelieu. Paris.
Nuit Blanche. Institut Français. Oran.
Art O’clock. CNIT. La Défense.
Les soirées Dessinées. Galerie Talmart. Paris.
Slash. Galerie Ammar Farhat. Tunis.
Fête de l’Humanité. Exposition centrale. Le Bourget.
Politics #2. Centre National des Arts Vivants. Tunis.
D.Dessin (13) Fair. Atelier Richelieu. Paris.
Politics. Galerie Talmart. Paris.
Dispars. Galerie Talmart. Paris.

2012
Comme un souffle de Liberté. Fête de l’Humanité. Exposition Centrale. Le Bourget.
Politics. Centre National des Arts Vivants. Tunis.
Dégagements. Institut du Monde Arabe. Paris.

Collections
British Museum. London.

Blachère Foundation. France.
Hood Museum of Art. Dartmouth.
Barjeel Foundation. Sharjah.
Kadist Art Foundation. Paris – San Francisco.
Kamel Lazaar Foundation. Tunis.
Shanti Art Collection. Maine.