Biography

Portfolio (eng) : Nidhal Chamekh_portfolio 2018_eng
CV (eng) : Nidhal Chamekh CV

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. Milano.
2015. Dispars. Galerie Aïcha Gorgi gallery, Tunis.
2014. Entre les choses. Mariska Hammoudi gallery. Paris.

Group exhibitions

2018
Memory Matters. Skissernas Museum. Lund, Sweden.
A Slice Through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings. Modern Art Oxford, UK.
The Sea is the Limit. York Art Gallery. York, UK.
21,39 Refusing to Be Still. Jeddah Arts. Jeddah, KSA.

2017
Orléans Architecture Biennale d’ #1. Frac Centre. Orléans.
Dream City Biennale. Tunis.
Fuir. Blachère Foundation. Les Bourguignons.
The White Hunter. FM Centre for Contemporary Art. Milano.
Graphic witness. Drawing Room. London.
Drawing Biennial. Drawing Room. London.
Dans Mes Mains, Dans Mes Rêves Même. Patio Opéra. Paris.

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. London.
Art Basel. Section Discovery. Hong Kong.
Art Dubaï Fair. Dubaï.
Effervescence. Institut des Cultures de l’Islam. Paris.
Drawing Now. Grand Palais. Paris.
Masnaâ. Casablanca.

2015
56ème Venice Biennale. All the World’s Futures. International exhibition. Venice.
DDessin 15. Contemporary drawing fair. Atelier Richelieu. Paris.
1:54. Contemporary African Art Fair. New York.
1:54. Contemporary African Art Fair. London.
ABC Berlin Contemporary Art Fair. Berlin.
Inventory. Hood Museum of Art. Dartmouth college. New Hampshire, U.S.A.

2014
La Forme Animale. Venise Cadre gallery. Casablanca.
1-54. Contemporary African Art Fair. London.
Orient Art Express. Commissariat Abdelkader Dahmani. Oujda.
Survivances. ElMarsa gallery. Tunis.
Dégénération. Aïcha Gorgi gallery. Tunis.
DDessin (14) Fair. Atelier Richelieu. Paris.
Replicants. Yam gallery. Mexico.
Dak’Art 2014. 11th Contemporary African art Biennale. Dakar.

2013
Les jours d’avant. 12th Lyon Biennale. Lyon.
Cutlog / Paris. Atelier Richelieu. Paris.
Nuit Blanche. French Institute. Oran.
Art O’clock. CNIT. La Défense.
Les soirées Dessinées. Talmart gallery. Paris.
Slash. Ammar Farhat gallery. Tunis.
Fête de l’Humanité. Main exhibition. Le Bourget.
Politics #2. Living Art Center. Tunis.
D.Dessin (13) Fair. Atelier Richelieu. Paris.
Politics. Talmart gallery. Paris.
Dispars. Talmart gallery. Paris.

2012
Comme un souffle de Liberté. Fête de l’Humanité. Main exhibition. Le Bourget.
Politics. Living Art Centers. Tunis.
Dégagements. Arab World Institute. 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.