Born in 1985 in Dahmani, Tunisia, Nidhal Chamekh graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Tunis and the University of Sorbonne in Paris. He continues to work and live between the two cities. Nidhal’s creations reflect on the times we inhabit. His artwork is situated at the intersections of the biographic and the political, the lived and the historical, the event and the archive. From drawing to installations, and from photography to videos, Nidhal Chamekh’s oeuvres dissect the constitution of our contemporary identity.

His artwork has been exhibited at the Venice Biennial, the Aïchi Triennale, the Yinchuan Biennial, the Dakar Biennial and has been shown in Tunis at Politics Collective exhibitions, in Paris at The Arab World Institute, The Drawing Now, in Italy at FM Contemporary Art Center, in London at Drawing Room, during 1:54 Art Fair and in Art Basel and the Hood Museum among others.

Selected solo exhibitions

2019. Nos visages. Selma Feriani Galerry. Tunis, Tunisia.
2016. Mnēmē. Selma Feriani Gallery. Tunis, Tunisia.

2016. Burn. Solo exhibition. Primo Marella gallery. Milano.
2015. Dispars. Galerie Aïcha Gorgi gallery, Tunis.
2014. Entre les choses. Mariska Hammoudi gallery. Paris.

Selected Group exhibitions

Comme un parfum d’aventure. MAC Lyon. France.
Untitled. Selma Feriani gallery. Tunis, Tunisia.

The 12th edition of Bamako Encounters Photography Biennial. Mali, Bamako.
HybrID. Kunsthaus Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany.
Diaspora at Gome. CCA Lagos. Lagos, Nigeria.
The Land’s Unknown. 2nd Architecture Biennial. Orléans, France.
Dream City Biennial. Tunis, Tunisia.
21st Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil. São Paulo, Brazil.
The Armory Show. New York, USA.
Drawing Biennial. Drawing Room. London, U.K.
Art Club 27. Villa Medici. Rome, Italy

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 11th Contemporary African art Biennale. Dakar.

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.

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

Workshops and talks
Conversation with Omar Berrada. 1:54 Art Fair. London. 2016.
Conversation with fine arts students. School of Fine Arts. Tunis. 2017.
Conversation with Kate Macfarlane. Drawing Room. London. 2017.
Conversation. EPSAA. Paris. 2017.
Workshop. The Life of images. Drawing Room. London. 2017.
Workshop. Paris 8 Vincennes University. Paris. 2018.
Intensifs. Workshop. ENSA Paris-Malaquais. Paris. 2019.

British Museum. London.
Cnap. National Center for Visual Art. France.

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