Nicène Kossentini

Born 1976. Tunis, Tunisia
Diploma of Arts Appliqués Fine Arts Institute of Tunis. Tunis, Tunisia
Diploma of Études Approfondies en Arts Marc Bloch University. Strasbourg, France
Currently Assistant Professor of Experimental Cinema University of Tunis. Tunis, Tunisia
Lives & Works Tunis, Tunisia

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • Fugitive. Casa Árabe. Cordoba, Spain
  • Dispersal. Muratcentoventidue, Arte Contemporanea. Bari, Italy
  • The Flight of the Butterfly or the Myth of Icarus Revisited. Curated by Christine Buci-Glucksmann. Selma Feriani Gallery. Tunis, Tunisia
  • Histoires en 5 Haltes. Curated by Djalila Cadi-Hanifi. Hamma Gallery. Algiers, Algeria
  • Paraître. Galeria Sabrina Amrani. Madrid, Spain
  • Boujmal. Selma Feriani Gallery. London, UK
  • They Abused Her By Saying. La Boite-Espace dʼArt Contemporain. Tunis, Tunisia
  • What Water Gave Me. Ammar Farhat Gallery. Tunis, Tunisia

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Effervescence. Curated by Michket Krifa. Institut des Cultures d'Islam. Paris, France
  • L'Iris de Lucy. Musée départemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart. Rochechouart, France
  • Lucy's Iris. Contemporary African Women Artists. MUSAC. Leon, Spain
  • Art Dubai Film. Dubai, UAE
  • Moving Image Art Across the Arab World. Malmö Konsthall, C-Salen. Malmö, Sweden
  • Recreational Purpose. Bahrain National Museum. Manama, Bahrain
  • The Divine Comedy; Heaven, Hell, Purgatory by contemporary African artists. MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst. Curated by Simon Njami. Frankfurt, Germany
  • Moderne Kunst. Curated by Simon Njami. Frankfurt, Germany
  • Songs of Loss and Songs of Love. Curated by Sam Bardaouil and Tim Fellrath. Gwangju Museum of Art. Gwangju, South Korea
  • Gwangju Museum of Art. Gwangju, South Korea
  • Portraits. Selma Feriani Gallery. London, UK
  • 25 years of Arabic Creativity. Institut du Monde Arabe. Paris, France
  • Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy. Pori Art Museum. Finland
  • Rosige Zukunft. Ifa-Galerie. Berlin, Germany
  • Chkoun Ahna. Carthage Museum. Tunis, Tunisia
  • Festival Miradas de Mujeres. Madrid, Spain
  • AIVA. Angelholm International Video Art Festival. Angelholm, Sweden
  • Frontières. Bʼchira Art Center. Tunis, Tunisia
  • Dégagements. Institut du Monde Arabe. Paris, France
  • Toquai. Biennale de photo de Paris. Musée Quai Branly. Paris, France
  • Magreb Dos Orillas. Circulo de Bellas Artes. Madrid, Spain
  • Traversée. Palais des Archevêques. Narbonne, France
  • No Sky, No Earth. Snow Falls Ceaselessly. Dar Mima, Tunisia
  • Dialogue Among Civilizations. Durban, South Africa
  • Ils lʼont leurrée en disant... La boîte Espace dʼart contemporain. Tunis, Tunisia
  • Split. Darb Centre. Cairo, Egypt
  • Aftermath. The 25th Alexandria Biennial. Alexandria, Egypt
  • Forms and Topographies: African Cityscape in Flux. Berlin, Germany
  • La Rue. Ammar Farhat Gallery. Tunis, Tunisia
  • Périfériks. Centre d'art Neuchâtel. Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • The 2nd Thessaloniki Biennal of Contemporary Art. Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Looking Inside Out. Kunstnernes Haus. Oslo, Norway
  • 1st International Video Art Festival. AllArtNow. Damas, Syria
  • Reorientations. Contemporary Arab Representations. Brussels, Belgium
  • Le portrait. Ammar Farhat Gallery. Tunis, Tunisia
  • Liteside Festival. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Without Borders. Thirtieth Biennial of Art of Pontevedra. Pontevedra, Spain
  • Fifth Mediterranean Biennial of Arts. Tunis, Tunisia
  • 2nd Edition of the International Meetings of the Photography. Fes, Morocco
  • Women of Images: Private Space. Museum of Boulogne. Billancourt, France
  • L'Art au féminin. Museum of Contemporary Art. Algiers, Algeria
  • The City and Beyond. African Meetings of Photography. Bamako, Mali
  • Women of Images: Private Space. Museum of Tunis Kheireddine Palace. Tunis, Tunisia
  • The Revealed Image. Orientalism / Contemporary Art. Museum of Tunis Kheireddine Palace. Tunis, Tunisia

Selected Residencies

  • The Fountainhead. Miami, U.S.A.
  • Second Rybon International Artists' Workshop. Iran
  • Ministry of Culture Residency. Bahrain
  • A.R.I.A Artist Residency. Algeria


British Museum. United Kingdom

Fondation Blachère. France

Kamel Lazaar Foundation. Tunisia

Museum of Modern Art. Tunisia

Sindika Dokolo Foundation. Angola


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