b.1985, Dahmani, Tunisia / Lives and works between Paris, France and Tunis, Tunisia.
Nidhal Chamekh’s practice reflects on the times that we inhabit. His artwork is situated at the intersection of the biographic and the political, the lived and the historical, the event and the archive. Using drawing, installations, photography and video, his oeuvres dissect the constitution of our contemporary identity. Chamekh has developed a language that challenges history and politics in their broader sense. He performs his fragmentary research to convey an ambiguous atmosphere, shifting between the experience and the violence of the individual representation. He represents an imperceptible space between a silent violence mirroring an intimate experience of trauma.
He graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Tunis and the University of Sorbonne in Paris.
He has recently exhibited at internationally renowned institutions and biennials, including the 12th edition of Bamako Encounters Photography Biennial, Mali / Venice Biennial, Italy / Aïchi Triennale, Japan / Yinchuan Biennial, China / The Drawing Room, London, UK / Modern Art Oxford, UK / Skissernass Museum, Lund, Sweden / Dream City Biennial, Tunis, Tunisia.
Chamekh’s work forms part of many prestigious collections of art, including British Museum, London, U.K. / Blachère Foundation, France / Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, U.S.A. / Barjeel Foundation, Sharjah, UAE / Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France / The Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunis, Tunisia and Centre National Des Arts Plastiques (CNAP), Paris, France.