Sonia Kallel

Born in 1973, Tunis where she lives and works.


Born in 1973 in Tunis, Sonia Kallel is a visual artist and Assistant Professor at the National School of Architecture and Urbanism. After settling in France, she decided to return to Tunisia in 2005, where she divides her time between her artistic practice and teaching.

Since 2010, she has been interested in disappearing or endangered artisanal know-how. Her projects always begin with encounters and revolve around narratives, interviews, and inquiries into the consequences of heritage, and social and economic changes… Her works take various forms: installations in historically charged places, woven, deconstructed, and recomposed paths, imbued with testimonies, sounds, and videos, sometimes offering immersion in authentic or reconstructed environments.

Her works have been exhibited in France, Tunisia, and internationally.



Solo exhibitions:

2023 : Forward stitch – Backward stitch, Dream City Biennale, Tunis.

2017 : Tafkik, Dream City Biennale, Tunis.

Group exhibitions :

2023 : Hirafen, Talan L’expo – A.Gorgi Gallery, Tunis.

2019 : On the other shore, l’Art pur Gallery, Riadh.

2018 :
Gorgi pluriel – Résonances, Talan l’expo – A.Gorgi gallery, Tunis.
Algorithm / collumina international light art project, Cologne.

2013 : Fragile, municipal gallery of sidi bou saïd, tunis.

2013 : Badisches landesmuseum, karlsruhe.

2012 : Un avenir en rose, IFA institut für auslandsbeziehungen e.v. , berlin.

2011 : Mafoul bihi, national living art center of tunis, tunis.

Art Fairs:

2023 :

2019 :
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair