Fakhri El Ghezal

Fakhri El Ghezal is an independent Tunisian visual artist and filmmaker, whose practice includes silver-based photography, video, painting, drawing and calligraphy, or hybridizations between them. Between 2008 and 2021, he worked as a pyrographic painter under the pseudonym « Ibrahim Màtouss« . From 2016, he practiced calligraphy and tagging under the pseudonym [Weld Hlima].

In El Ghezal’s work, « it’s always about light, manifestation by light and in light », which emerges through devices of buried memory, of traces past and revealed.

His work has been shown at numerous festivals, fairs and international exhibitions, including the Rencontres africaines de la photographie in Bamako, Documenta Fifteen in Kassel, the New Museum in New York, the MUCEM in Marseille and the Centre d’art vivant in Tunis. He has also taken part in the Carthage Film Festival in Tunisia, the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland and the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in France.