b.1982 in Tunis, Tunisia • Lives and works in Tunis, Tunisia.
He graduated from the Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Tunis where he obtained his master’s degree. Since then he has frequently exhibited and participated in international art residency programs.
« Trace, Space, Data » are some of the key words that revolve around Ali Tnani’s artistic practice. This practice leads him to exploit various media and formats such as photography, drawing as well as sound installation and documentary film.
works and lives in Madrid, Spain
Creating captivating and labor-intensive work with the idea of continuing the legacy of the abstract expressionism movement from the 50s and 60s, Taher Jaoui’s paintings are rich assemblages of layered forms, vibrant colors, and expressive gestures, and mathematics signs and formulas. Applied on canvas through a dynamic interaction, a physical back and forth dialogue in which perspective and orientation continuously change until all the elements are balanced right, these opulent creations are the artist’s personal way of expressing himself.
Through a series of spontaneous movements, directly inspired by the way canvas responds to layers of paint and
gestures applied to it, Jaoui compares his work to a dance routine with a familiar partner. And while impulsive and unconstrained in its core, familiarity with materials is essential for the creative process that strongly depends on the ability to respond quickly and foresee the way the elements will work together.
b.1983 in Tunis,Tunisia Lives and works in Tunis, Tunisia
Aymen Mbarki is a self-taught visual artist. As a child, drew regularly. At the age of 5 he came across small posters a printed copy of "Saturn devouring one of his sons" work of the Spanish painter and engraver Goya, it was the click: this meeting strongly and radically marked him and influenced his vision of the world. . At 15 he was haunted by the idea of continuing his journey by himself by feeding his curiosity and adopting a personal approach to self-learning. At the time, he passed most of his time in the library and in the museum of Bardo and Carthage. His first exhibition took place in 2019 at the National Library of Tunis, since then he has taken part in several group exhibitions.
Born in 1996 in Tunis, works and lives in Tunis. He started drawing and painting with his mother and kept the habit of capturing the moment. He got his first award (a canon 1200D camera) in a painting competition when he was a student in Lycée Pilot des Arts with a theater speciality. During one year he studied at The School of Fine Arts of Tunis, when he decided to learn architecture at the National school of Architecture in Tunis.
«The image is for me a way to express myself and Instagram opened me up to a platform where to share my ideas. I found myself connected to multiple individuals until it grew up to a community of creativity. My collaboration with other artists helped me to reach my identity which keeps developing.»
In 2021, Bachir showed his work in a gallery for the first time, during the collective show #Unconditional at AGorgi gallery and collaborated with Vogue Man, for a cover and several pictures of the magazine.
Najah Zarbout is originally from Kerkennah (Tunisia). After studying at the Institut Supérieur des Arts et Métiers in Sfax, she was accepted at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne where she obtained a doctorate in Arts and Sciences of Art.
She currently holds a position as a lecturer at the Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts in Sousse. Zarbout is interested in subjects related to current affairs as well as the contemporary individual and society. Her achievements in plastic arts deal with the relationship to the other in its various aspects. She thus proposes a metaphor of the human being in his submission or his disobedience and invites the spectator to an imaginary journey through the medium of paper. Behind her works, which seem to be playful, are hidden deep and daring themes.
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Oriented exclusively towards emerging Tunisian artists, AGorgi is a contemporary art space that provides experimental perspectives on the region’s art landscape.
Founded by Tunisian artist Abdelaziz Gorgi in the early 1990s as the Ammar Farhat Gallery, Aicha Gorgi shifted the gallery’s focus in 2010 towards identifying and nurturing new talent and artistic expression. Since then, AGorgi has aimed to renew the language of art in Tunisia through showcasing new articulations of contemporary art.
With a rigorous exhibition program featuring cross-cutting themes of local concern, AGorgi promotes a greater appreciation for artistic production amongst its local public.
The gallery also draws on its extensive network to connect Tunisian art forms to international currents of modern and contemporary art.
AGorgi Contemporary Art Gallery
3 Rue Sidi El Ghemrini , 2026 Sidi Bou Said
Tel: +216 55 665 500
Hela Ammar is a Tunisian based visual artist. In addition to her training in visual art, she holds a Phd in Law. Her photographs and installations address the stakes of memory. Identity and marginal communities are reccurent themes in her work.
Author of « Corridors » (2014), a photo book on tunisian prisons, and co-author of «Siliana Syndrome» (2013), a survey on death row in Tunisia, she developed a wholeartwork around the prison environment.
A selection of her photographs and installations is part of the permanent collection of the British Museum (London), the Arab World Institute (Paris), the A.Slaoui Foundation’s Museum (Casablanca) …
Her work has been showcased in various international biennals and exhibitions such as The refugee week, featured by Shubbak Festival at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Beyond borders at the Boghossian Foundation, Mara’ina at the King Abdulaziz Center of Art and Culture, World Nomads New York, Dream City…