Emna Kahouaji

Born in 1991 in Kairouan, Works and lives in Tunis.


Emna is a Tunisian painter holding a Bachelor’s degree in Painting from ISBAT and a Master’s in Traditional Heritage from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Her artistic journey revolves around exploring the ongoing processes of identity formation and negotiation. Kahouaji’s artwork delves into the dynamic nature of selfhood and human experience. Through meticulous brushstrokes and symbolism, her pieces resonate with profound post-structuralist themes, providing viewers with a captivating glimpse into the complexities of identity construction. Kahouaji’s artwork has been showcased in numerous prestigious exhibitions, earning her recognition, such as the Jury Prize at the Festival Chouftouhouna and the esteemed EPI Mentorship Prize from the Emerging African Art Galleries Association. Notable exhibitions include Persona at Aicha Gorgi Gallery, AZAL at AIRE LIBRE Gallery, and displays at the Musée National de Carthage, solidifying her place in the contemporary art scene.



Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2023 : PERSONA,  A.Gorgi gallery, Tunis.

2019 : AZAL, El Teatro, Tunis.

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2022 :
Passionnément femmes , L’espace Art & Culture Hédi Turki, Tunis.
, Eglise sainte-croix, Tunis.

2021 :
ARBORESCENSE, Atelier Y, Tunis.

2018 :
Celebration of Tunisian Women in Culture, British Residence la Marsa, Tunis.

2017 :
Chouftouhonna, Internarional Femenist festival, Tunis.
Al Maken 3 zarzis 2017, Musée National de Carthage, Tunis.