Fakhri El Ghezal

Born in Akouda in 1981, lives and works in Tunis.

Biography

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.

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Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions 

2024 : D’eaux, de graines, et de particules lumineuses, Galerie Lilia Ben Salah, Paris, France.
2023 : And I couldn’t See the Moon, Dream City, Tunis, Tunisia.
2021 : Les ateliers de Màtouss (2009-2021), La Boite 1, Tunis, Tunisia.
2016 : I WAS A PRISONER IN YOUR SKULL, La Boite, Tunis, Tunisia.

Group Exhibitions 

2024 : 
Ahlou Al kahef,
Dream City / Kanal-Centre Pompidou, Brusselles, Belguim.
Ahlou Al kahef, Perhaps Here,
Perform Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.

2023 :
Échoué
, Gabès Cinema Fén. Tunisia.
2022
Ahlou Al kahef, Dream City, Tunis, Tunisia.
Documenta Fifteen (avec la plateforme Siwa), Kassel, Germany.

2021 :
Ahlou Al kahef, El Kazma, La Cinémathèque de Saint-Etienne, France.
Ahlou Al kahef, Festival de Marseille x AFLAM, Marseille, France.

2020 :
Ahlou Al kahef, FIDADOC, Agadir, Moroco.
Ahlou Al kahef, Fracto Experimental Film Encounter, Acid Kunsthaus, Berlin, Germany.
Ahlou Al kahef, Carte Blanche à Locarno Film Festival, Institut du monde arabe, France.
Ahlou Al kahef, Quinzaine du cinéma francophone, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, France.
Ahlou Al kahef, Videoex Festival, Zurich, Switzerland.
Héni ElTELI, Cinema Galeries, Bruxelles, Belguim.
Ahlou Al kahef, Gabes Cinema Fen, Tunisia.
Ahlou Al kahef, Festival du court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, France.

2019 :
Sidi(S), Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie, Bamako, Mali.
Ahlou Al kahef, Journées cinématographiques de Carthage, Tunisia.
Ahlou Al kahef, Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland.
Halkoum, El Kazma, La Boite, Gabès Cinema Fén. Tunisia.
A trips to Rédeyef, Image festival Amman #8, Jordan.

2018 :
HENI ELTELI, Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia.
HENI ELTELI, Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris, Paris, France.
I WAS A PRISONER IN YOUR SKULL, Lieux de nulle part, Galerie Ghaya, Festival Kerkennah 01, Kerkennah, Tunisia.
EL MAAMEL, Jaou Biennale, Tunis, Tunisia.
HENI ELTELI, El Kazma, La Boite, Festival du cinema de Gabès, Tunisia.
SIDI(S), Africa is no island, Macaal, Marrakech, Morcco.

2017 :
HENI ELTELI, Dream City, Tunis, Tunisia.

2016:
EFFERVESCENCE, Institut des Cultures de l’Islam, Paris, France.
MASNAA SAGHIR, dans l’intimité, Le Cube, Rabat, Morcco.
INTENSION, galerie GVCC, Casablanca, Morcco.
MASNAA 4, L’UZINE, Casablanca, Morcco.
TRACE(S), FRAGEMENTS D’UNE TUNISIE COMTEMPORAINE I, Institut Français, Tunis, Tunisia.
LA LIGNE D’UNE TENTATIVE, L’Economat, Redeyef, Tunisia.

2015 :
Dream City Biennale, L’art rue, Médina de Tunis, Tunisie.
TRACE(S), FRAGEMENTS D’UNE TUNISIE COMTEMPORAINE I, Mucem, Marseille, France.

2014 :
HERE AND ELSEWHERE, New Museum, New York, USA.
SURVIVANCES, Galerie El Marsa, Tunis, Tunisia.

2013 :
VIEW OF TUNISIA, Quartier d’Afrique, Voies Off, Arles, France.
POLITIQUES 2, Centre National des Arts, Tunis, Tunisia.
Dream City Biennale, L’art Rue, Marseille, France.
POLITIQUES 1, Galerie Talmart, Paris, France.
LE PRINTEMPS QUAND MEME, Halles de Schaerbeek, Brusselles, Belguim.

2012 :
CHKOUN AHNA / CARTHAGE CONTEMPORARY, Carthage, Tunisia.
POLITIQUES 1, Centre National des Arts, Tunis, Tunisia.
SANS TRANSITION, A.Gorgi Gallery, Tunis.

2011 :
LES INSIGNES DE LA CITOYENNETE, A.Gorgi Gallery, Tunis.
PRESENCES.TN,  A.Gorgi Gallery, Tunis.
OUVERTURE(S), B’chira Art Center, Sidi Thabet, Tunisia.
MEETING POINT 6: LOCUS AGONISTES; PRACTICES AND LOGICS OF THE CIVIC, KVS, Brussels, Belgium.
MEETING POINT 6: LOCUS AGONISTES; PRACTICES AND LOGICS OF THE CIVIC, Beirut Art Center, Lebanon.
BREATH OF FREEDOM (Virtual exhibition), universes-in-universe.org.

2010 :
Dream City Biennale, L’art Rue, Médina de Tunis, Tunisia.

2009 :
THAT’S ALL FOLKS, Stadshallen, Brussels, Belgium.
Fest, Galerie Millefeuilles, La Marsa, Tunisia.
Rencontres de BAMAKO, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain.

2008 :
Festival de Cinéma Africain de Tarifa (FCAT), Centre Andalou de la photographie, Tarifa, Spain.

2007 :
Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie, Bamako, Mali.
Rencontres Internationales Photographiques de Ghar El Melh, Tunisia.
Printemps des Arts Plastiques, La Marsa, Tunisia.

2006
Rencontres Internationales Photographiques de Ghar El Melh, Tunisia.