Héla Ammar

Héla Ammar

Born in 1969, Tunis, Tunisia.
Lives and works in Sidi Bou Saïd, Tunisia.

Héla Ammar joins in the lineage of this artists' new generation arab women whose approach often expresses an internal, social and cultural duality in their quest of identity. Born in june 1969, she lives and works in Sidi Bou Said (Tunisia). She is directly inspired of her daily experiences, her life, of the way she communicates to bring her vision on identity, social and political issues. Taking advantage of her meetings, she continues to intersect the individual to society and to confront their legitimate aspirations with their reality at once cultural political or social. Since 2003, her work has been regularly showcased in Tunisia and abroad. She took part in numerous solo and group shows in Tunisia and abroad (Egypt, Germany, France, Belgium, Swizerland,Spain…). Her work has been shown in various international art fairs including Printemps des art Fair Tunis 2012, Rencontres photographiques de Bamako 2011, Marrakech Art Fair 2010, Dream City Tunisia 2010 and 2012, ArtDubai 2008, Barcelona Biennial 2007, ArtParis-AbuDhabi 2007…So far, her work has been the subject to many articles and comments in Tunisian and foreign publications.


Solo exhibitions:

  • 2010. Inter-dit, Galerie El Marsa, La Marsa, Tunisia
  • 2007. Galerie El Marsa, La Marsa, Tunisia
  • 2006. Galerie Kenais, St Prex, Switzerland
  • 2005. Galerie El Marsa, La Marsa, Tunisia
  • 2003. Galerie Mille Feuille, La Marsa, Tunisia

Art fairs:

  • 2012. Dream City, Biennial of Contemporary Art ,Tunis and Sfax
  • 2012. Printemps des Arts Fair Tunis, Tunisia
  • 2011. Festival des Droits Humains et des Cultures du Monde, Lahay-la-rose, France
  • 2010. Marrakech Art Fair
  • 2010. Dream city, Biennial of Contemporary Art , Tunisia
  • 2008. ArtDubai 08, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE,
  • 2007. ARTMAR, Biennial of Barcelona, Spain
  • 2007. ArtParis-AbuDhabi 07, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE,
  • 2006. Salon International d’Art contemporain, Grenoble, France
  • 2006. Montreux Art Gallery, Switzerland
  • 2005. Rencontres d’Art contemporain, Genève, Switzerland

Group exhibitions: selection

  • 2013. World Nomads, New York, USA
  • 2013. L’avenir en rose, IFA Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 2012. The harassement exhibition, Darb center, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2012. Frontières, B’chira Art Center, Tunisia
  • 2011. Artocratie/ Inside-Out Tunisia, JR Project
  • 2011. No sky, No earth, Curatorial project Alina Dalva, Dar Mima, Gammarth
  • 2010. La part du corps, Curated by Rachida Triki, Palais Khereddine Musée de la ville de Tunis
  • 2009. Sur les traces de la peinture contemporaine (Contemporary Tunisian artists), Galerie El Marsa, Tunisia
  • 2009. Noir et blanc (Black and white), Galerie El Borj, Tunisia
  • 2009. Essmaâni (Listen to me), Palais Abdelya, Tunisia
  • 2008. Objets, Galerie Ammar Farhat, Tunisia
  • 2008. Art Connexions, Galerie El Marsa, Tunisia
  • 2007. L’un et l’autre ( The one and the other), Osnabruck, Germany
  • 2007. Group exhibition, Tunisian artists, Palais Khereddine, Tunis, Tunisia
  • 2005. Création féminine, sponsored by the Ministry of culture and UNESCO, Paris, France
  • 2005. Gallery Arcima, Paris, France
  • 2005. Espace d’Art El Téatro, Tunis, Tunisia
  • 2005. Mémoire de Demain, Galerie El Marsa, Tunisia
  • 2004. Rencontres Paix et Civilisation, organized and sponsored by NATO, Palais Khereddine, Tunis, Tunisia