Nidhal Chamekh



Drawing, Mixed media, Multimedia

Nidhal Chamekh

Born in 1985, Dahmani, Tunisia.
Lives and works between Paris and Tunis.

Nidhal Chamekh is a visual artist and a painter. He studied in the Fine Arts school of Tunis and that of Paris and carries out his doctoral research at the Sorbonne. The popular districts of Tunis where he grew up and the persecution of his militant family are to have a deep impact on his art. He began exhibiting his work at the age of 12, in Tunisia, and later in France and other European countries. His plastic research unfolds around the fragmented forms of reality and its possible languages. In his work, the figurative element remains clearly present but the subject is often blurry or almost absent.
His line, essentially fragmented, draws on all eras and confuses spaces and cultures. We could consider his work as a "sampler" of the chaos of history. It is about creating plans able to operate some "cross-sections" of the chaos, to constitute a kind of social and cultural archaeology to make perceptible the historical complexity of the images. introducing the montage operate us a tool to see the social temporality and to collect in the same space the visual dislocation of the world.
His work has been exhibited at the National Centre for Linving Art (Tunis), El Abdellia Palace(Tunis), then later in France and other countries of Europe, in Talmart gallery, Carrousel du Louvre, the Arab World Institut, Gallery 34 (Paris), Primo Piano gallery (Lecce), Palexpo (Geneva)...


PhD researcher in fine arts and art sciences. Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne. Paris.
Graduated in fine art. the School of Fine Arts.Tunis.

Solo Exhibitions :

2019. Nos visages. Selma Feriani Galerry. Tunis, Tunisia.
2016. Burn. Solo exhibition. Primo Marella gallery. Milano.
2016. Mnēmē. Selma Feriani Gallery. Tunis, Tunisia.
2015. Dispars. Galerie Aïcha Gorgi gallery, Tunis.
2014. Entre les choses. Mariska Hammoudi gallery. Paris.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2020. Comme un parfum d’aventure. MAC Lyon. France.
2020. Untitled. Selma Feriani gallery. Tunis, Tunisia.
2019. The 12th edition of Bamako Encounters Photography Biennial. Mali, Bamako.
2019. HybrID. Kunsthaus Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany.
2019. Diaspora at Gome. CCA Lagos. Lagos, Nigeria.
2019. The Land’s Unknown. 2nd Architecture Biennial. Orléans, France.
2019. Dream City Biennial. Tunis, Tunisia.
2019. 21st Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil. São Paulo, Brazil.
2019. The Armory Show. New York, USA.
2019. Drawing Biennial. Drawing Room. London, U.K.
2019. Art Club 27. Villa Medici. Rome, Italy
2018. Memory Matters. Skissernas Museum. Lund, Sweden.
2018. A Slice Through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings. Modern Art Oxford, UK.
2018. The Sea is the Limit. York Art Gallery. York, UK.
2018. 21,39 Refusing to Be Still. Jeddah Arts. Jeddah, KSA.
2017. Orléans Architecture Biennale d’ #1. Frac Centre. Orléans.
2017. Dream City Biennale. Tunis.
2017. Fuir. Blachère Foundation. Les Bourguignons.
2017. The White Hunter. FM Centre for Contemporary Art. Milano.
2017. Graphic witness. Drawing Room. London.
2017. Drawing Biennial. Drawing Room. London.
2017. Dans Mes Mains, Dans Mes Rêves Même. Patio Opéra. Paris.
2016. Yinchuan Biennale. For an Image, Faster Than Light. MOCA Yinchuan, China
2016. Aïchi Triennale. Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan. Nagoya, Japan
2016. 1:54. Contemporary African Art Fair. London.
2016. Art Basel. Section Discovery. Hong Kong.
2016. Art Dubaï Fair. Dubaï.
2016. Effervescence. Institut des Cultures de l’Islam. Paris.
2016. Drawing Now. Grand Palais. Paris.
2016. Masnaâ. Casablanca.
2015. 56ème Venice Biennale. All the World’s Futures. International exhibition. Venice.
2015. DDessin 15. Contemporary drawing fair. Atelier Richelieu. Paris.
2015. 1:54. Contemporary African Art Fair. New York.
2015. 1:54. Contemporary African Art Fair. London.
2015. ABC Berlin Contemporary Art Fair. Berlin.
2015. Inventory. Hood Museum of Art. Dartmouth college. New Hampshire, U.S.A.
2014. La Forme Animale. Venise Cadre gallery. Casablanca.
2014. 1-54. Contemporary African Art Fair. London.
2014. Orient Art Express. Commissariat Abdelkader Dahmani. Oujda.
2014. Survivances. ElMarsa gallery. Tunis.
2014. Dégénération. Aïcha Gorgi gallery. Tunis.
2014. DDessin (14) Fair. Atelier Richelieu. Paris.
2014. Replicants. Yam gallery. Mexico.
2014. Dak’Art. 11th Contemporary African art Biennale. Dakar.
2013. Les jours d’avant. 12th Lyon Biennale. Lyon.
2013. Cutlog / Paris. Atelier Richelieu. Paris.
2013. Nuit Blanche. French Institute. Oran.
2013. Art O’clock. CNIT. La Défense.
2013. Les soirées Dessinées. Talmart gallery. Paris.
2013. Slash. Ammar Farhat gallery. Tunis.
2013. Fête de l’Humanité. Main exhibition. Le Bourget.
2013. Politics #2. Living Art Center. Tunis.
2013. D.Dessin (13) Fair. Atelier Richelieu. Paris.
2013. Politics. Talmart gallery. Paris.
2013. Dispars. Talmart gallery. Paris.
2012. Comme un souffle de Liberté. Fête de l’Humanité. Main exhibition. Le Bourget.
2012. Politics. Living Art Centers. Tunis.
2012. Dégagements. Arab World Institute. Paris.


2012. Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation.
2008. Ministry of higher education and research, visual arts section. Tunisia.


2012. Politics 2, Centre National d’Art Vivant de Tunis.
2012. Comme un souffle de liberté, l’Humanité.
2012. Politics, Centre National d’Art Vivant de Tunis.
2012. Dégagements, Institut du Monde Arabe.
2012. Art by Genève.