Nidhal Chamekh

Artist (1985)

Born in Dahmani and educated at the Institut supérieur des beaux-arts de Tunis (ISBAT) and at the University of Paris I, Nidhal Chamekh now works between Paris and Tunis. Each of his creations is located at the intersection of biography and politics; between the lived and the historical, the event and the archive. From drawing to installation, photography, and video, Nidhal Chamekh fragments and disassembles, dissecting through his artworks the very constitution of our contemporary identity. A translator for the migrants of the Calais camp known as “La Jungle”, the artist undertook a documentary approach based on graphic and photographic recordings, up until the site’s destruction in October 2016. His artworks have notably been exhibited at the first edition of the Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans (2017), the Triennale in Aïchi (2016), at the Yinchuan Biennale (2016), the Hood Museum in Hanover, United States (2016), the Venice Art Biennale (2015), and the Dakar Biennale (2014).


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