The Hannibal Smiling
Bio of the artist
Born 1985, Dahmani, Tunisia
Lives and works between Dahmani and Paris
Nidhal Chamekh was born in Dahmani, Tunisia, in 1985. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Tunis and the University of Sorbonne in Paris, and lives and works between both cities. Chamekh’s practice centres primarily on drawing as well as installation as a means to negotiate images derived from complex and traumatic histories of political violence, visual archives and memories, and the act of writing (or visualising) history itself. His artwork has been exhibited at the Venice Biennial, the Aïchi Triennale, the Yinchuan Biennial, the Dakar Biennial and has been shown in Tunis at Politics Collective exhibitions, in Paris at The Arab World Institute, The Drawing Now, in Italy at FM Contemporary Art Center, in London at Drawing Room, during 1:54 Art Fair and in Art Basel and the Hood Museum among others.