Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Spic and Span in June and July, 2017, Diptych, Graphite and acrylic on paper on canvas, From left to right: (June) 99 x 185 cm and (July) 32 1/2 x 15 cm. Courtesy Lawrie Shabibi and the artist. Photography by Timo Kaabi-Linke
Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Spic and Span in June and July, 2017, Diptych, Graphite and acrylic on paper on canvas, From left to right: (June) 99 x 185 cm and (July) 32 1/2 x 15 cm. Courtesy Lawrie Shabibi and the artist. Photography by Timo Kaabi-Linke 

Nadia Kaabi-Linke studied at the Institut des Beaux-Arts in Tunis before receiving a PhD from Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris in 2008. Kaabi-Linke’s installations, objects and pictorial works are anchored in constellations of cultural and historical, social and political contexts and refer to a certain place or coincidental events. Making use of different media, artefacts, symbolisms and codes, her work is intertwined with socio-psychological topics: perception, memory, geographically and politically constructed identities.

Her works are part of several public and private collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah; Sharjah Art Foundation; Burger Collection, Hong Kong; the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; Vehbi Koç Foundation, Istanbul; Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka; M+ Museum, Hong Kong; Fondation Villa Datris pour la Sculpture Contemporaine, l’Isle-sur-La-Sorgue; Abraaj Group Art Collection, Dubai; Ministère de la Culture et de la Sauvegarde du Patrimoine, Tunis and the Kamel Lazaar Collection, Tunis.