Nidhal Chamekh, 'Untitled', 2016, Graphite powder and varnish on cotton paper, 56.5h x 76.5w cm each (diptych), Unique, Courtesy of Selma Feriani Gallery
Nidhal Chamekh, 'Untitled', 2016, Graphite powder and varnish on cotton paper, 56.5h x 76.5w cm each (diptych), Unique, Courtesy of Selma Feriani Gallery 

Nidhal Chamekh is a visual artist and researcher. Traversing sculpture, installation, collage, drawing, and painting, this artist’s practice may be likened to wielding an archaeological device, used to navigate the socio-cultural complexity and chaos of historical images. Chamekh’s artistic exploration unfolds around complex and fragmented shapes whose meaning is often blurred, almost absent. With designs that evolve without a predetermined logic, his works present an outburst of forms, left incomplete to reveal their ‘deficiencies’.

Chamekh studied at Institut Supérieur des Beaux Arts de Tunis (ISBAT) in Tunis, and later undertook a Masters in Fine Arts and Art Sciences, followed by his doctoral research at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris. Group and solo exhibitions from 2013 include, Politiques 2 at the Centre National d’Art Vivant de Tunis in Tunis, and Les Soirées Dessinées at Talmart Gallery in Paris. In 2014, he was selected for Dak’Art, the 11th Biennial of Contemporary African Art in Dakar, Senegal. Chamekh was also selected by Okwui Enwezor for the 56th International Art Exhibition or Venice Biennale, entitled All the World’s Futures.