Aïcha Snoussi, Bugs, 2017, Red ink on school copybooks, 17 x 22 cm. Courtesy AGorgi Gallery
Aïcha Snoussi, Bugs, 2017, Red ink on school copybooks, 17 x 22 cm. Courtesy AGorgi Gallery  

An engraver by training, Aïcha Snoussi is recognised for her large-scale, site-specific graphic ink murals drawn directly onto gallery and museum walls. In her scaled-down works conducted in sketchbooks, the paper is lacerated, tortured and punctured as though it were a skin. Viscerally depicting the gothic via scenes of martyrdom, sadomasochism and erotica, the transgressed pages of Snoussi’s sketchbooks evoke the works of Hieronymus Bosch or Georges Bataille, cleaved with the sharpness of poststructuralist critique.

She is a graduate of the Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts, Tunis, and has undertaken residencies at the Center des Arts Vivants, Rades and the Cité des Arts, Paris. Recent exhibitions include Au Temps Du 230, Tunis (2017); Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris (2017) and Tunisia: The New Picture, Tunisian Embassy, London (2016).