Thameur Mejri

Works

Thameur Mejri, Untitled, 2018, acrylic, charcoal, pencils and pastel on canvas, 180cm x 150cm. Copyright the artist and Gallery 1957.

 

Thameur Mejri is a Tunisian artist whose paintings deal with brutality, bestiality, war, bigotry, intolerance and communication breakdown.

Born in 1982 in Tunis, Thameur Mejri trained as a painter at the Institute of Fine Arts in Tunis.

Mejri has exhibited internally with selected solo and group shows including: ''What is a box'', Elmarsa Gallery, Tunis/Dubaï (2019); Before You Split the Ground, Jack Bell Gallery, London (2017); Effervescence, Institute of Islamic Cultures, Paris (2016). Mejri also participated in 1-54 New York with Gallery 1957 in 2019 and has participated at a number of other art fairs including 1-54 London, Art Paris Art Fair, Art Dubai and Abu Dhabi Art.

His works are part of several private and public collections including Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, Dalloul Art Foundation and Sindika Dokolo Collection, Luanda.

Mejri currently teaches at the Institute of Fine Arts in Tunis, while completing a PhD in Sciences and Technology of Arts. He lives and works in Nabeul, Tunisia.

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Born in 1982, Tunis, Tunisia

Lives and works in Nabeul, Tunisia.

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2019

  • Eroded Grounds, Gallery 1957, Accra, Ghana

2017

  • Heretic Spaces, Elmarsa Gallery, Dubai, UAE
  • Before you split the ground, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK

2012

  • Disaster Pieces, Elmarsa Gallery, Tunis, Tunisia

2010

  • mâle (Dieu) épouvantail, Artyshow Gallery, La Marsa, Tunisia

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2019

  • Incarnations: African Art as Philosophy, BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium, 28 June - 6 October
  • Cairo Biennale, Tunisian Pavillon, 10 June - 10 August
  • ''What is a box'', Elmarsa Gallery, Tunis, Tunisia

2018

  • Dakar Biennale, Tunisian Pavillon

2016

  • Yesterday is tomorrow's memory: a group show of work from North Africa, Elmarsa Gallery, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Place de la gare, Ghaya Art Gallery, Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia
  • Effervescence, Institute of Islamic Cultures, Paris, France

2015

  • You Love Me, You Love Me Not, Galeria Municipal Almeida Garrett in Porto, Portugal, from the Sindika Dokolo Collection, Luanda
  • Coup de crayon, Ghaya Art Gallery, Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

2012

  • Intervalles, Elmarsa Gallery, Tunis, Tunisia

2011

  • Untitled, Elmarsa Gallery, Tunis, Tunisia

2010

  • Collection at Kanvas Art Gallery, Soukra, Tunisia

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