Thameur Mejri in Milan,opening at NOVO in Via Olmetto on November 17, 2022
Known for his complex but balanced compositions and for the destructuring of human bodies, Thameur Mejri, through his works, he explores a political and critical vision of Tunisian society, while engaging the responsibility of the artist with regard to contemporary issues. His precise and prolific iconography constitutes a device critical of our relationship with the objects and symbols that surround us in daily life and which impose, whether consciously or not, certain forms of alienation.
Thameur Mejri (b.1982, Tunis, Tunisia), lives and works in Tunis, Tunisia.
He graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts in Tunis
He has exhibited widely, including the 13th Cairo Biennial, Cairo, Egypt / Dakar Biennale of Contemporary African Art, Dakar, Senegal / Museum of contemporary art in Lyon France / Carlos Emory Museum Atlantta USA / N’ Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit,USA / Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris , France / New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, New York, USA . Mejri’s work forms part of many prestigious collections of art, including The Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon France / Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE / The Sindika Dokolo Foundation, Luanda, Angola / Dalloul Art Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon. The Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL). Marrakech. Morocco and The Kamel Lazaar Foundation Tunis Tunisia.
Phot by Roberto Scala