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Samia Zoghlami

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Statement

Samia Zoghlami is a painter well known in Tunesia who is beginning to establish her reputation abroad. She studied art in Paris and was a pupil of the famous Tunisian artist Nejib Belkhodja. Her painting merges elements of her local artistic traditions with the currents of contemporary and 20th century art, lending her a distinctive individual voice. The roots of these local traditions are not just Arab and Berber, but extend back all the way to ancient Greece, Rome and Carthage.

At the same time, her painting evokes a sense of narrative – when viewing her paintings, one feels that a story is being suggested without being fully revealed. This imbues her work with a certain mysterious charm, albeit with powerful emotional undercurrents. These two factors – the blending of modern art with North African traditions, and the mystery of the unrevealed narrative, combine to make her work so exceptional and unique. 

 

Education

 

1993-1995: Study of Fine Art, CNED, France

1995-1996: Abbey Art Studio Academy, Paris France

 

Exhibitions and Awards

 

2006: First Prize for Painting, City of La Marsa, Tunisia

2007: “Walls-Walls,”Solo Exhibition, El-Teatro Gallery, Tunis

2007: “Spring of the Arts of La Marsa,” Group Exhibition, Abdalia Palace,

2007: International Festival of the Arts, Group Exhbition, Mahres, Tunisia

2008: Group Exhibition, Tunis Conservatory

2008: “Walls and Rememembrances,” Solo Exhibition, Cafe Journal, Tunis

2008: Group Exhibition, Abdalia Palace, La Marsa

2008: Group Exhibition, The Cairo Opera Art Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

2008: Group Exhibition, Tunisian Painters' Union, Kheireddine Palace, Tunis

2009: Group Exhibition, House of Culture, Sidi Bousaid, Tunisia

2009: “Sexy Art”, Group Exhibition, Gallery “El-Teatro”

2009: “Black and White”, Group Exhibition, Art Space “Le 14”, Tunis

2010: “Woman”, Group Exhibition, Kheireddine Palace

2010: “Arab Women Artists,” Group Exhibition, Al-Sayed Gallery, Damascus, Syria

2010: “One Tries”, Group Exhibition, “Le Cap” Gallery, Tunis

2010: “Reflection”, Group Exhibition of the Tunisian Artists' Union

2011: “Revolution”, Group Exhibition of the Tunisian Artists' Union

2012: Group Show, Dedication of the New Cultural Center, City of La Marsa

2014: Solo Exhibition, The Jerusalem Fund Gallery, Washington, DC

Upcoming: Solo Exhibition, “Les 4 Cinemas” Gallery, Paris, France

 

Public Collections: The Ministry of Culture, Tunisia

 

 

 

 

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