Thameur Mejri (born in 1982 in Tunis) blurs the boundaries between public and private in an effort to confront individual and collective values, particularly in contemporary Tunisian society.
For this purpose, he takes the human body as a tool to measure both possibilities and prohibitions, making it a central element of his artistic practice.
Through his drawings, vast compositions on stretched or floating canvases as well as murals, Thameur Mejri’s works question the notions of humanism and the construction of human beings on a social scale, by representing several paradoxes that emerge from political and cultural practices.
With a certain degree of violence, whether in terms of the composition of his paintings or in the pictorial vocabulary used, the artist attempts to deconstruct the mechanisms of power and control put in place by the political, economic, cultural and religious systems in Tunisia and by extension, in North Africa.
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.
Curators: Salma Tuqan (Delfina Foundation, London) and Matthieu Lelièvre
Nom de l'artisteThameur Mejri
Born in 1982 in Tunis (Tunisia), he lives and work in Nabeul (Tunisia).
Thameur Mejri graduated from the Institut des Beaux-Arts in Tunis, where he is now a teacher. His works where shown in the 13th Biennale, Cairo (Egypte), in Dak'art, Dakar (Senegal), in N 'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit (USA) and in New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, New York (USA).