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Wadi Mhiri’s Biography

Wadi Mhiri is a visual artist born in Tunis, currently his workplace. Since 2004 he has specialized in photography. His work deals with the question of identity in relation with Tunisian news, “Our identity belongs to us only in part, it sometimes escapes us even when manipulations multiply. Only our consciousness can save us and enlighten us the path to identity. “Wadi divides his time between his artistic work and his job as director of Pinceau Mirette – “children’s art club”.

TRAININGS AND FUNCTIONS

  • Director of Pinceau Mirette – “children’s art club” | Tunis (Tn)
  • Teacher at the Higher Institute of Fashion Professions for 4 years | Monastir (Tn)
  • Artistic director SINOVOG EXPORT company for 12 years.
  • Member of the Union of Tunisian Plastic Artists.
  • “Photo” training at the Italian cultural center | Tunis (Tn)
  • Ceramic training.
  • Video art training
  • Training in Ikebana
  • Training in NLP.
  • Diploma in design and modeling | Paris (Fr)
  • Exhibition curator of “POLEN” |  The Frenh residency | Tunis (Tn)
  • ATTIJARI BANK ‘Gateway” exhbibition | Tunis (Tn)

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS AND RESIDENCIES

  • 2017 | “Vicious Circle” Jaou Tunis, Spanish Gate of the Goulette | La Goulette (Tn)
  • 2017 | “Géo-Grafi”, Exhibition of Contemporary Art, B’chira Art Center | Tunis (Tn)
  • 2017 | Lichtcampus 2017, Black Light Workshop | Hildesheim (De)
  • 2016 | Artistic residendy | Ségou ‘Art, first edition of the Contemporary Art Fair of Mali | Ségou (Ml)
  • 2016 | Artistic residendy | «INTERFERENCE» First international Light Art Festival in the Medina of Tunis | Tunis (Tn)
  • 2016 | «Ward & Cartouches», Alain Nadaud Gallery, Sadika Art Space | Gammarth (Tn)
  • 2014 | Artistic residendy | A part of the African Festival in Osnabrück | Osnabrück  (De)
  • 2013 | Personal exhibition on the footsteps of Gallelas’ potters, Museum of ceramics, Sidi kacem El Jelizi | Tunis (Tn)
  • 2013 | Artistic residendy | First International Contemporary «Land Art» Festival |Tozeur (Tn)
  • 2013 | Artistic residendy | Heritage workshop, project supported by the Wallonia-Brussels delegation | Sbeïtla (Tn)
  • 2009 | Personal exhibition “Friday 13”, Bel ART Gallery  | Tunis (Tn)

EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES (Sélection)

  • 2017 | “Message in a bottle”, Arterial network, meeting and exhibition | Seychelles (Sc)
  • 2016-217 | Med’in Peace“, 32 Mediterranean artists exhibition for Peace during a 2-year sensitization tour in France: Montélimar (Musée Saint-Martin), Volvic (Musée Marcel-Sahut) Montpelier, Marseille, Lyon, Paris …
  • 2016 | “Tunisia, the new picture”, Selam Feriani Gallery, Embassy of Tunisia | London (Gb)
  • 2016 | “Focus Maghreb”, Bchira Art Center at the Swab | Barcelona (Es)
  • 2015-2016 | “TRACES” Fragments of a contemporary Tunisia, Mucem | Marseille (Fr)
  • 2016 | “BARCHA”, Musk and Amber Gallery | Tunis (Tn)
  • 2015 | “+216” at the beautiful Friche de May | Marseille (Fr)
  • 2014 | Traveling virtual image festival | Bamako, Sikasso and Ségou (Ml)
  • 2O14 | The Treasury of the Medina, Galerie Medina | Bamako (Ml)
  • 2014 | Participation in the Offices of Arles Photographic meetings with the gallery Fontaine Obscure | Arles (Fr)
  • 2014 | 6×7 / 100 = 11 Exhibition of contemporary art for the centenary of Paul Klee’s passage in Tunsia, Sadika Art Space | Gammarth (Tn)
  • 2014 | SOS-Borj in peril, Artistic intervention in Borj Rekik with Houda Ghorbel and Hichem Ben Khélifa |  Sfax (Tn)
  • 2013 | Khadra, Darb 1718, Center of Culture and Contemporary Art | Cairo (Eg)
  • 2013 | Photo’Aix, Regards croisés, Photographic meeting at the Museum des Tapisseries | Aix en Provence  (Fr)
  • 2012-2015 | Act 01, Act 02, act 03 and act 04 Bchira Art Center | Sidi Thabet, Tunis (Tn)
  • 2013 | Participation in the crazy history of street arts in L’Estaque in the framework of Marseille-Provence 2013 | (Fr)
  • 2013 | Participation in the TANDEM / SHAML “Art as a critical force” program | Istanbul (Tr) and Berlin (De)
  • 2012 | Participation in Dream City 2012 Tunis and Sfax under the theme: The artist, Facing liberties | Sfax, Tunis (Tn)
  • 2012 | Spring of the Art Fair Tunis 2012, palace El Ibdelliya | La marsa (Tn)
  • 2005-2011 | The Spring of Plastic Arts in Marsa | Tunis (Tn)
  • 2011-2013 | Ceramics and sculpture | Sfax (Tn)
  • 2011 | “Opening” B’Chira Art Center | Tunis (Tn)
  • 2010 | «Art Fashion 1», Space square 5 | Tunis (Tn)
  • 2009 | «Black & white», gallery el borj | Tunis (Tn)
  • 2009 | «Poetics of the Shores», Higher Institute of Fashion |  Monastir (Tn)
  • 2005-2010 | Union of Tunisian plastic artists.
  • 2008 | «Painting – Sculpture – Installation», Kanvas |  La Soukra (Tn)
  • 2007 | Photo-Gravure, Municipal Gallery of Sfax | Sfax (Tn)
  • 2005 | “The Salon 2005” National Monegasque Committee.
  • 2005 | Participation in the 4th exhibition of the plastic arts of Hammamet | Hammamet (Tn)
  • 2005 | Meeting of the photographic days of Ghar el Melh | Bizerte (Tn)

PRICE – COMPETITIONS

  • 2013 | Video performance, Africa in América | Brazil (Br)
  • 2011  | First Prize of Contemporary Photography awarded at the Biennale of Photo-Engraving | Sfax (Tn)
  • 2007 | The first prize of the Photography at the annual exhibition of the Union of Tunisian plastic artists.
  • 2005 | The third prize of the Photography in the 3rd Spring of the Plastic Arts of Marsa | Tunis (Tn)
  • 2004 | The first prize of the Photography at the days of the patrimonial photography of Ain Drahem | Tabarka (Tn)