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Hela Ammar

ARTFORM

photography, installation 

MATERIALS / MEDIA

photo, embroidery, sound, archives

GUIDING INTERESTS

In her artistic work, Hela Ammar explores the question of identity and memory. Her work is highly engaged with public issues, Ammar is a strong feminist and advocate for women and looks in her art to explore the female identity among the moral and religious conventions of Tunisia today and in the past.
//Matthew Keyte: The 10 Best Contemporary Tunisian Artists.

EXHIBTIONS Selection

2016 | Paris.fr | The Biennal of the contemporary arab world photographers, Institut du Monde Arabe 

2016 | Dakar.sn | « Réenchantements » Dak’art Biennal 2016 

2015 | Marseille.fr | « Fragments d’une Tunisie contemporaine », MuCem  

2015-2017 | Bamako.ml | Bamako Encounters 

2015 | Cairo.eg | Something Else, Off Biennal Cairo 

2015 | Fes.ma | International Photography Encounters of Fes 

2014 | Dakar.sn | Monochromes Dak’art Biennal 

2014 | Marseille.fr | The 27th Instants Vidéo, Festival numérique et poétique 

2013 | NewYork.us | World Nomads New York 

2013 | Arles.fr | Les rencontres photographiques d’Arles 

2012-2012 and 2017 | Tunis.tn | Dream City

FORMATION 

Phd in Laws, alumni student of the painter of Mahmoud Sehili.

BIO

Born in 1969

Lives in Tunis.tn

Links : 

Hela Ammar’s Website

Regards d’artistes sur les archives 1- Tarz par Héla Ammar

Tisser le temps à travers les images: entretien avec Héla Ammar

The Woven Archive: Héla Ammar in conversation with Wafa Gabsi

« Passer à travers les murs » Entretien d’Anaïs Pachabézian avec Héla Ammar

TEXTS

Ibraaz: What role can the archive play in developing and sustaining a critical and culturally located art history? by Hela Ammar

VIDEOS

Feriez vous confiance à des criminels? Hela Ammar at TEDxCarthage

TALENTS D’AILLEURS Héla Ammar, artiste photographe

SAADYA by Hela Ammar

IMAGES

Hela Ammar Website: Tarz. Retrieved 29 September 2020.

Hela Ammar Website: The Woven Archives. Retrieved 29 September 2020.

Hela Ammar Website: Counfa. Retrieved 29 September 2020.

FEATURED IMAGE

Artwork featured on the landing page of Hela Ammar’s Website

AUTHOR

Imen Bahri, Emily Sarsam