London

Aïcha Snoussi
Born 1989 in Tunis, Tunisia
Lives and works in Paris, France
Aïcha Snoussi’s work questions notions of identity and the validity of norms through drawings and installations that mix fictions and archives. By blurring the tracks of reality to show the vestiges or traces of a history that she has reinvented, the artist develops a personal mythology that refers to episodes of the contemporary history of gender identity and migration, while convening a cluster of intimate references. Her work questions the relationship between drawing and the object to history, memories, ruins, and what remains in organic and poetic arrangements in dialogue with the places invested in situ.  Snoussi is the winner of the Sam 2020 Prize for Contemporary Art and received first prize at the Rambourg Foundation the same year for underwater, an archaeological fiction project that centres around a queer civilisation rediscovered on the African coast.
Aïcha Snoussi, Watch me, 2022, Collage on debris, 60 x 45 cm. Courtesy of Galerie La La Lande.

Artists 2022