Ben Khelil, Yesmine
Born in 1986 in Tunis, Tunisia. Lives and works in Paris, France and Tunis, Tunisia
Yesmine Ben Khelil’s work explores, develops and captures a world of speculative beings mined from internet searches and stock imagery. So-called characters are then immortalised in ink, pencil or pastel portraits, a process which serves to question the reality or truth of their derivative image. These drawings are often placed against or into old literary editions, challenging the schemata of the book. Ben Khelil received a master’s degree in Plastic Arts and Sciences of Art from Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris. Solo exhibitions include History of Haunting, Escalier B, Bordeaux (2016) and The Universe is Expanding, Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis (2016). Works have been presented at Nanjing International Art Festival, Baijia Lake Museum, Nanjing (2016); Dak’Art – Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain, Dakar (2016) and Institut des Cultures d'Islam, Paris (2016).
Yesmine Ben Khelil, Il est où le chameau 7, 2017, Mixed media, 40 x 34 cm . Courtesy Primo Marella Gallery |Yesmine Ben Khelil, 'J’ai tenu parole', 2015, Mixed media 42 x 29.7 cm, Courtesy of Primo Marella Gallery

Artists 2015