Malek Gnaoui
Born 1983 in Gabes, Tunisia 
Lives and works in Tunis, Tunisia
The work of Malek Gnaoui engages with issues centred around social conditions and the notion of human sacrifice. Working across video, ceramics, printmaking, installation, sound, and performance, Gnaoui’s approach towards materiality enables him to develop an alternative practice that combines everyday materials with traditional techniques, such as grinding bricks into powder which becomes lithography pigment. He often introduces powdered bricks to clay to produce sculptures with a specific quality. The physical involvement of production allows a performative aspect to emerge.
Malek Gnaoui, S.C/22 bri-post 01, 2022, Brick, printing on cement, 10 x 20 x 7 cm. Courtesy of Selma Feriani Gallery.

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