Khelil, Farah
Born 1980 in Carthage, Tunisia
Lives and works in Tunis, Tunisia and Paris, France
Farah Khelil’s current research revolves around tropes of cultural identity, which she subverts to produce new meaning and representations. Khelil is interested in the relationship between word and image, and more particularly, how reality and fiction are encoded within both forms. She holds a Ph.D in Art and Sciences of Art from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, where she now lectures. Her recent exhibitions include Mare Medi Terraneum, Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Majorca (2015); Un cabinet de curiosité, Undercurrent Projects, New York; Restitution, Centre d’Arts Plastiques Fernand Léger in Port de Bouc, Martigues (2014) and Point de vue, point d’écoute, Centre Culturel International de Cerisy, Cerisy-la-Salle (2013).
Farah Khelil, IQRA, 2017, Drawing, ink and microchip on paper, 50 x 50 cm, 19 x 19 in. Courtesy Officine dell’Immagine