Khaled Ben Slimane


Khaled Ben Slimane, born in 1951 in Nabeul, Tunisia, is a renowned ceramicist, sculptor, and painter whose work explores spirituality. He incorporates letters, words, and Qur’anic verses into his art in a rhythmic, graphic style. Slimane graduated from the Technological Institute of Art in Tunis in 1977 and furthered his studies at Escola Massana in Barcelona, Spain. He held a residency at the Idemitsu Museum of Arts in Tokyo from 2004-05. Slimane has received numerous awards, including the Grand Prize in Vietri sul Mare, Italy, in 2002 and the National Cultural Prize in Tunis. His works are featured in major museums such as the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC, and the British Museum.