Nabil Saouabi


Nabil Souabi, born in 1972 in Jendouba, Tunisia, completed his studies at the School of Fine Arts in Tunis, where he earned a master’s degree in 2002, specialising in engraving, which he later taught at the same school. In 2013, he obtained his doctorate in Arts Science and Techniques. Souabi held his first solo exhibition in 2000 and has since participated in numerous exhibitions in Tunisia and internationally, including Dak’Art in Beijing and international art fairs such as 1-54 Contemporary African Art in New York, Art Dubai, Investec Cape Town Art Fair, and Parallel Vienna.

In 2014, his exhibition “Sleeper(s) Awake” at the El Marsa Gallery explored the power of political imagery, blending autobiographical painting with theatrical elements to depict the relationship between the artist and his surrounding world, especially his studio space. His works are part of various private collections in Tunisia, Europe, and the Middle East, and are also held by the Tunisian Ministry of Culture.