Omar Bey


Omar Bey, born in Tunis in 1973, graduated from the Institut des Beaux-Arts de Tunis in 1998. He completed a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts from 2011 to 2012. His work has been showcased in various international exhibitions in cities like Paris, London, Barcelona, New York, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi, and at contemporary art fairs such as Cutlog, Dubai Art Fair, Abu Dhabi Art Fair, and 1:54 African Art Fair. Bey’s themes focus on the contrasts of existence, with each piece exploring absurdities through the use of seemingly contradictory materials. His art, akin to “art brut,” reflects a personal engagement with the tensions of his experiences in Tunisia, which also resonate with broader contexts.