Thameur Mejri

Born in 1982 in Tunis, multi-disciplinary artist Thameur Mejri trained as a painter at the Institute of Fine Arts in Tunis and now lives and works in Nabeul, Tunisia. He currently teaches at the Higher Institute of the Arts & Crafts in Kairouan while completing a Ph.D. in Sciences and Technology of Arts and continuing to exhibit in Tunisia and internationally. His recent solo exhibitions include “Male (God) scarecrow” (2010) at Artyshow gallery in La Marsa, “Disaster pieces” (2012) at Elmarsa Gallery in Tunis, and “Before You Split the Ground” (2017) at Jack Bell Gallery in London. Produced in collaboration with his brother film director Kays Mejri, his video piece ”The Plague” won the prize for the best experimental short film in 2007 at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF). His paintings and films have been featured in several group shows, international art fairs, and film festivals in the UAE, Syria, France, Italy, the UK, Morocco, Canada, and the United States. His works are part of several collections, including Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah and Sindika Dokolo Collection, Luanda, and private collections in Paris, London, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, New York and Johannesburg.