Yesmine Ben Khelil 


Yesmine Ben Khelil (1986, Tunisia) lives and works betwen Tunis and Paris. By analysing how fact and fiction are constructed through images, Yesmine Ben Khelil appropriates different kind of found materials like photographs, books, objects and texts and intervenes through drawing, collage and juxtaposition in installation. She constructs constellations of manipulated images and objects that form alternative narratives, shedding light on a world in metamorphosis.

Selected solo exhibitions include: I have something to tell you, B7L9 Art station, Tunis, Tunisia 2020;  Tout est rose là bas, au crépuscule, Galerie Maia Muller, Paris, France, 2020; The Universe is Expanding, Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis, Tunisia, 2015; Group exhibitions include: Cut and Past, Galerie Maia Muller, Paris, 2019; Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Chengdu, China, 2018; Jaou Tunis, Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Hwé pavilion curated by Aziza Harmel; Nanjing International Festival, Baijia Lake museum, China, curated by Lu Peng and Letizia Ragaglia, 2016; Reenchantement, Biennale de Dakar, Senegal, curated by Simon Njami. 2016; Residencies: Philomena + art and architecture platform, Vienna, Austria 2018; L’escalier B, Bordeaux, France 2016.
Fig. 1.
Yesmine Ben Khelil, La strategie de la nouvelle chair n°1, 2017,
Collage on paper, worn coral, clay and acrylic, 23.5 x 32 x 3 cm.
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Fig. 2.
Yesmine Ben Khelil, Treasures of the Bardo national museum n°1, 2017, Collage on paper, 21 x 29.7 cm.
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Fig. 3.
Yesmine Ben Khelil, «Ô Tanit! Tu m’aimes, n’est ce pas?» n°1, 2017, Collage on paper, 24.4 x 18.5 cm.
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