Thameur Mejri: Eroded Grounds

Thameur Mejri: Eroded Grounds

From March 28 to May 7, 2019, Gallery 1957, Accra will present a solo exhibition titled Eroded Grounds by Tunisian-based artist Thameur Mejri. The exhibition explores the image of Tunisian society as perceived by the artist.

Born in 1982 in Tunis, 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 PhD 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). He has also participated in several group shows and international art fairs in the UAE, France, UK, Morocco and the United States. His works are part of several private and public collections including Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah and Sindika Dokolo Collection, Luanda.

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