Asma M'Naouar

  • Biography

    Tunisian born, Asma M'Naouar graduated in Aesthetics and Arts Science from the Institut des Beaux-arts of Tunis in 1988, before she pursued her academic training in Italy at the Rome Art Academy in 1993. Awarded a number of artist residency grants, she stayed in Switzerland, France and Lebanon. Then, she settled in Italy in 2002 where she completed her Master in Conservation at Palazzo Spinelli in Florence. She was awarded various prizes including the 1st Prize of the critic “Giordano Bruno” in Solerno, Italy, in 1993 and the First Golden Prize at the Biennale of Kuwait in 1996. In 1999, she was awarded the 1st Prize for Visual Art by the Ministry of Culture in Tunisia.

    Since 1996, Asma has been regularly exhibiting at Elmarsa gallery where she had her latest solo exhibition in June 2014. She took part in numerous group shows. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and biennials in North Africa, Europe and the Middle East such as Sharjah Biennale (1995), Palazzo Suevo Bari, Italy (1998), the National Museum of Art in Kaunas/Lithuania (2003), Municipal museum of Pultsk in Poland (2004),  the Arab World Institute in Paris (2008), Dar El Founoun in Tunis, Algiers, Rabat (2008), and the Palais Namaskar in Marrakech as part of the exhibition “Symbiose de deux mondes-L’Europe et le Maghreb” organised by The Written Art Foundation in Franckfurt. She also participated in the itinerant exhibition “Un Autre Regard” in Tunis in 2000 and in 2004 in Switzerland. She took part in international art forums as a guest speaker such as at the Global Art Forum at Art Dubai and at the Palais Namaskar in Marrakech within the framework of the exhibition. In 2015, she took part in the travelling exhibition « All the World’s a Mosque » in Carthage, Tunisia, curated by Lina Lazaar.

    Her works can be found in many public and private collections including The Foundation Pietro Caporella in Rome, the Center Rachid Karamé in Tripoli, Lebanon and the Ministry of Culture in Tunisia as well as private collections in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

    Exhibitions

    Born in 1965, Tunis (Tunisia).Lives and works in Tunis.



    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    2003            Master in Conservation - Institute for Art and Restoration, Palazzo Spinelli, Florence, Italy

    2001           Intergovernmental Agency of the Francophonie in Tripoli, Lebanon

    1997           Residency with the Workshop of Tunisia - International City of Arts Paris

    1996           Residency with the Workshop of Tunisia - International City of Arts Paris

    1995           Residency with the Bildzwang Workshop, Pro-Helvetia at Lucerne, Switzerland

    1994           Residency with the Bildzwang Workshop, Pro-Helvetia at Lucerne, Switzerland

    1993           Graduate of the Academy of the fine arts of Rome - Emphasis in Painting

    1988           Control in Aesthetics and Arts sciences - I.T.A.A.U.T. University of Tunis



    SOLO SHOWS (selection)

    2021            “Horizons”, Elmarsa Gallery, Dubai

    2014            “City”, Elmarsa Gallery, Tunisia

    2010            “Untitled, 2010”, Elmarsa Gallery, Tunisia

    2009            Galerie Gilbert Dufois, Senlis, France         

    2008            Exhibition at the Raiffeisenbank, Vienna, Austria

    2006           Natura, Elmarsa Gallery, Tunisia

    2004           Mare Nostrum, Elmarsa Gallery, Tunisia

    2004           Mare Nostrum, Dante Alghieri, Rome, Italy

    2002           Mare Nostrum II, Elmarsa Gallery, Tunisia

    1998           Elmarsa Gallery, Tunisia

    1997           Galerie de la Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

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