Farah Khelil was born in 1980 in Carthage (Tunisia). She graduated from the Advanced Institute of Fine Arts in Tunis. Farah Khelil is currently pursuing a PhD in art and teaching visual arts in Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University. She has been received as resident at the Art Sensitif Resources Center, Mains d’œuvres (Paris) in 2010, Perception de la Ciutat, Centre Cívic Fort Pienc (Barcelona and Saragossa) in 2006 and more recently at ATER, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University in 2013.
Farah Khelil has been exhibiting internationally since 2006 in galleries and institutions. In 2013, she took part in Ce que le sonore fait au visuel at Château de Servières in Marseille as well as L'objet son at Palais Abdellia in Tunis and Shuffling Cards. Mouvement aléatoire des cartes at Art-cade gallery in Marseille in 2012. Additionally, she has published several books including Légendes (La Bibliothèque Fantastique, Paris) in 2012 and Un livre aveugle (La Bibliothèque Fantastique, Paris) in 2009.
Her practice deals with the point of view as plastic or textual data but also as a condition of approach of the work of which the viewer becomes witness and reader. The reading and translating devices are serving a work she names software. She mixes different techniques to give a wide range of points of view about being and living together. Codes are diverted, redistributed and multiplied to create new meanings. The artist develops forms of artistic approaches that install distance with the image, mediation role of the technical object and the portrait of the artist as translator.