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Chiraz Mosbah

ARTFORMS

Photography, Cinema, Scenography, Installations

 

MATERIALS / MEDIA

Photography papers, videos, films, documentaries, objects, recycled objects

 

TASAWAR INTERESTS

Chiraz Mosbah, Interior designer. Teaching design at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Sousse.

Integrate Tasawar Curatorial Studios for two reasons:

Personal reason: to participate and organise more exhibitions in Tunisia and abroad

Professional reason: to be part of instructors’ team for a new master in “Curatorial practice and Art exhibition” at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Sousse.

 

QUOTES

My passion for art started with my first exploration of the traditional city of Tunis.

My art productions are related to photography, cinema, scenography and installations showed in different countries.

The inspirations are taken from everything I see, live and feel in my surrounding society. My engaged work tends to focus on a critical thinking of social, cultural, ritual and political issues inviting the viewer to meditate. I try to interpret/reflect familiar concerns from people’s daily life, by using a variety of materials and processes.

An important aspect of my work is the interaction with people, familiar/unfamiliar with arts, and I often utilise non-conventional spaces for my artworks (rubbles, corridors, toilets…).

I try to create an art for each mental viewer to share thoughts/opinions far from the received ideas of our educational system, something to change a persons’ perception, a way to resist to extinction.

I was member of Amateur Cinematographers Association in Tunisia and I had contributed to the completion of several short films that participated in national/international festivals and won many awards. I had organized personal/group photography exhibitions, in Tunisia, France, Spain and Bahrain. I had participated in the festivals of foreign artists in Paris through a series of installations and had organized cultural events in Tunisia and France. I was the founder of a Contemporary Art Society, Paris. I was appointed as juror of international photo competitions in Tunisia, as well as expert at the 7th session of Ta’a-Alshabab Festival in Bahrain.

 

ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES Selection

1993-2003 | Tunis.tn | Contribution to the production of documentaries – FTCA (Tunisian Federation of Amateur Filmmakers)

1993-2009 | Tunis.tn and Paris.fr | Regular personal and group exhibition activity, mainly in France and Tunisia

2013-2018 | Bahrain.bh | Regular group scenography activity in Bahrain

2014-2018 | Bahrain.bh | Regular organisation of cultural and artistic events in Bahrain

 

FORMATION

Paris.fr | La Sorbonne – Paris IV | PhD in History of Islamic Art and Archaeology
Tunis.tn | University of Humanities and Social Sciences | MA in Heritage and Archaeology
Tunis.tn | Higher Institute of Fine Arts (ISBAT). Graduated in Interior Design

 

BIO

Lived in Paris.fr from 1999 to 2005

Lived in Manama.bh from 2011 to 2018

Lives in Tunis.tn

1973 Born in Tunis.tn

 

 

AUTHOR

Chiraz Mosbah