Khaled Ben Slimane

(Tunisia, b. 1951) was born in Nabeul, Ben Slimane studied at the Uscuela Massana of Barcelona and Technological Institute of Art in Tunis, where he lives and works till today. His multi-disciplinary practice includes paintings on paper, canvas and wood as well as ceramic and bronze sculptures. A synthesis of East and West, his work invokes Sufism through graphic repetition in a distinctive style. His works have been exhibited internationally from Tunis, Baghdad, Rabat, London, and Rome to New York, including MNAM-Centre Pompidou and Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, Musée d’Ethnographie de Corse, and Palais des Gouverneurs Génois in Bastia. His work is part of several important private and public collections including the British Museum, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., the Idemitsu Museum of Arts in Tokyo, the Benaki Museum in Athens, the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman, the Badisches landesmuseum in Karlsruhe and the Museu de Ceramica de Barcelona.