Nja Mahdoui

Nja Mahdaoui (Tunisia, b. 1937) was born in 1937 in Tunisia, Nja Mahdaoui attended the Academia Santa Andrea in Rome and the École du Louvre in Paris, where he also pursued further training at the Cité Internationale des Arts. Famous for his meticulous work in ink on parchment, he is considered ‘an explorer of signs’ and a ‘choreographer of letters’. Nja creates rhythmic abstract compositions inspired by Arabic calligraphy. His works have been widely shown around the world in GCC, Asia, America, Africa and Europe, presented at international art fairs: Abu Dhabi Art, Art Dubai, Art Paris, Marrakech Art fair, Kunst, Zoom Art Fair, Art Asia Miami, Art Stage Singapore, India Art Summit, Scope Basel, Contemporary Istanbul, and acquired by private and public collections such as the British Museum in London, the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC, Mathaf – Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, the Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA) in Paris, the National Gallery of Kuala Lumpur.