Nicène Kossentini

Nicène Kossentini
5 November 2020 juliend


Niecène Kossentini

Claire Gastaud

Born in Tunis in 1976, Nicène Kossentini studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tunis, at the Marc Bloch University in Strasbourg and at the Sorbonne in Paris. She now lives and works between Tunis and Paris. Her videos, photographs, sculptures, paintings and drawings question the world’s current events. Whatever her approach, she never stops searching for aesthetics, beauty and poetry to confront violence. The spaces she captures read like metaphors, addressing the notions of presence, absence, oblivion and memory. In the course of her career, the artist has taken part in numerous collective exhibitions internationally (Marrakech Art Fair, Institut du monde arabe in Paris, the African Biennial of Photography in Bamako…) and has presented four solo shows, in Tunis (2009 and 2010), London (2011) and Madrid (2012).