Aymen Gharbi

Since 2019 Aymen Gharbi is part of the teaching team of the TASAWAR CURATORIAL STUDIOS. His focus in on the linguistic transit between Tounsi, Arabic, French, and English.

Aymen Gharbi is a curator with focus on contmporary art in dialogue with cultural heritage. Since 2016, jointly with Bettina Pelz, he directs the International Light Art Project INTERFERENCE in the Medina of Tunis. Since 2017, jointly with Bettina Pelz, he directs the International Media Art Biennial SEE DJERBA in Houmt Souk.tn.

Urban Fabric and Cultural Identity

From 2013 to 2015, Aymen Gharbi worked as an architect at the National Institution of Heritage on cartography and on conservation of the Medina of Tunis. In 2015, he founded the DOOLESHA project, a collective of urban activists to research and map the interplay of historic settings, ongoing urban developments and the sociocultural tissue of the contemporary Medina. He headed projects like DOORA-FEL-HOUMA what is a sociocultural project to engage young locals in research and mediation of the present changes in the Medina. Presently, he is working on DOOR-WAHDEK, a webzine linking scientific and artistic research, critical review and intellectual debate in an online platform, an app and a series of roundtables in the Medina.

CURATORIAL PRACTICE
Artistic Direction in tandem with Bettina Pelz

2021 | Tunis.tn | INTERFERENCE SERIES | Young Masters’ Program
2021 | Tunis.tn | INTERFERENCE SERIES | Electrical Disorder
2020 | INTERFERENCE SERIES | Digital Shift
2019 | Tunis.tn | SEE DJERBA
2019 | S├ęgou.ml | SEGOU YELEN
2018 | Tunis.tn | INTERFERENCE
2017 | Tunis.tn | SEE DJERBA
2016 | Tunis.tn | INTERFERENCE

ARCHITECTURE PRACTICE

2013 – 2015 | Tunis.tn | National Institute Of Heritage (INP)

TEACHING

Since 2020 | Sousse.tn | Higher Institute of Fine Arts | Curatorial Studies (MA)
Since 2019 | Tunis.tn | TASAWAR CURATORIAL STUDIOS | Moving Between Languages

STUDIES

2010 – 2013 | Sidi Bou Said.tn | National School Of Architecture And Urbanism (ENAU)

BIO

Since 2010 | Tunis.tn, Medina | Home
1989 | Born in Djerba.tn

LINKS

aymengharbi.net
DOOLESHA
DOURA-FEL-HOUMA
DOOR-WAHDEK

PHOTO

Malika Hagemann

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