PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY
PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY
Yesmine  Ben Khelil

Yesmine Ben Khelil

born in 1986 in Tunis (Tunisia)

Through the questioning of image Yesmine tries to evoke the reality, starting from the constant that the unique reality is the only certainty, being the uncertainty and the non-sense.
Yesmine Ben Khelil belongs to those artists who have exhibited artworks after 2011, and who proposed a completely different art from that Tunisia was used to. Aiming to overcome all those clichés we often have to undergo, her works present a series of pieces that belong to a publication that dates back to 1963 and that can be considered as a propaganda tool and a possible way to give it a new dimension. After having repossessed this document, she has enriched it with her drawings, previously made in pencil and watercolor, starting from snippets of images found in the web. This practice is to integrate different techinques in order to identify characters which show a colored mass in vegetal and mineral form as a dreamlike extension, appearing under certain pages from which pieces have been removed.
Born in 1986, Tunisian artist Yesmine Ben Khelil studied at the University Pantheon-Sorbonne in Paris, France. She currently lives and works in Tunis. Notable exhibitions include "Le Jour Qui Vient" at Galerie des Galeries – Lafayette, Paris, France (2017), Paris; "Imago Mundi", at Luciano Benetton Collection, Italy (2014) and "Arab Springs" in Bamako, Mali (2011). In addition to DAK’aRt, Yasmine Bel Khelil will be part of a collective exhibition at ICI (Institute of Islamic Cultures) in Paris while developing several projects.

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2016
Dak’art, 12eme Biennale de l’Art Africain, Dakar, SN
Effervescence, Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris, FR

2015
The Universe is expanding, Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis, TN

2014
Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, IT
Portrait Redux, Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis, TN

2013
Portraits, Exposition Collective Selma Feriani Gallery, London, GB
Ventes, Contemporary Art Doha , Sotheby’s, Doha, QA
Young Little Monsters, Exposition Collective Galerie Hope Contemporary, Tunis, TN

2012
Printemps des arts, Expo - d’art contemporain, Palais el Abdelleya, La Marsa, Tunis, TN

2011
9em Rencontre de Bamako, Exposition «Printemps Arabe», Bamako, ML

2010
Putting-It-All-Together: Collage, Montage and Assemblage, Climate Gallery, New York, US

2007
New Generation – 6 experiments, Centre Saint Charles, Paris, FR
Videocollectifs, Festival videoforme, Clermond Ferrand, FR

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2017
The Black Sphinx: from Morocco to Madagascar, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, IT
Le Jour Qui Vient, Galerie des Galeries - Lafayette, Paris, FR

2016     
Nanjing International Festival, Baijia Lake museum, CN
Reenchantement, Biennale de Dakar, SN
Effervescence, Institut des cultures d’islam, Paris, FR

DDessin, La petite collection, Paris, FR

2015
Réminiscences, exposition Talan, Tunis, TN

2014
Turbulence project Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, IT
Portrait Redux, Selma Feriani Gallery, Sidi Bou Said, TN

2013
Heads, Hope contemporary Gallery, La Marsa, Tunis, TN
Contemporary Art/Doha, Sotheby’s, QA
Portraits, Selma Feriani Gallery, London, GB

Young little monsters, Hope Contemporary Gallery, La Marsa, Tunis, TN
Hands, Hope Contemporary Gallery, La Marsa, Tunis, TN

2012
Printemps des arts/ Art Fair Tunis, Palais El Abdeleya, La Marsa, Tunis, TN

2011
Arab Springs, 9eme Rencontres de Bamako, Bamako, ML

Yesmine  Ben Khelil - Le monde est couleur menthe à l’eau
Le monde est couleur menthe à l’eau
2018
Mixed media on paper
Cm 160 x 120
Yesmine Ben Khelil - Le monde est couleur menthe à l’eau
2018 - Mixed media on paper - Cm 160 x 120
Yesmine  Ben Khelil - Le monde est couleur menthe à l’eau
Le monde est couleur menthe à l’eau
2018
Mixed media on paper
Cm 250 x 140
Yesmine Ben Khelil - Le monde est couleur menthe à l’eau
2018 - Mixed media on paper - Cm 250 x 140
Yesmine  Ben Khelil - Il est où le chameau 1
Il est où le chameau 1
2017
Mixed media
Cm 40 x 34
Yesmine Ben Khelil - Il est où le chameau 1
2017 - Mixed media - Cm 40 x 34
Yesmine  Ben Khelil - Il est où le chameau 3
Il est où le chameau 3
2017
Mixed media
Cm 40 x 34
Yesmine Ben Khelil - Il est où le chameau 3
2017 - Mixed media - Cm 40 x 34
Yesmine  Ben Khelil - Il est où le chameau 4
Il est où le chameau 4
2017
Mixed media
Cm 40 x 34
Yesmine Ben Khelil - Il est où le chameau 4
2017 - Mixed media - Cm 40 x 34
Yesmine  Ben Khelil - Il est où le chameau 5
Il est où le chameau 5
2017
Mixed media
Cm 40 x 34
Yesmine Ben Khelil - Il est où le chameau 5
2017 - Mixed media - Cm 40 x 34
Yesmine  Ben Khelil - Il est où le chameau 1
Il est où le chameau 1
2017
Mixed media
Cm 40 x 34
Yesmine Ben Khelil - Il est où le chameau 1
2017 - Mixed media - Cm 40 x 34
Yesmine  Ben Khelil - Il est où le chameau 6
Il est où le chameau 6
2017
Mixed media
Cm 40 x 34
Yesmine Ben Khelil - Il est où le chameau 6
2017 - Mixed media - Cm 40 x 34
Yesmine  Ben Khelil - Il est où le chameau 7
Il est où le chameau 7
2017
Mixed media
Cm 40 x 34
Yesmine Ben Khelil - Il est où le chameau 7
2017 - Mixed media - Cm 40 x 34
Yesmine  Ben Khelil - J’ai tenu parole
J’ai tenu parole
2015
Mixed media on paper
Cm 42 x 29,7
Yesmine Ben Khelil - J’ai tenu parole
2015 - Mixed media on paper - Cm 42 x 29,7
Yesmine  Ben Khelil - J’ai tenu parole
J’ai tenu parole
2015
Mixed media on paper
Cm 42 x 29,7
Yesmine Ben Khelil - J’ai tenu parole
2015 - Mixed media on paper - Cm 42 x 29,7
Yesmine  Ben Khelil - J’ai tenu parole
J’ai tenu parole
2015
Mixed media on paper
Cm 42 x 29,7
Yesmine Ben Khelil - J’ai tenu parole
2015 - Mixed media on paper - Cm 42 x 29,7
Yesmine  Ben Khelil - J’ai tenu parole
J’ai tenu parole
2015
Mixed media on paper
Cm 42 x 29,7
Yesmine Ben Khelil - J’ai tenu parole
2015 - Mixed media on paper - Cm 42 x 29,7
Yesmine  Ben Khelil - J’ai tenu parole
J’ai tenu parole
2015
Mixed media on paper
Cm 42 x 29,7
Yesmine Ben Khelil - J’ai tenu parole
2015 - Mixed media on paper - Cm 42 x 29,7
Yesmine  Ben Khelil - J’ai tenu parole
J’ai tenu parole
2015
Mixed media on paper
Cm 42 x 29,7
Yesmine Ben Khelil - J’ai tenu parole
2015 - Mixed media on paper - Cm 42 x 29,7