Feryel Lakhdar

Born in 1965 in Tunis, Feryel Lakhdar studied in Paris at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture and at the École des Beaux-arts. She stayed in France to study urban design and furniture design while taking part in the production of film set decorations. From here, she became involved in the restoration of public spaces like at Château Chinon in France. Lakhdar’s art can be associated with neo-figurative painting as it is based on the representation of contemporary women in society, specifically Tunisian women. Lakhdar has been exhibiting extensively since her first solo show in 1986 at the Museum of Sidi Bou Saïd, Tunisia. Her work has been showcased in various group and solo exhibitions worldwide, including in Tunisia, France, Italy, Portugal, Lebanon, and the UAE. She also participated in the World Exhibition – Seville Expo ’92 in Spain and Hanover 2000 in Germany. Solo shows in galleries worldwide including at Galerie El Hawajez in Cairo, Egypt in 1998, Esthète in Montreal, Canada, in 2005, and Galerie M in Paris, France, in 2004 and 2006. Her works can be found in various public and corporate collections including the Ministry of Culture in Tunisia. She currently lives and works in Tunis.