Born in 1983 in Sidi Bouzid, Slimen Elkamel is a young visual artist and an extensively published art critic for newspapers, publications, and art catalogs. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions across his native Tunisia, including the Spring of the Arts in 2009 and in the UAE. In 2011 he held a solo exhibition at Artyshow gallery in El Marsa. Elkamel was an art resident at the Living Arts Center at Rades in 2010 and paid multiple artistic and research visits to Paris, Algeria, and Bahrain. He has also been involved in the theatre in scenography and creative direction. Elkamel has spoken of the spontaneous way in which the Tunisian revolution, in which he was an active participant, has infiltrated his work, which, he says, questions social constraints and the absurdity of violence. He has a master’s degree in Visual Arts, specializing in Painting and Techniques of Science and Art. In 2010 he began his Ph.D. thesis at the Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts of Tunis. He currently teaches at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts of Sousse.