Born in 1976
Lives and works inTunis and Paris

Nicène Kossentini was born in 1976 in Sfax, Tunisia. She currently lives and works between Tunis and Paris. Her videos, photographs, sculptures, works on paper and paintings question the current events of the world. In this perspective, she always tends towards the quest for aesthetics, beauty and poetry to confront violence. Each of her works is an invitation to live a symbiosis with a space of life at the same time close and uncertain. Playing with black and white contrasts and areas of semi-visibility, Nicène Kossentini creates singular and minimalist environments. Her photographs and videos track the traces of sites and faces on the verge of disappearance, hypnotizing the viewer who is waiting for an imminent event. Nicene Kossentini's work has been featured in several solo and group exhibitions, including MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany: the Gwangju Museum of Art; Gwangju, South Korea: the National Museum of Bahrain; Manama, Bahrain: Pori Art Museum; Finland: Tunis Museum and Kheireddine Palace; Tunis, Tunisia: Museo Arte Contemporanea Ticino; Bellinzona, Switzerland: National Center for Contemporary Arts; Moscow, Russia: Algiers Museum of Contemporary Art; Algeria and Circulo de Bellas Artes; Madrid, Spain.