Aïcha Snoussi

Born in 1989 in Tunis.
Lives and works in Paris.

Aïcha Snoussi's work questions notions of identity and the validity of norms and classifications through drawings and installations that blend fictions and archives. By blurring the lines of reality to reveal the vestiges or traces of a history that she has reinvented, the artist develops a personal mythology that refers to episodes in our contemporary history (gender identity and migration) while summoning up a bundle of intimate references. Her work questions the relationship between drawings and objects, history, memories, ruins and what remains, in organic, poetic arrangements that engage in dialogue with the places she visits in situ.

Winner of the "Prix Sam pour l'art contemporain" and the first "Prix de la Fondation Rambourg" in 2020, for her project "Underwater تحت الماء" an archaeological fiction about a queer civilization rediscovered on the coast of Africa. This project takes the form of a series of installations and exhibitions at MO.CO. Montpellier Contemporain, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Fondation Zinsou in Ouidah, Site archéologique Lattara and soon in Tunis. She is also taking part in various group exhibitions, including "Habibi, les révolutions de l'amour" at the Institut du Monde Arabe from September 27, 2022 to February 19, 2023, and "Les Portes du possible. Art & Science-fiction" at the Centre Pompidou Metz from November 5 to April 10, 2023.