Meet Mouna Karray

Portrait M-Karray

Photograph by P.C.Bertrand

Mouna Karray was born in Sfax, Tunisia, in 1970 and currently lives and works between Sfax and Paris. She studied cinema and photography in Tunis (1989-1993) and graduated from the Tokyo Institute of Polytechnics and Arts with an MA in Image Media in 2002.

Her work has been selected for Dak’Art 2016: The 12th Biennale of Contemporary African Art, Dakar, Senegal, and also recently featured in The Divine Comedy – Heaven, Purgatory And Hell Revisited By Contemporary African Artists, curated by Simon Njami, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC, USA (2015) touring from SCAD Museum of Art, Georgia, USA (2014-15) to MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany (2014). Solo shows include: Nobody Will Talk About Us, Tyburn Gallery, London, UK (2016); Murmurer, Galerie El Marsa, Tunis, Tunisia (2011) and The Cut-Out, Diwan Dar el Jeld de la Medina, Tunis, Tunisia (2004). Other recent group shows include; VISIBLE / INVISIBLE, Urban Africa and Margins, Fondation Blachère, Aix en Provence, France (2015), The Sea is my Land and Africa Big Change Big Chance, Triennale di Milano, Milano, Italy, (2014), Ici, ailleurs, Friche la Belle de Mai, Tour-Panorama, Marseille, France (2013), Photoquai, musée du quai Branly, Paris, France (2009) and she featured in the 2007 and 2011 Bamako Biennale, Mali.

She also participated in the residency programs at Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Umbertide, Italy (2007), Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris, France (2005) and most recently in in DAÏMÔN, Gatineau, Quebec (2017).

Mouna Karray has been included in numerous catalogues and publications such as The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists, 2014, Un avenir en Rose, Contemporary Art from Tunisia, 2012 and New Vision: Arab Contemporary Art in the 21st Century, 2011.