Héla Ammar

“Art is my best way to address the world and every issue I deal with as a human being and as a citizen.”

Visual Artist


Born in June 1969 in Tunis, Héla Ammar is a visual artist. Her photographs and installations deal with issues of memory. Identity and marginality are at the center of his interests. Author of “Corridors” IN 2014 and co-author of “Siliana Syndrome” IN 2013, she has developed a series of work on the conditions of detention in Tunisia.


She has participated in numerous exhibitions, biennials and international fairs (France, Switzerland, Belgium, England, USA, Senegal, Mali, Ethiopia, etc.). Her works can be found in the permanent collection of the British Museum (London), the “Institut du Monde Arabe” (IMA – Paris) and in the Slaoui Foundation Museum (Casablanca).




Héla’s work has been showcased in various international biennales and exhibitions such as Reflections, at the British Museum (London 2021), The refugee week at the Victoria and Albert Museum (London 2019), Beyond borders at the Boghossian Foundation (Brussels, 2019), Mara’ina at the King Abdulaziz Center of Art and Culture, (Ithra, Saudi Arabia, 2019), The Biennale of the contemporary Arab world photographers (Arab World Institute, Paris (France 2017), Dak’art Biennale (Senegal 2014, 2016), «Fragments d’une Tunisie contemporaine» MuCem (Marseille, France 2015), Addis Photo Fest (Ethiopia 2016, 2018), Bamako Encounters (Mali, 2015, 2017), Something Else, Off Biennale Cairo (Egypt 2015), International Photography Encounters of Fes (Morocco, 2015), the 27th Instants Vidéo (Festival numérique et poétique (Marseille 2014, 2016, 2018), World Nomads New York ( USA, 2013), Les rencontres photographiques d’Arles (France, 2013), Dream City (Tunisia, 2010, 2012 and 2017).



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