Farah Khelil was born in 1980 in Carthage, lives and works in Paris. She obtained a PhD in Art in Sorbonne Paris.
Interested in the periphery of the eye and the imaging of the word, Farah Khelil questions the point of view as a condition of access to reality. She diverts and appropriates objects, legends, comments, quotations and archives by installing in her works protocols of translation, coding, distancing and blindness using games of dissimulation and unveiling of meaning. These data take shape through the implementation of a work that it calls software. By developing a research on the relationship between art and translation, and in particular through a plastic and critical reading of the notion of the diagram, Farah Khelil questions the transformation and the process of a becoming and draws an image of thought between learned and popular culture.
Among her recent exhibitions are Surfacing, Officine Dell’Immagine Gallery, Milan, Italy (2019), Heartbreak, Ca’ del Duca, Corte del Duca Sforza, Ruya maps, Venice, Italy (2019), Graines de pensée, Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunisia (2018), Liens de travers, Institut Français de Sousse & Association Delta, Sousse, Tunisia (2018), Art of The Postcard, 14 Florence Street, London, UK (2017), Medi Terraneum, Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Palma de Mallorca (2015), Point de vue, point d’écoute (Gilbert Simondon), CCIC Normandie, France (2013).
She was recently nominated for the AWARE Award.
• “Farah Khelil, la grammaire du réel”, interview by Julien Verhaeghe
• “Exposition: «Graines de pensée» de Farah Khelil, réfléchir le regard” by Adnen Jdey
• “A Conversation with Farah Khelil on the Occasion of her Exhibition “Graines de pensée” at Selma Feriani Gallery”, by James Scarborough
• “When Art and Technology meet – the rise of Digital Arts in the MENA Region” by Alexandra Kinias