Mohamedali Ltaief is an interdisciplinary artist, author and researcher. He studied philosophy in Tunis. Graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts in Tunis, he did research in spatial strategies at the Academy of Arts Weißensee in Berlin.
Mohamedali Ltaief’s practice is a reflection in constant movement between disciplines and temporalities. He has developed his work at the intersection of theatre, performance, conceptual and visual art.
His research and artistic work is situated at the intersection of biography and collectivity, in the emergence of a decolonial intersubjectivity: recontextualising and reconfiguring memories of the future, lost or left behind by the single “universal” history of modernity.
His current artistic project “Le chemin du soleil ou la vie nue” is a performance developed in the framework of an artistic residency in Tunis, co-produced with L’art Rue Tunis, AFAC and Sénat de Berlin.
Since 2010, Mohamedali Ltaief has been working in parallel to his individual practice on joint artistic projects. In 2011 he co-founded the anonymous art collective “Ahl Al Kahf” in Tunis.
Between 2013-17, Mohamedali Ltaief continuously collaborated with the Motus theatre company, made performances, artworks and texts in “Nella Tempesta” (performance), “Caliban Cannibal”(performance) and “Call me X” (video-installation) as part of the 2011>2068 Animale Politico project with Silvia Calderoni on stage.
From 2017 to 2019, Mohamedali Ltaief conducted research in Marseille, Mexico City, Tunisia and Algeria. He co-wrote “Hundert Jahre” with Darja Stocker, the chronicle of Swiss/German soldiers in the French Foreign Legion in North Africa – a piece commissioned by Theater Basel, Switzerland. In June 2019, he presented the performative manifesto “Ghosts of Meaning”, which premiered at “The Present Is Not Enough” festival at HAU2 Berlin.
His work has been presented at Silent Green Kulturquartier Berlin, HKW Berlin, Hellerau Dresden, Santarcangelo dei Teatri Rimini, Black Box Teater Oslo, and elsewhere.
Mohamedali Ltaief lives and works between Berlin and Tunis.