Lumieres d'Afriques | MOUNA JEMAL SIALA
Lumieres d'Afriques
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Born in 1973, in Paris, Mouna J. Siala lives and works in Tunis, where she has been teaching visual arts at the Institut supérieur des Beaux-Arts since 1998. She received her Masters in Visual Arts, with a specialization in engraving, in 1995, at the Technological Art, Architecture and Urbanism Institute. In 2002, she was awarded a doctorate in Art and Science of Art from the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.


Multidisciplinary artist, concerned with preserving the memory of her personal life. Mouna J. Siala puts photography at the heart of her work. She is inspired by her own history, in order to deal with issues concerning identity, especially that of the Tunisian woman, in the historical and political context of her country.


Since 1993, Mouna J. Siala has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Tunisia, as well as in museums and institutions in France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, and the United States. She has received several national and international awards, including the Grand Prize of the Médina of Tunisia, in 2005, the National Prize of Merit within the domain of Arts and Sciences, in 2009, and the prize offered by the Minister of Culture at Dak’Art, in 2010. She also participated in the Rencontres de Bamako, and the Pan-African Festival of Algiers in 2009. Her work has been exhibited several times at the Dakar Biennials and at the Casablanca Biennial in 2012.

Mouna Jemal Siala

Mouna Jemal Siala

La sphère transparente

Digital photography,

printed on Canson rag photographic, 120 x 120 cm

©Mouna Jemal Siala

As you know, the Coronavirus is spreading worldwide. After Asia, Europe and the American continent, the African continent sees the Covid19 epidemic coming with great concern, given the limited health infrastructures available in some countries.


All the AAD teams wish to give their warm support to the artists, professionals, partners and volunteers involved in our projects throughout Africa.


We have preventively taken the decision to temporarily suspend all our activities in the field in order to participate in the security of all and to try stop the spread of the virus on the continent.


As we know today, the speed of implementation of measures to protect people on a collective scale is critical in the future fight against the impact of this virus.


In these times of containment, you can find some of our projects and keep in touch on :


The virtual gallery of the Lumières d'Afriques exhibition


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Above all, take care of yourself and your loved ones.


AAD team.