Mouna Karray

The artist found the object by chance...Despite its age, you can still hear the tape...We hear some chanting from the Koran, a mixture of unidentifiable sounds and of music... a dialogue, some words:
“its rolling, its rolling, not a sound!”

Born in Sfax (Tunisia) in 1970, Mouna Karray studied cinema and photography in Tunis (1989-1993) and in Tokyo (1997-2002). During her time in Japan her work followed an autobiographical route, with notably the series Tokyo my Love (2001) and Identity at Stake (2002, current). The artist has also taught photography and curated exhibitions In Tunisia. She has been received as resident at the Centre d’Art Vivant at Rades (Tunisia) in 2004, at the Cite Internationale des Arts (Paris) in 2005, and at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation (Umbria, Italy) in 2007.

Mouna Karray has been involved in many group exhibitions: at Tunis’ Town Museum in 2006, at the Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art in Algiers in 2008, at the Quai Branly Museum in Paris 2009, at the Palace of Fine Arts in Brussels and in Marseille at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in 2010. She has also taken part in international shows in Europe and in Africa: The “Rencontres africaines de la photographie” in Bamako, the 30th Pontevedra Biennial in Spain and the 2nd Lumumbashi Biennial in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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