Dalloul Art Foundation

Dalloul Art Foundation


GOUIDER TRIKI, Tunisia (1949)



Born in 1949 in Nabeul, Tunisia, Gouider Triki studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Tunis from 1966 to 1971. Then, he completed his education attending the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris between 1971 to 1974 and started interning at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris the following year. While staying in the capital city, he frequented several painters and engravers with whom he learned techniques like woodcutting and wood engraving. In 1980, he returned to Tunisia, where he spent his time between farm life and painting. His works are a manifestation of the artistic practice and visual culture from North Africa; he uses symbols and motifs which stem from the pre-Islamic, Berber, and Islamic heritage. Triki's compositions are saturated with small characters, animals, ghosts, or fantastic creatures rendering an imaginary world; the artist embarks the spectators into spiritual journeys. Gouider Triki lives and works in Lezdine, Tunisia.

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Gouider Triki 1949-2000
Elmarsa Gallery, English


موارد تعليمية لما قبل و بعد زيارة المتحف
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Arabic, 2015

Museum Articlern

The Magic of Signs and Patterns in North African Art
Salwa Mikdadi
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, English, 2004




Livre « Artistes de Tunisie e d’ailleurs », d’Ali Louati : Chronique de trois décennies d’art moderne et contemporain
Olfa Belhassine
La Presse, French, 2020
Art Dubai 2015: African art sweeps "Modern " section of quirky fair
Saffiya Ansari
Al Arabiya English, English, 2015
Journey through the Contemporary Arts of the Arab World
Darat Al Funun, English, 2001
ليس أمس سوى ذكرى اليوم: معرض جماعي عمال فنية من شمال أفريقيا
El Marsa, Arabic, 2016

Press Release

Yesterday is tomorrow's memory: a group show of work from North Africa
El Marsa, English, 2016

Press Release

Shining a spotlight on North African art
Jyoti Kalsi
Gulf News, English, 2016