Chiraz Mosbah is an interior designer and art historian. She teaches design and curatorial studies at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Sousse.
“My passion for art started with my first exploration of the traditional city of Tunis. My artistic practice is related to photography, cinema, scenography, and installations shown in different countries. I take inspiration from everything I see, live, and feel in my surrounding society. My engaged work tends to focus on critical thinking of social, cultural, ritual, and political issues, inviting the viewer to meditate. I try to interpret/reflect familiar concerns from people’s daily life by using a variety of materials and processes.
An important aspect of my work is the interaction with people, familiar/unfamiliar with arts, and I often utilise unconventional spaces for my artworks (rubbles, corridors, toilets…). I try to create art for each mental viewer to share thoughts/opinions far from the received ideas of our educational system, something to change a persons’ perception, a way to resist extinction.
I was a member of the Tunisian Federation of Amateur Filmmakers and I contributed to the completion of several short films that participated in national/international festivals and won several awards. I organized personal/group photography exhibitions in Tunisia, France, Spain, and Bahrain. I participated in festivals of foreign artists in Paris through a series of installations and have organized cultural events in Tunisia, France, and Bahrain. I was one of the founders of a Contemporary Art Society, Paris. I was appointed as juror of an international photo competition in Tunisia, and as an expert at the 7th session of Ta’a-Alshabab Festival in Bahrain.”
2019 | Tunis.tn | Higher Institute of Fine Arts – Sousse | Habilitation in Arts and Crafts
1999 – 2005 | Paris.fr | La Sorbonne – Paris IV | Doctorate in History of Islamic Art and Archaeology
1997 – 1999 | Tunis.tn | University of Humanities and Social Sciences | Heritage and Archaeology | MA
1993 – 1997 | Tunis.tn | Higher Institute of Fine Arts (ISBAT) | Interior Design | BA
Lives in Tunis.tn
2011 – 2018 | Lived in Manama.bh
1999 – 2005 | Lived in Paris.fr
1973 | Born in Tunis.tn