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Dubai, UAE

Hatim Elmekki, Le Couple, 1954, Oil on Canvas, 46x38cm, Courtesy of Elmarsa

Elmarsa was founded in 1994 in Tunis and aims to promote artists from the Arab world and beyond. Through an array of mediums including painting, sculpture, photography and installation, the gallery engages with artists who emphasize a shared sense of humanity and emotion, highlighting a variety of coexisting attitudes and strategies in modern and contemporary art.
Gouider Triki (b. 1949) and Hatim Elmekki (1918-2003) are pioneers in the history of North African art who have paved the way for the emergence of twentieth-century modernism, both visually and conceptually. In retrospect, their work constitutes an important link between the academic movement and modernity in North Africa. Elmekki is praised for his prolific body of work and diverse techniques, including his distinctive bold and aggressive style. Elmekki had international exposure through museums and prestigious institutions such as the V&A Museum in London and the Museum of Seoul. He was awarded La Croix de la Légion d’Honneur in France in 1980. Triki is a prominent Tunisian painter and engraver. He gained international recognition following his first exhibition in France at the Centre Georges Pompidou in 1978 and at other prestigious institutions like the Institut du Monde Arabe in 1992 and at Darat El Founoun in Amman in 1998.


Hatim Elmekki
Gouider Triki


Abdulaziz Ashour
Raeda Ashour
Nejib Belkhodja
Omar Bey
Halim Karabibene
Mouna Karray
Rachid Koraichi
Feryel Lakhdar
Atef Maatallah

Nja Mahdaoui
Emna Masmoudi
Thameur Mejri
Asma M’Naouar
Mohamed Rachdi
Thilleli Rahmoun
Abderrazak Sahli
Khaled Ben Slimane


Directors: Moncef Msakni and Lilia Ben Salah
C23, Al Serkal Avenue
P.O. Box 391434 Dubai
United Arab Emirates
T: +971 4 3415806
F: +971 4 3415807