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Le Violon Bleu

Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

Farid Belkahia, La Main, 1980, Henna on Skin, 175×148 cm, Courtesy of Le Violon Bleu

Le Violon Bleu opened in 2004 at the initiative of Mrs Essia Hamdi, a French literature teacher with a passion for arts, who opened a first gallery of antiques and oriental paintings in the 90’s. Today, Le Violon Bleu focuses on internationally renowned artists with proven talent and track record, and is located in the prestigious blue and white village of Sidi-Bou-Said, with exceptional views of Carthage and the Mediterranean Sea.
Moroccan artist Farid Belkahia (1934-2014) first exhibition at Le Violon Bleu was in 2007. Titled “the ink of your eyes”, the show brought together important pieces from his collection. Ever since the gallery organized various solo shows of Belkahia across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. Belkahia’s works are part of the collections of the Museum of Qatar and Guggenheim. Le Violon Bleu gallery also collaborated with Belkahia on different sculptures editions.


Farid Belkahia


Rafik El Kamel
Abderrazak Sahly
Gouider Triki


Director: Essia Hamdi

12 Place Sidi Hassine
2026 Sidi Bou Said
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