Lassaâd Metoui

Born in 1963 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Lassaâd Métoui was born in Gabès, Tunisia. He has been showing his work since 1985 in numerous countries: Switzerland, the Netherlands, Tunisia, Spain, Belgium, Egypt... In his practice, calligraphy creates the connection between an ancient tradition and a highly expressive modern art form.

Lassaâd Métoui received numerous awards for his work: Matmata (Tunisie) in 1989, lGold Medal at the VIIIth Salon de l'Automne in 1992 in Carquefou, First Prize in Carquefou in 1993, Gold Medal at the Festival international d'Arts plastiques of Mahrès (Tunisie) in 1995.

Lassaâd Métoui teaches calligraphy in several institution in Europe and Northern Africa.

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EXHIBITIONS

2006
- Exposition et performance au Bristish Museum avec le plus grand calame, pinceau de 80 cm de largeur
- Exposition au musée Castello Sforzesco à Milan

2007
- Performance à Shanghai, dans le cadre de La Nuit Blanche une toile de 190m2 avec le plus grand pinceau du monde
- Exposition au Musée National du Pays de Galles

2009
- Performance à Sao Paolo à l’Université des Arts Amhembi Merumbi, technique du lavis et de l’encre de Chine

2008
- Exposition World into Art à Dubaï

2012
- Exposition à la Galerie Pierre Alain Challier à Paris, sur les textes d’Amélie Nothomb
- Exposition au Palais Lumière à Evian, L’art d’aimer, aux côtés de Courbet, Ingres, Man Ray

2013
- Le livre rare « Le mont fuji », textes d’Amélie Nothomb et oeuvres de Lassaâd Métoui, entre dans les collections de neuf grands musées dont le British Museum, le Centre Pompidou, la BNF ou le Musée Guimet
- Collaboration avec Jean-Novel : réalisation de décorations intérieures

2014
- Exposition au Palais IENA à Paris, autour de la lampe Philippe Starck aux côtés de Raymond Depardon, Janone, Jacques Villeglé, Pignon- Ernest Ersnest

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