Northern Africa

Tunis

Art Maker (26)
Events (3 )
Art Spaces (8 )
Records View on map

Tunis is the capital city of Tunisia and the focus of the country’s political, commercial, and cultural activities. The city, situated on a Mediterranean Sea Gulf at the Lake of Tunis, is divided into two sectors: the Medina, the old Muslim city which neighbors the ruins of Carthage, and the modern European quarter. Tunis was founded by Libyans in the 9th century BCE, who soon surrendered to the Phoenicians from Tyre. Tunis then served as the base for the Romans when they waged war on the Phoenicians in Carthage. With Rome’s triumph, both cities were destroyed, although rebuilt later. Despite Tunis started flourishing under Roman rule, its importance reached a peak with the Muslim conquest in the 7th century AD, becoming the capital city under the Aghlabids and the Ḥafṣid dynasty. The modern city of Tunis was built under French rule, which lasted from 1881 until Tunis became the capital of independent Tunisia in 1956. During this period, the French built the modern European quarter and the city’s booming commercial and industrial activities attracted many settlers. Today, the Tunisian economy has expanded greatly allowing significant social changes throughout the city, along with growth and development.

Mentioned in this article

Tunis

Art Maker (26)
Events (3 )
Art Spaces (8 )
Reset All filters
Events in Tunis

Écriture peinture

Exhibition

INTERFERENCE International Light Art Project Tunis

Festival

Walking Targets | Thameur Mejri

Exhibition
Art Makers in Tunis

Ali Tnani

Artist

Atef Maatallah

Artist

B’chira Triki Bouazizi

Artist

Dluraid Souissi

Artist

Fakhi El Ghazal

Artist

Hana Ben Ali

Artist

Hela Ammar

Artist

Intissar Belaid

Artist

Ismail Bahri

Artist

Jellel Gasteli

Artist

Khaled Ben Slimane

Artist

Malek Gnaoui

Artist

Meriam Bouderbala

Artist

Meriem Bouderbala

Artist

Mohamed Ben Soltane

Artist

Nabil Saouabi

Artist

Nadia Kaabi-Linke

Artist

Nicen Kossentini

Artist

Omar Bey

Artist

Richard Koraichi

Artist

Rochdi Belgasmi

Artist

Slimen El Kamel

Artist

Sonia Kallel

Artist

Soufia Bensaid

Artist

Walid Ardhaoui

Artist

Yasmine Ben Khalil

Artist
Art Spaces in Tunis

AGorgi Gallery

Art Gallery

Association l’Art Rue

Association

B7L9 | Kamel Lazaar Foundaton

Foundation

Elmarsa

Art Gallery

Galerie A. Gorgi (ex Galerie Ammar Farhat)

Art Gallery

Le Violon Blue

Art Gallery

Selma Feriani Gallery

Art Gallery

Yors Ben Ammar Gallery

Art Gallery
AZ
Reset All filters