Born in june 1969 in Tunis (Tunisia), Héla Ammar is a visual artist, PHD graduate in law. She is directly inspired by her daily life to bring her vision on subjects such as the image and the feminine identity in the Arabic Mediterranean cultures. Moreover, her photographs and installations question the notion of identity by challenging the conventional social, political and religious references.
Héla’s work combines art and commitment. Author of « Corridors » (2015), a photo book on tunisian prisons, and co-author of "Siliana Syndrome" (2013), a survey on death row in Tunisia, she recently developed a whole artwork around the prison environment.
Since 2003, Héla took part in numerous solo and group shows in Tunisia and abroad Her work has been showcased in various international art fairs including, « Fragments d’une Tunisie contemporaine », MuCem Marseille 2015, Bamako Encounters (2015), the 27th Instants Vidéo (Festival numérique et poétique, Marseille 2014), Dak’art Biennial, Sénégal (Off 2014), World Nomads New York 2013, Les rencontres photographiques d’Arles (Off 2013), Dream City, 2010 and 2012, Marrakech Art Fair 2010, ArtDubai 08, ArtParis-AbuDhabi 2007.