International Light Art Project

Rafram Chaddad

Bab Ma7rouk
Photo: Eberhard Weible

Haus der Stiftungen (House of Foundations) / Galerie Seippel, Zeughausstr. 26, 50667 Cologne


Bab Ma7rouk
mixed media, 4’ 50


To this day, large wooden doors made of fogged-in wood are ubiquitous in the streets of Tunisia. They are usually double-winged, painted in blue, yellow or white and studded with a multitude of nails in the form of geometric ornaments and abstract pictorial symbols from Christianity, Judaism, Islam and other religions. They are considered a blessing. In 2014, Rafram Chaddad took one of these doors as a model for a relief, copied the pattern and replaced the nails with blue matches.


Rafram Chaddad
born 1976 in Djerba [tn]
lives and works in Tunis [tn]

2000-2003 Musara School of Photography and New Media, Jerusalem [is]

exhibitions (selected)

2016  Gesellschaft fpr zeitgenössische Kunst, Osnabrück [de]
2015 Kunstraum LLC, New York [us]
Herzliya Museum, Herzliya [is]

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