Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Jewellery and Wine

Online  |  8:00am Mon 12 Oct 2020 8:00pm Mon 19 Oct 2020


Select a Session

Go to Lot

Emna Kahouaji; De l’inconvénient d’être né
Click on the image to zoom

Lot 10

Tunisia 1991
De l’inconvénient d’être né
mixed media on canvas
80 by 80cm

This lot did not sell

Estimate R 15 000 - 20 000

Click here to view all the results


 There is a delivery surcharge on this lot

Emna is the daughter of Houcine Kahouaji (1959-2017) a leading Tunisian poet and playwright and grew up surrounded by rhythms of verses and other prose of her father and the creative environment in their native city of Kairouan. A career in art was a natural choice.

Having finished her BFA at After obtaining her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at ISBAT (Tunis Institute of Fine Arts) in 2014, Kahouaji also began a Masters in Traditional Heritage at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences on April 9 (FSHS) April 9.

Since completing her BFA, she regularly participates in group exhibitions, particularly at the Aire libre of El Teatro (Variations des sens, Art Neuf, Le retour, Autour d'Antigone), Palais Kheireddine, Palais Abdelia as well as taking visual art workshops for children and collaborating on animated films, notably Briska by Nadia Rais, which won the jury prize at the 2017 Chouftouhouna Festival.
Much of Emna’s work is inspired by her father’s poetry and is visual conversation with word and thoughts and symbols as a bridge between the two artistic disciplines. In 2019, her held her first solo exhibition "AZAL" (Eternity) at the Galerie AIRE LIBRE in El Teatro in Tunis.

This lot is featured as one of the finalists for the Emerging Painting Invitational Prize (EPI). This is an international art platform developed by the Emerging African Art Galleries Association (EAAGA) to support and recognise the excellence of emerging painters living and working on the continent.

Lot Images Select an image below to view

Other lots that might interest you

Raoul Dufy; Le Moulin de la Galette
Lot 494
Raoul Dufy
Le Moulin de la Galette

R 8 000 - 12 000
Adriaan Boshoff; Street Scene
Lot 280
Adriaan Boshoff
Street Scene

R 10 000 - 15 000
Jean-Baptiste Valadié; L'Amazone (The Amazon)
Lot 236
Jean-Baptiste Valadié
L'Amazone (The Amazon)

R 6 000 - 8 000
Jan Dingemans; Vase of Dahlias
Lot 218
Jan Dingemans
Vase of Dahlias

R 8 000 - 12 000
Agnes Waruguru; Private Springs II
Lot 1
Agnes Waruguru
Private Springs II

R 18 000 - 24 000
Malcolm de Chazal; Temple
Lot 327
Malcolm de Chazal

R 7 000 - 9 000