Born in june 1969, Héla Ammar is a Tunisia based visual artist. In addition to her training in visual art, she holds a Phd in Law.
Author of « Corridors » (2014), 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.
More generally, her photographs and installations address the stakes of memory. Identity is often at the center of her research.
A selection of her series is now part of the British museum (London) and the Arab World Institute (Paris) permanent collection.
Her work has been showcased in various international biennals and exhibitions including the Biennal of the contemporary arab world photographers (Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris (France 2017), « Réenchantements » Dak’art Biennal 2016 ( Senegal), « Fragments d’une Tunisie contemporaine », MuCem (Marseille, France 2015), Bamako Encounters (Mali, 2015 and 2017), Something Else, Off Biennal Cairo (Egypt 2015) International Photography Encounters of Fes (Morocco, 2015), Monochromes Dak’art Biennal, (Senegal 2014), the 27th Instants Vidéo (Festival numérique et poétique, Marseille 2014), World Nomads New York ( USA, 2013), Les rencontres photographiques d’Arles (France, 2013), Dream City (Tunisia, 2010, 2012 and 2017)