Born 1984 in Tunis, works and lives between Berlin and Tunis.
Mohamedali Ltaief (Dali) is a visual artist/performer and Director. Diploma at L’Institut Supérieur des Beaux Arts de Tunis and philosophy at the university of human sciences Tunis.

Grown up in the suburbs of Tunis, activist and figure of the underground scene in Tunisia, during the last years before the “revolution”, he worked and collaborated in different interdisciplinary projects, artistical and political under an anonymous name: “Saalik Fine-Arts”, “public annoy” and “Dogma, revolutionnary art is not the art of the revolution”... In january 2011, Ltaief co-founded with Tunisians visual artists and writers the anonymous-art-movement “ Ahl-al-kahf” (in arabic Seven Sleepers) in Tunis. During the first two years of the Tunisian “Revolution”, the group created street art visuals, urban performances, videos and texts. 2013 Ltaief played the main male character of “Caliban” (Shakespeare) side by side with the italian actress/dj set Silvia Calderoni, the performance was part of the project “animale politico 2011>2068 by the italian theater group “Motus”. Caliban Cannibal itself is created out of a documentary approach about the theme of “Otherness” taking “Une tempête” by Aimée Cesaire as its initial point. Ltaief performed/wrote and contributed art work with “Motus” since 2012 to 2016 on : Nella tempesta (performance), caliban cannibal (performance), call me x (video-installation) and hello stranger (Publication). In may 2017 he was invited to the residence “Camargo Cassis” in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Marseille to write a new piece. In 2018 Ltaief co-founded the collective trans.forma in Berlin, together with Darja Stocker; they wrote for the Theatertreffen revue (Berliner Festspiele). In june 2018 they represented “trans.resist”, a performance workshop/lecture in “semana de nueva dramaturgia alemana” Mexico city.

Ltaief taught/workshops/Panels, art & philosophy in Bard-College Berlin, Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam, ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik Berlin. 2018 with Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung .

Ltaief’s work approach is situated between visual art and philosophy. He is not exhibiting in galleries but rather in the “street” (visuals and texts), He works in the domain of performance, film, photography or through philosophy reasearch. His work has been exhibited and presented on HKW (Berlin), Santarcangelo dei teatri (Rimini), Black box theater (Oslo), Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Hellerau (Dresden), Spielart Art in Resistance (Munich), MAXXI Museo (Rome), National library of Tunisia (Tunis) and elsewhere.


Mohamedali Ltaief (Dali) ist ein visueller Künstler und Regisseur.
Er hat in Tunis Bildende Kunst und Philosophie studiert.

In der Zeit vor und während der “Revolution”, gründete er die Kunstbewegung Ahl Al-Khaf mit. Nach vielen Jahren Kampf gegen die regimetreue, orientalistische, propagandistische Kunst hatte die Gruppe beschlossen, künstlerische Aktionen, Performances und Texte im Sinne von “Happenings” auf die Strasse zu tragen und im Prozess des Umbruchs den öffentlichen Raum zum gemeinschaft- lichen Langzeit- Experimentierfeld zu machen. Zwischen 2013 und 2016 arbeitete Ltaief als Per- former, Künstler und Texter im Projekt “Animale.Politico2011/2068” mit Enrico Casagrande, Daniela Niccolo, Silvia Calderoni und Judith Malina. Er war Teil im Text-Produktionsprozesses des Stückes “Nella Tempesta” und der Installtion “Call me X”. Zuletzt performte er im Stück “Caliban Cannibal” der italienischen Theatercompagnie MOTUS, mit dem er auf Festival-Tournee ging.

Ende 2016 erhält er eine Förderung des “Production Awards Program Al Mawred Al Thaqafy, Beyrouth für die Produktion des Dokumentarfilms “Philosopher’s Rebulic” mit Darja Stocker (Bartgeier Produktionen). Im April 2017 ist er zur Entwicklung eines neuen Projektes in die Residence der Camargo Foundation Cassis (
in Zusammenarbeit mit Goethe-institute frankreich), Marseille eingeladen.

Ltaiefs Arbeiten wurden unter anderem präsentiert/ performt im “Maxxi, National Museum of the 21st Century Arts (Rome), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Santarcan- gelo dei teatri (Rimini), HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden, Black box Theater (Oslo), Biennale Spielart (Munich)..


17. Mobility of discourses. creative residency. The camargo foundation. Cassis. France
16. Production Awards Program Al Mawred Al Thaqafy  | für "Philosopher's Rebulic"  ( Bartgeier Produktionen ) 
15. Production Awards Program Steo Zürich
| für "Philosopher's Rebulic"

 




exhibition & presentation
 

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2015

The foreign in philosophy | Festspielhaus Hellerau Dresden, Germany
Caliban Cannibal | Next Festival Scene Nationale Lille Metropole, France
Caliban Cannibal | Bonlieu Scene Nationale, Annecy, France
A singular Hole | Biosmove Tunis, Tunisia
Pixeliser Violence | Conseil national pour les libertés en Tunisie, CNLT, Tunisia
Caliban Cannibal | Art in resistance, Spielart biennale Munich, Germany
Caliban Cannibal | Teatro Francesco Stabile, Potenza, Italy
Animale politico MAXXI | Museo nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Italy
Animale politico | Internasjonale Teater festival , Black Box Teater, Olso, Norway
Caliban Cannibal |Théâtre Domaine d’O, Montpellier, France
Philosophers republic | Maison de la Culture Thala, Tunisia

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2014

Nomadic bombarding | Teatro Angelo Mai altrove, Rome, Italy
I try to different understand | Atelier Si, Bologna, Italy
Caliban cannibal | Festival Santarcangelo 14, Rimini, Italy
Caliban cannibal | Teatro Astra, Torino, Italy
Lajiayn, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Esthetic in commun space | University 9 Avril, Tunis, Tunisia


Mohamedali Ltaief

ltaief.medali@gmail.com
www.m-ltaief.com

 

 

 

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