ziad's Description: ziad zitoun (simbad38)
Born 04. October 1980 in Tunisia
Ziad Zitoun is a contemporary visual artist. He does a interdisciplinary work with video art, installations and mixed-medias. He starts his creations in 2004 with Videoart. He follow with videodance works, photography and mixed-medias documents.
Ziad Zitoun composes about recurrent socials thematics of immigrants & human rights. His semantic turn around topics of migrants rights, trans-borders movements, refugees history...
those works speaks about human rights and condition of people in movement. As a Tunisian immigrant's child living in Europe, he wish to take care about fundamental rights of clandestine people. Grown between two Mediterranean's sea sides, he try to create bridges among communities.
The author lines up with minimal and abstract forms. In that direction he studies about Zelij patterns, stamping & ceramics. Ziad Zitoun mix languages for gathering lines and patterns to allow a social message with a strong visual narration.
Thematics of inspiration by Ziad Zitoun revolves around rights of migrants, trans-borders movements & refugee Asylum. His works speak about familial separation, stigmatization and social invisibility that produce clandestinity life.
Ziad Zitoun gives thoughts on the South-North relations and be testimonies of persons who live without dignity, without fundamental rights (health, work, education). The author speak about them people who try to survive, persecuted only for the fact they are "illegals".
Every year, thousands of people from all over the world, afflicted by economic, social and political hardship. They escape from wars, dictators governments or misery. They migrate to Europe in attempt to attain better living standards. Every day a lot of people perish on the way.
The author studies related social problems and it transcribe it in contemporary art domain for create aesthetic of migration. Art has for centuries been deeply estimated by the presence of immigrant artists and them fresh ideas. Today, more than ever before, the population reflects global patterns of migration, and this is evident in the art add a value of diversity in our contemporary societies.
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