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Nja Mahdaoui

Multi-media artist Nja Mahdaoui lives in Tunis, Tunisia, where he was born in 1937.

Mahdaoui is a graduate of the Academy of Arts of Santa Andrea in Rome and of the Department of Oriental Antiquities at the Ecole du Louvre, Paris. His work now comprises painting, print-making,
stained glass, tapestry, fashion, jewellery and book design. He was also commissioned by Gulf Air
to design the exterior of its fleet of airplanes in celebration of the airline’s 50th anniversary.

Mahdaoui has exhibited widely in solo and group shows, including The Dance of Pen and Ink: Contemporary Art of the Middle East, State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg and the State Museum
of Oriental Art, Moscow (2006-7); and Word Into Art, the British Museum, London (2006).

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