Dora Dalila Cheffi Tunisia /Finland, b. 1990

Dora Dalila Cheffi (b. 1990, Helsinki) lives and works between Tunis and Helsinki. Her work encompasses painting, video and installation.
Initially trained in art education, in which she obtained a BA from Aalto University School of Art, Design, and Architecture, where she also studied sculpture and painting, her practice developed to encompass a practice that centres on a highly personal approach to painting and video. Much of Cheffi’s work centres around observations and immediate experience, which are translated into works characterised by vivid colours and forms.
Her artwork has been part of group shows with Nuoret 2023, MACAAL – Museum of African Contemporary Art Al-Maaden, Villa Medici, Talan L’Expo, Subliminal Projects, Selma Feriani Gallery, Institut finlandais, and shown online with Other Space by Andersen’s Contemporary and Taymour Grahne Projects.
Her institutional solo exhibition, ‘Prestige’ took place at B7L9 Art Station Tunis in 2022, which followed a year-long research residency that focused on weddings in Tunisia.
She’s currently working on a new body of work that consists of a video piece and series of paintings. Some of the pieces will be produced during her residency period at the Serlachius Residency in Finland and first exhibited at the Wusum Gallery in Doha.