Solo Exhibitions

2012 Plato/Pineapple, Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects, New York, NY, U.S.A.
2009 Interflow, Ogilvy NY, organized by the Museum For African Art, New York, NY. U.S.A.
2008 Against Reason, M.Y. Art Prospects, New York, NY, U.S.A.
2007 The Tree Of My Mind, M.Y. Art Prospects, New York, NY, U.S.A.
2006 Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, U.S.A.
2004 Recent Painting & Prints, DM CONTEMPORARY, Mill Neck, NY, U.S.A.
2004 Œuvres Récentes, Galerie El Marsa, Tunis, TUNISIA
2003 The Prophet Of Black Folk, Alwan For the Arts, New York, NY, U.S.A.
2002 The Scene Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.
2000 Lock Haven University, PA, U.S.A.
1999 Embassy of Tunisia, Washington, DC, U.S.A.
1996 Galerie d'Art Essaadi, Carthage, TUNISIA
1995 La Forêt Rose Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, FRANCE
1994 Musée de Sidi bou Said, TUNISIA
1993 Sparkaße, Marburg-Biedenkopf, GERMANY


2011 Marked Differences: Selections from the Kentler Flatfiles, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, U.S.A
Curator: Roberta Waddell

2010 185th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum & School of Fine Art, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Curator: Maddy Rosenberg

2008 Dangerous Women, Fine Arts Exhibition Hall/Adele and Herbert J.Klapper Center for Fine Arts, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, U.S.A.
Curator: Carson Fox

Utopian Visions, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI, U.S.A.
Curator: Suzy Mazloum

Faculty Art Biennial, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, U.S.A.
From Taboo to Icon: Africanist Turnabout, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
Curators: Sophie Sanders and Shervone Nickles

2007 ArtParis Abu-Dhabi, represented by Galerie El Marsa, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Gulf Art Fair, Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, represented by Galerie El Marsa (Tunis) and The Third Line Gallery (Dubai)

Tango, Casa Del Arte, Highland, NY, U.S.A.
Curator: Elisa Pritzker

RE: GENERATION Emerging Women Artists, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.
Curators: Joan Snyder and Molly Snyder Fink

Works on paper of RE: GENERATION artists, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.
Curator: Florence Neal

Changing Climate, Changing Colors: Works of Contemporary Muslim Artists, Abrons Center, Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY, NY, U.S.A. Curator: Mareena Daredia

2006 BookBlast, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, FINLAND
Curators: Kati Kivimäki and Arja Roivainen

Mémoire de Demain, Galerie El Marsa, Tunis, TUNISIA. Curator: Lilia Ben Salah

War What Is It Good For, B.K. Smith Gallery, Lake Erie College, OH, U.S.A. Curator: Lyz Bly

2005 Regards Sur La Tunisie, Gallery El Marsa, Tunis, TUNISIA.
Curator: Lilia Ben Salah

RE: GENERATION Douglass College/ Rutgers University, NJ, U.S.A.
Curators: Joan Snyder and Molly Snyder Fink (Catalogue)

The One, NGC 224, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.
Multiple curators, Cultures Of War: An Essay curated by Olu Oguibé

Two-Person show, Skoto Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.

US-UK, The Lab Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Curators: Ryan S. Lemke and Koan Jeff Baysa

2004 Watch What We Say, Schroeder Romero, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.
Curator: Marc Lepson

Artists in Residence, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, U.S.A.

Nostalgie -Sfaxian artists living abroad-. Galerie La Kasbah, Sfax, TUNISIA. (catalogue)

2003 Dumba Art Collective, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.

Space And Surface Painting, Gallery Korea, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Contemporary Art From the Ancient World, Saint John the Devine, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Curator: O. Abusitta

2002 Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.

One Center, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Dolan Center, Locust Valley, NY, U.S.A.

2001 Poetry and Paintings, National Arts Club, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Dreaming of Carthage, Park Creek Gallery, Washington, DC, U.S.A.,
Curator: Aisha Davis

Unbearables Festival, Fire Patrol No5 Gallery, New York

8th Artists of the Second District, LMCC, Federal Reserve Bank, New York, U.S.A.

2000 Progress of the World's Women, United Nations, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Curator: Ann Zill

National Summit on Africa, Convention Center, Washington, DC, U.S.A.
Curator: Ann Maffrey

Contemporary Tunisian Painting, World Space Corporation, Washington, DC, U.S.A.Curator: Ann Maffrey

1999 Desho No Tomodachi Desu (friends of Desho), 505 Gallery, Washington, DC, U.S.A. Curator: Aisha Davis

Graduate Thesis Exhibition, PAFA Museum, Philadelphia, PA

1998 Dieci anni di giovane pittura Tunisina, Bari, ITALY (catalogue)

Artistry Across the Waters, Washington, DC, U.S.A. (catalogue)

Third Street Gallery Second Juried Show, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
Juror: Elisabeth Osborne – Awarded Second Prize-

1997 The New Delhi Triennial, New Delhi, INDIA

Two Emerging Artists, Manayunk Art Center, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.

Tunisian Fine Arts in the Last Decade, Galerie Yahia, Tunis, TUNISIA (catalog)

1996 Welcome to the Cruel World, a show addressing environmental issues, Espace d'Art Milles Feuilles, La Marsa, TUNISIA

Union of Tunisian Fine Artists Annual Show, Tunis, TUNISIA

Kuwait Biennial, Kuwait City, KUWAIT

1995 Salon du Prix de la Ville de Tunis, Galerie Yahia, Tunis, TUNISIA

Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, FRANCE

Contemporary Tunisian Art, traveling show in TUNISIA

1994 Salon d'Automne de la Marsa, TUNISIA
The Washi Art Association, Tokyo, JAPAN

Galerie Driba, La Marsa, TUNISIA

Young Tunisian Fine Artists, Galerie Yahia, Tunis, TUNISIA

Musée de Sidi Bou Said, TUNISIA

Galerie La Kasbah, Sfax, TUNISIA

1992 Clin d'Œil Plastik, Homage for Women in the Arts & Crafts, Hammamet, TUNISIA (catalogue)


2008Creative Capital Grant for Dark Turquoise in collaboration with Michael Rakowtiz
2007Purchase Award, American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY, U.S.A
2006Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, U.S.A
2005Fellowship, Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY, U.S.A.
2004Artist in Residence at the Newark Art Museum, Newark, NJ, U.S.A.
2003Fellowship, Weir Farm Trust, Wilton, CT, U.S.A.
2002Fellowship, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, U.S.A.
Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, U.S.A.
1998Third Street Gallery, "Second Juried Show", Second Prize. Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
1996-98 Gilroy Roberts Scholarship. PAFA, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
1995First Prize of the City of Tunis, TUNISIA
1994-95 Fellowship residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, FRANCE
1994President of the Republic's Prize for the Best Young Artist, TUNISIA
1993Fellowship residency, Centre des Arts Vivants, Radès, TUNISIA


2004Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, U.S.A
1999MFA, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Philadelphia, PA
1992BA, École Des Beaux Arts, Tunis, Tunisia


University of Iowa Library, Iowa City, IA, U.S.A.
Museum For African Art, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI, U.S.A.
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, U.S.A.
Yale University, New Haven, CT, U.S.A.
University of Indiana-Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, U.S.A.
University of Delaware, Newark, DE, U.S.A.
New York Public Library, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Swicorp, Tunis, TUNISIA
Genentech, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Amen Bank, Tunis, TUNISIA
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture/New York Public Library, NY, U.S.A.
Pfizer, Inc. New York, NY, U.S.A.
Thomas and Associates, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Haffeys Architects, New York, NY, U.S.A.
M. Hage Architects, NY, U.S.A.
Lock Haven University, PA, U.S.A.
Agip, Rome, ITALY
City of Tunis, TUNISIA
Tunisian Ministry of Culture, TUNISIA
Tunisian Ministry of Youth, TUNISIA


Goings on About Town/Galleries–Chelsea, The New Yorker, Jan 19,2009

Megan Heuer, RE:GENERATION, ARTnews, May 2007

Lori Cole, Critic's Pick,, Feb 2007

O. Khatlan, Emna Zghal Exhibits Printed Images that Near Poetry, Al Sharq Al Awsat, Feb 14, 2007, Issue # 10305

Marianne Cazaras, Mémoire De Demain, exhibition catalogue, March, 2006

Tina LaPorta,, NY ARTS, No 9/10, 2004

Nostalgie, exhibition catalogue

Najwa Adra, "Hybrid Vigor: The Art of Emna Zghal", Al Jadid Magazine, Vol.9 # 45 Fall 2003

Alia Hamza, "En art, il est bien de se perdre quelquefois" La Presse, Feb 26, 2004

Hachmi Ghachem, "Les perfections Sont-elles Parfaites" Le Temps, Feb 24, 2004

Monther Chraiet, "Entre Orient & Occident", Le Quotidien, Feb 20, 2004

Holland Cotter, Art Listing, The New York Times, Feb 15, 2003

Charley Magazine, New York, NY, Vol 1, No1

Edward J. Sozanski, Art Review, Philadelphia Inquirer, July 26, 2002

Piri Halasz, From the Mayor's Doorstep, Online Magazine, May 2002

Kim Levin, Voice Choices, Village Voice, May 21, 2002

Roberta Smith, "A Profusion of Painting, Very Much Alive", New York Times, May 10, 2002

Helen Harrison, Art Review, New York Times, May 5, 2002

Alia Hamza , " La Culture et les Arts à la conquête du nouveau monde", La Presse, Feb 13, 2000

Aisha Davis, Artistry Across the Waters, Washington, DC (catalogue) 1998

Nariman El Kateb, Dieci anni di giovane pittura Tunisina, (catalogue)1998

Nariman El Kateb, Dix Années de Peinture Tunisienne, (catalogue) 1997

Fathi Chargui, "Chercheuse d'Art", Le Temps, July 15, 1996

Agip Oil Company, Calendar & Agenda, Rome, ITALY, 1996

Fathi Chargui, " Foisonnement aux intensités diverses", Le Temps, Tunis, TUNISIA, November 21, 1995

Mohamed El Hadef, "First Prize to the Young Painter Emna Zghal" El Sahafah, Tunis, TUNISIA, November 21, 1995

"Forêt Rose", La Lettre Des Musiques et Des Arts Africains No18-19 Paris, FRANCE, April 20, 1995

Sonia Chamkhi Khanfir, "Le geste liberateur", La Presse, Tunis, TUNISIA, Sep 1, 1995