Nayel Zeaiter studied decorative arts in Paris, and strives to continue and preserve the genre of history painting. His work alternates between large format works and editorial works for the publishing house Comprendre, which he founded in 2011. He has exhibited at Vent des forêts (2017), at the Musée d'art sacré de Saint-Mihiel (permanent collection), and at the Palais de Tokyo in the exhibition Futur, ancien, fugitif (2019). In 2018, his book Histoires de France en 100 planches illustrées was published by La Martinière. In 2019, his book Histoire du vandalisme illustrée was published by Comprendre. In 2021, he created L'histoire du Grand Palais, a 750-metre fresco around the Grand Palais in Paris.
Discover the video portrait of Nayel Zeaiter below.
The exhibition Lines & Tracks features more than 140 Belgian railway posters from the SNCB/NMBS collection as well as diverse public and private collections. Looking at these collections from a socio-economic, cultural, environmental and gender perspective, the exhibition places these graphic designs in a different context. The selection of posters, complemented by historical objects, was made in collaboration with Pieter Neirinckx, collection curator and researcher at the Museum of Industry in Ghent, who specialises in railway posters. The CGII and EUROPALIA invited Nayel Zeaiter to create a contemporary intervention, to be shown in situ, and directly related to the city of La Louvière. The artist developed this new work during a residency at the Keramis Museum.
— Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprimée
27 11 2021 - 27 02 2022
Commissioned by EUROPALIA TRAINS & TRACKS
Video: © Eyes-Screen