Dream City 2023 Festival: discover the programme !

From 22 September to 8 October 2023, the 9th edition of the Dream City festival takes place in the medina and downdown Tunis.

The programme for this unique festival of Art in the City includes numerous works by artists from over 18 countries ( Tunisia, Morocco, Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Portugal, Lebanon, Egypt, Belgium, Syria, United Kingdom, Palestine, United States, Kuwait, Nigeria, Haiti, Turkey, Mali and Argentina ), with:

  11 Creations

  8 Dream guests

  20 Dream projects curated by Hoor Al Qasimi

  6 Dream concerts 

A programme for reflection and public debate with Les Ateliers de la Ville Rêvée

  A festive night-time programme with ShiftLeyli 

  And finally, a free of charge programme dedicated to 6-17 year olds with Kharbga City


For this 9th edition, Selma and Sofiane Ouissi, and Jan Goossens invite curator Hoor Al Qasimi to take part in the programming of the Dream City festival with the Dream projects.

The collaboration between Selma and Sofiane Ouissi, Hoor Al Qasimi, and Jan Goossens for Dream City 2023 marks a synergy of complementary and diversified artistic visions.

Dream City, created in 2007 by Selma & Sofiane Ouissi, emerges as an original artistic work, bearing a deep conviction. Contextual creation, the rooting of the artistic gesture at the heart of the city, the long immersion time, and co-creation become the pillars of a genuine commitment and anchoring in society for an inclusive art, embracing our plural reality. Dream City is imagined as an evolving quest that erects a fruitful dialogue between the artist and their environment, thus illuminating the horizons of our collective essence. Over time, Dream City has thrived, establishing links with the outside world. The arrival of Jan Goossens marked a major step in this adventure.

Since 2015, Jan Goossens has been working with the Ouissis as co-artistic director, bringing his vision and passion for art that defies categories and creates intercultural connections. His openness to the world and his commitment to contextual art that transcends borders, both geographic and disciplinary, have enriched the artistic dialogue of Dream City.

Hoor Al Qasimi, with her impactful work at the Sharjah Art Foundation, brings a new dimension to the team for this edition. Her international vision, willingness to innovate, and extensive experience in international collaborations and exhibitions combine to further enrich Dream City.

Together, these four figures combine local and international visions, grounded and innovative, to create an edition that speaks to both the Tunisian experience and the artistic dialogues between our region and the world.


Learn more about the programme and guest artists on our website :

 The Programme
  The Artists

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Practical information

From 22 September to 8 October 2023 in Tunis

Price information

Read the page "Prices of the festival"