Mehdi Belhaj Kacem

Mehdi Belhaj Kacem is a French-Tunisian writer. Born in Paris in 1973, he spent his childhood in Tunisia, until the age of thirteen. His first novel Cancer (1994) was released by the publishing partnership Tristram. He then chose to pursue a career as a self-taught philosopher. He has published several essays, including L’Antéforme (Tristram, 1997) and Esthéthique du chaos (Tristram, 2000), and contributed to the journals EvidenZ and Tiqqun. Today Mehdi Belhaj Kacem is considered a major writer and philosopher in contemporary French culture.


  • Publication: The Autodidacts: from Van Gogh to Pirosmani, symposium proceedings, 2021
  • Symposium: “The Autodidacts: from Van Gogh to Pirosmani” (20-21.09.2019)