Adel Abdessemed

Biography

Adel Abdessemed (1971–) is a Franco-Algerian artist who lives and works in Paris and London. Drawing upon diverse means of expression such as video, photography, and performance, he reveals the violence generated by the geopolitical displacements taking place in today’s world. In 2017, his works were presented at the Oku-Noto Triennale in Japan and at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts. He was the guest artist at the Festival d’Avignon in 2016 and exhibited at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. In 2012, two retrospective exhibitions were devoted to his work: Adel Abdessemed Je suis innocent, Centre Georges-Pompidou (Paris), and Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?, David Zwirner Gallery (New York). His works can be found in major collections, such as those of the Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, the Israel Museum, the François Pinault Foundation in Venice, and the Yuz Foundation in Shanghai. He is represented by the Dvir Gallery (Tel Aviv, Brussels).

Exhibition

MOMENTA | Biennale de l'image. What Does the Image Stand For?
2017.09.07 - 10.15

Focusing on the theme What Does the Image Stand For? proposed by guest curator Ami Barak, the 2017 edition of MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image will be presented in collaboration with VOX and Galerie de l’UQAM…

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