Constantine, b.1971

Adel Abdessemed

Adel Abdessemed (born in 1971, Constantine, Algeria) is a prominent figure of the international art scene. From drawing to video, from sculpture to installation, Adel probes in the wounds of our present. His work has been the subject of numerous major solo exhibitions, including MoMA PS1 (USA), MIT List Art Center in Cambridge (USA), Magasin — Centre National d’Art Contemporain (France), Parasol Unit (UK), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Italy), Musée national d’Art Moderne — Centre Georges Pompidou (France), CAC Málaga (Spain), Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Canada). Two major monographic exhibitions took place in 2018: Otchi Tchiornie at the Musée du Grand-Hornu in Belgium, and L’Antidote at the MAC Lyon. Adel Abdessemed’s work has been presented at four Venice Biennales (2003, 2007, 2011, 2015), where he received the Benesse Prize...

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Biography

Adel Abdessemed (born in 1971, Constantine, Algeria) is a prominent figure of the international art scene. From drawing to video, from sculpture to installation, Adel probes in the wounds of our present. His work has been the subject of numerous major solo exhibitions, including MoMA PS1 (USA), MIT List Art Center in Cambridge (USA), Magasin — Centre National d’Art Contemporain (France), Parasol Unit (UK), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Italy), Musée national d’Art Moderne — Centre Georges Pompidou (France), CAC Málaga (Spain), Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Canada). Two major monographic exhibitions took place in 2018: Otchi Tchiornie at the Musée du Grand-Hornu in Belgium, and L’Antidote at the MAC Lyon. Adel Abdessemed’s work has been presented at four Venice Biennales (2003, 2007, 2011, 2015), where he received the Benesse Prize (2007), at two Biennales in Istanbul (2007, 2017), and in the Biennales of Havana (2009), Gwangju (2008), Lyon (2007), and São Paulo (2006). In 2010, he participated in the first Triennale in Aichi, in 2017 at the Triennale of Milan and at the Triennale Oku-Noto in Suzu (Japan). In 2018 he participated at the Triennale Echigo-Tsumari Art.

Artworks

11

Unlock, 2018

RELATED CATEGORIES

Algeria / Charcoal on paper / Contemporary Traumas / Digital Age / Drawing / Fake News / Film / France / Illusion / Immigration / Installation / Mass Media Images / Media Images / Mixed Media / Mixed Media on Canvas / Mixed Media Sculpture / Political Issues / Reality and Illusion / Religious Symbols / Sculpture / Social Issues / Subterfuge / Video / Violence

CURRICULUM VITAE

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Unlock, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

  • 2018

    Otchi Tchiornie, Musée du Grand-Hornu, Boussu, Belgium

  • L’Antidote, MAC Lyon, Lyon, France

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Echigo Tsumari, Japan

  • Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles

  • 2017

    Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2017, 2007)

Collections

  • Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (France)

  • Fonds régional d’art contemporain Champagne-Ardenne, Reims (France)

  • Fonds régional d’art contemporain des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou (France)

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Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Unlock, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

  • 2018

    Otchi Tchiornie, Musée du Grand-Hornu, Boussu, Belgium

  • L’Antidote, MAC Lyon, Lyon, France

  • 2017

    Conflict, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Montreal, Canada

  • 2015

    Palace, CAC Málaga, Spain

  • 2014

    Telle mere, tells fils, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China

  • 2013

    Décor, Punta gela Dogana, Venice, Italy

  • Le Vase Abominable, David Zwirner, London, UK

  • 2012

    Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?, David Zwirner, New York, USA

  • Je suis Innocent, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

  • 2010

    Silent Warriors, Parasol Unit, London, UK

  • 2009

    Les ailes de dieu, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

  • 2008

    Dead or Alive, MoMA PS1, New York, USA

  • Situation and Practice, MIT List Art Center, Cambridge, USA

  • Drawing for Human Park, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France

  • 2006

    Pluie Noire, La Criee Centre for Contemporary Art, Rennes, France

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Echigo Tsumari, Japan

  • Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles

  • 2017

    Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2017, 2007)

  • Triennale di Milano, Milan

  • Oku-Noto Triennale, Suzu, Japan

  • 2015

    La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale), Venice (2015, 2011, 2007, 2003)

  • 2009

    Havana Biennial, Havana

  • 2008

    Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju

  • 2007

    La biennale de Lyon, Lyon

  • 2006

    Bienal de São Paulo (São Paulo Art Biennale), São Paulo

Collections

  • Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (France)

  • Fonds régional d’art contemporain Champagne-Ardenne, Reims (France)

  • Fonds régional d’art contemporain des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou (France)

  • Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (France)

  • Fondation François Pinault, Venice (Italy)

  • Fundación Montenmedio Arte Contemporáneo, Vejer de la Frontera (Spain)

  • The Israel Museum (Israel)

  • Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Yuz Museum, Shanghai (China)