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Adel Abdessemed1971

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Installation view of
title: Installation view of "exit"at 52nd Venice Biennale
Installation view of
title: Installation view of "Tel mere, tel fils"
Installation view of
title: Installation view of "Coup de tete"
installation view of
title: installation view of "cri"
title: The message from Adel Abdessemed : Solo Show "Play it Again"
date: 2020
The Vase and the Sword
title: The Vase and the Sword
size: Saber: 99cm (H), diameter 7 cm Vase: 38cm (H), diameter 23 cm
medium: Wooden saber and glazed terracotta vase
date: 2018
price: ask
Play it again
title: Play it again
size: 42x29.7 cm
medium: Charcoal on paper recto/ verso
date: 2019
price: ask
Study
title: Study
size: 59 x 42ⅽm
medium: Black chalk on paper
date: 2015
price: ask
MA-MO-NAKU
title: MA-MO-NAKU
size: 63x150x40cm
medium: Wooden wagon model, fluorescent tube
date: 2017
price: ask
Ghost Dance
title: Ghost Dance
size: 102x61x60cm
medium: Wooden model, acrylic tube, led
date: 2017
price: ask
Forbidden colours
title: Forbidden colours
size: 175 x 115 x 3.5 cm
medium: Mixed media on canvas
date: 2018
price: ask
Ghost Dance
title: Ghost Dance
date: 2018 / Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale / photo by Keizo Kioku
Ghost Dance
title: Ghost Dance
date: 2018 / Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale / photo by Keizo Kioku
MA-MO-NAKU
title: MA-MO-NAKU
date: 2017 / Oku-Noto Triennale / photo by Keizo Kioku
MA-MO-MAKU
title: MA-MO-MAKU
date: 2017 / Oku-Noto Triennale / photo by Keizo Kioku

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  • Installation view of
  • Installation view of
  • installation view of
  • The Vase and the Sword
  • Play it again
  • Study
  • MA-MO-NAKU
  • Ghost Dance
  • Forbidden colours
  • ゴースト ダンス
  • ゴーストダンス
  • ま-も-なく
  • ま-も-なく

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Adel Abdessemed1971

Abdessemed's artworks, often use video as a medium have been presented internationally-acclaimed art festivals and institutions including MoMA PS1 (New York, USA), Venice Biennale (Italy), The São Paulo Art Biennial (Brazil), and Pompidou Centre (France). Abdessemed's artworks give rise to a public controversy such as his bronze sculpture, "headbutt (Coup de tête)" revealed in 2012 at Pompidou Centre that featured the incident of Zinedine Zidane headbutted Marco Materazzi at 2006 FIFA World Cup final. Other renown artworks include "Real time" (2003), and "Décor" (2011-2012). Major projects and exhibitions include Yokohama Triennale 2001 (2001, Japan), The 50th, 52nd, & 56th Venice Biennale (2003, 2007, 2015, Italy), The 27th São Paulo Art Biennial (2006, Brazil), and solo exhibition, "Practice Zero Tolerance" (2006, La Criée, centre d'art contemporain Rennes and Fonds régional d'art contemporain d'Île-de-France-Le Plateau centre d'art contemporain, Paris, France) and "Adel Abdessemed: Dead or Alive"(2007, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York).

Biography
1971 Born in Constantine, Algeria
Lives and works in Paris, France
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Solo Exhibitions
2018
Au-delà du principe de plaisir, Les rencontres de la photographie / Arles, France
Otchi Tchiornie, Mac’s Grand-Hornu / Belgium
L’Antidote, MAC Lyon / Lyon, France
2017 Conflit, Musée des Beaux-Arts / Montréal, Canada
2015 Palace, CAC / Malaga, Spain

2012 Adel Abdessemed Je suis innocent, Centre Georges Pompidou / Paris, France
2010 Adel Abdessemed: Silent Warriors, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art / London, England
2009 Le ali di dio, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo / Turin, Italy.
2008 Situation and Practice, List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Cambridge MA, USA
Drawing for Human Park, Le Magasin - Centre national d’art contemporain de Grenoble / Grenoble, France
2007 Dead or Alive, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City / New York, USA
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Group Exhibitions
2020 [SPECIAL COLLABORATION] Opera ”Saint François d’Assise", Grand Théâtre de Genève, Stage Design by Adel Abdessemed, / Geneva, Switzerland
2018 Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Echigo Tsumari / Japan
Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles / Arles, France
2017 OKU-NOTO (Suzu 2017) Triennale / Suzu, Japan
The Restless Earth: Triennale de Milan, Nicola Trussardi Foundation / Milan, Italy.
15th Istanbul Biennial / Istanbul, Turkey
2016 Surfaces, église des Célestins, Festival d'Avignon,/ France
Bristow, commissioned by Bold Tendencies CIC / London, United Kingdom
2015 56th Venice Biennale / Venice, Italy
2011 54th Venice Biennale / Venice, Italy
2010 Aichi Triennale 2010: Arts and Cities, Aichi Arts Center / Nagoya, Japan
2009 10th Lyon Biennale : Le spectacle du quotidien, La Sucrière, Musée d'Art Contemporain / Lyon, France
10th Havana Biennial: Integration and Resistance in the Global Age, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam / Havana, Cuba
2008 7th Gwangju Biennale: On the Road/Position Papers/Insertions, Gwangju / South Korea
2007 10th Istanbul Biennial / Istanbul, Turkey
52nd Venice Biennale / Venice, Italy
2006 27th São Paulo Biennial: Como Viver Junto/How to Live Together, São Paulo, Brazil; Museo de Arte Contemporánea / Santiago, Chile
2003 50th Venice Biennale / Venice, Italy
2003 Happiness: a Survival Guide for Art and Life, Mori Art Museum / Tokyo, Japan
2001 Yokohama Triennale / Kanagawa, Japan

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installation view of
title: Installation view of "exit"at 52nd Venice Biennale
Installation view of
title: Installation view of "Tel mere, tel fils"
Installation view of
title: Installation view of "Coup de tete"
installation view of
title: installation view of "cri"
title: The message from Adel Abdessemed : Solo Show "Play it Again"
date: 2020
The Vase and the Sword
title: The Vase and the Sword
size: Saber: 99cm (H), diameter 7 cm Vase: 38cm (H), diameter 23 cm
medium: Wooden saber and glazed terracotta vase
date: 2018
price: ask
Play it again
title: Play it again
size: 42x29.7 cm
medium: Charcoal on paper recto/ verso
date: 2019
price: ask
Study
title: Study
size: 59 x 42ⅽm
medium: Black chalk on paper
date: 2015
price: ask
MA-MO-NAKU
title: MA-MO-NAKU
size: 63x150x40cm
medium: Wooden wagon model, fluorescent tube
date: 2017
price: ask
Ghost Dance
title: Ghost Dance
size: 102x61x60cm
medium: Wooden model, acrylic tube, led
date: 2017
price: ask
Forbidden colours
title: Forbidden colours
size: 175 x 115 x 3.5 cm
medium: Mixed media on canvas
date: 2018
price: ask
ゴースト ダンス
title: Ghost Dance
date: 2018 / Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale / photo by Keizo Kioku
ゴーストダンス
title: Ghost Dance
date: 2018 / Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale / photo by Keizo Kioku
ま-も-なく
title: MA-MO-NAKU
date: 2017 / Oku-Noto Triennale / photo by Keizo Kioku
ま-も-なく
title: MA-MO-MAKU
date: 2017 / Oku-Noto Triennale / photo by Keizo Kioku

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