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Bird

Bird, 2015 - Adel Abdessemed


about this work

In his work Abdessemed often uses animals, mostly as silent victims of all kinds of violence. Bird was published in the context of The Bottom Line - a group exhibition at S.M.A.K. presenting work by 53 international artists as a sample of the current significance of drawing in contemporary art. 

 

about Adel Abdessemed

°1971, Constantine (Algeria) - lives and works in Paris (FR) and London (UK)

Adel Abdessemed is a conceptual artist who works in a broad range of media including drawing, video, photography, performance and sculpture. Working with familiar materials and images, Abdessemed manipulates them to create unexpected works with charged socio-political statements. Drawing on personal, political, and historical narratives, Abdessemed reflects upon the increasing globalization of the world, the way that it impacts an individual’s sense of self often addressing social taboos and presenting them as raw and uncomfortable truths.

Abdessemed has had numerous solo exhibitions at major institutions including Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar; David Zwirner, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; MoMA PS1, New York; Contemporary Art Centre of Malaga; and the Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva. His work was also part of group exhibitions at venues such as LACMA, Los Angeles; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; S.M.A.K., Ghent; KW, Berlin; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin and FRAC, Nord-Pas de Calais.

Adel Abdesseled also particiapted in major international exhibitions such as the Paris Triennale, the Istanbul Biennial, the Gwangju Biennial and the Venice Biennale. His work is part of important collections, including Centre Pompidou, Paris; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Fondation François Pinault, Venice; Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva ; and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Adel Abdesseled is represented by the following galleries;
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Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv / Brussels 

Christine Koenig Galerie, Vienna 

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