Adel Abdessemed

Adel Abdessemed (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, during the last thirty years, of numerous major solo exhibitions including MoMA PS1 in New York, MIT List Art Center in Cambridge, at the Magasin – Centre National d’Art Contemporain in Grenoble, at Parasol Unit in London, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, at the CAC in Málaga, or at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Otchi Tchiornie at the Musée du Grand-Hornu in Belgium, and L’Antidote at the MAC Lyon and at the Musée national d’Art Moderne – Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris for a retrospective, ‘Adel Abdessemed. Je suis Innocent’. Adel Abdessemed’s work has been present-ed 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) and in 2018 at the Triennale Echigo-Tsumari Art.