Zevs Bio

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Sep 29, 2016 4:23AM

Born in Saverne, France in 1977, Aguirre Schwarz founded his alter ego ZEVS, named after a regional train that almost cost him his life while he was tagging down in the Metro.

Best known for his ‘liquidation’ technique, Zevs famously distorts recognizable images and regularly sabotages the logos of major brands and businesses in an attempt to subvert and critique twenty-first century consumer-driven culture.

Working alongside French artists, such as André and Invader, in the latter part of the 1990’s Zevs became one of the leading figures that pioneered the French street art scene.

His significant acts of vandalism vary from the ‘visual kidnapping’ of a woman from a German Lavazza billboard in 2002 to the liquidated Chanel logo daubed over a Giorgio Armani storefront in Hong Kong that ultimately led to his arrest in 2009.

He has participated extensively in international performances and exhibitions, including solo shows at Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek Museum (Denmark), CCA Andratx foundation (Spain) and an upcoming exhibition at Chateau de Vincennes (France).

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