Adel Abdessemed, ‘Cerf’, 2016, Cahiers d'Art

Signature: Signed and numbered by the artist

About Adel Abdessemed

Conceptual artist Adel Abdessemed, like William Lamson and Cai Guo-Qiang, creates situations based on deliberate actions—or “acts” as he calls them—carried out on everyday materials, which he documents with videos, photographs, and later juxtaposes with a sculptural remainder from the action itself. In Grand canyon (2008), Abdessemed dangled from a precipice over the canyon’s abyss and carved the single word “DEATH” into the underside of the boulder from which he was hanging. The work consisted of Abdessemed's daring act, as well as photograph of it and the engraved rock itself, relocated to the gallery.

Algerian, b. 1971, Constantine, Algeria, based in Paris, France

Solo Shows

2014
Dvir Gallery, 
Tel Aviv,
Mon Enfant

Group Shows

2017
Dvir Gallery, 
Brussels,
Innocent Materials
2017
Dvir Gallery, 
Tel Aviv,
Pallaksh Pallaksh (I don’t know just where I’m going)
2016
Dvir Gallery, 
Tel Aviv,
Gaudi's room, Group show
2016
Bold Tendencies, 
London ,
2016
Dvir Gallery, 
Brussels,
Je Tu Il Elle, Group show
2014
Dvir Gallery, 
Tel Aviv,
Everyone Has A Name
2014
Dvir Gallery, 
Tel Aviv,
Les yeux seuls sont encore capables de pousser un cri * (* Les Feuillets d’Hypnos by René Char)
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