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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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
2016
Gaudi's room, Group show, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2016
Je Tu Il Elle, Group show, Dvir Gallery, Brussels
2014
Everyone Has A Name, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2014
Mon Enfant, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
2015
ADEL ABDESSEMED | Soldaten, Christine König Galerie, Vienna
2014
Mon Enfant, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Gaudi's room, Group show, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2016
Bold Tendencies Summer Show 2016, Bold Tendencies, London
2016
Je Tu Il Elle, Group show, Dvir Gallery, Brussels
2015
REVUE 25, Christine König Galerie, Vienna
2014
Everyone Has A Name, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
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