Michel François, ‘Pringle Tree’, 2016, carlier | gebauer
Michel François, ‘Pringle Tree’, 2016, carlier | gebauer

About Michel François

In his sculptures, photographs, and videos, Michel François demonstrates our conflicting desires to both create and destroy the world we inhabit. For example, his 2011 work Pièce Détachée (Spare Parts) is an ephemeral network of magnetic spheres attached to metal rods that freely deploy themselves; the structure maintains balance due to the electromagnetic forces between the elements. Striving to reveal the essential fragility of humanity, François often plays on the interactivity between the spectator, the work, and its space.

Belgian, b. 1956, Saint-Trond, Belgium, based in Brussels, Belgium

Solo Shows

2016
New York,
Michel François, Liz Larner, Tony Lewis, Virginia Overton
2016
Frac île-de-France, 
Le Château de Rentilly, France,
Dix-neuf mille affiches
2016
Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, 
Paris, France,
Images et Mots depuis Magritte
2016
Galerie Kamel Mennour, 
Paris, France,
Michel François
2016
Fundación Casa Wabi, 
Oaxaca, Mexico,
Tierra Vaga

Group Shows

2017
Geukens & De Vil, 
Antwerp ,
ECCE HOMO
2017
Espace 251 Nord, 
Liège, Belgium,
Harold Ancart, Michel François, Gabriel Kuri
2017
WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, 
Brussels, Belgium,
The Absent Museum
2016
Les Ateliers de Rennes biennale d'art contemporain, 
Rennes, France,
Incorporated!
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