Born in Algeria in 1971, Adel Abdessemed left his country following the outbreak of civil war in the early 90’s and in 1994 moved to France. Since that time he has lived in various cities: Paris, New York, Berlin, London, and developed his work through video, drawing, performance, installation, sculpture, and collaborated with poets, thinkers and writers.
Many museums and modern art centres all over the world have presented personal exhibitions of the artist: Collection Lambert pour Vence – Musée de Vence (2015), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2012), Parasol Unit, London (2010), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2009), Musée d’art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva (2004). Ajouter Malaga (2015), PS1 (2007), MIT (2008). From 2001 Abdessemed has also contributed to a number of biennials and triennials, which includes Venice (2003, 2007, 2015), Sydney (2010), Havana (2009), Lyon (2009), Istanbul (2007), Tirana (2005) and Yokohama (2001)