The perfect present : Artsper's gift card

Adel Abdessemed

Born in: 1971

Algeria

Emergent Artist

Biography

Adel Abdessemed (born 2 March 1971, Constantine, Algeria) is a French conceptual artist. He works and lives in Paris and London.

Adel Abdessemed began his artistic production in Batna (1986-1990), then in Algiers, in the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, from where he left in 1994 consequently to the assassinate of the director Ahmed Asselah, and his son, inside the school.

Afterwards he lives and works in Lyon (École Nationale des Beaux-Arts, 1994-1998), Paris (Cité internationale des arts, 1999-2000), New York (P.S.1 Scholarship, 2000-2001), Berlin (2002-2004), Paris (2005-2008), New York (2009), Paris (from 2010 to nowadays).

Artist Adel Abdessemed refuses to be limited to a single ideology or medium—he works across video, animation, performance, and sculptural installation. He passionately tackled religious, sexual and hallucinogenic taboos subjects in his early works and his later exhibitions have often focused on the theme of global violence.

Although some consider his work to be performative, Abdessemed aggressively rejects this terminology, preferring simply to call his works “acts,” recognizing the term’s political implications. In an interview with Elisabeth Lebovici he stated, “I do not live between two cultures. I am not a post-colonial artist. I am not working on the scar and am not mending anything. I am just a detector…. In the public sphere, I use passion and rage. Nothing else, I don’t do illusions.”

Read more
    Tags
  • Print

  • Print Portrait

  • Print Lithography

  • Algerian Artist

Share this artist

Adel Abdessemed, Jardin d'Hélène, Print

Adel Abdessemed

Jardin d'Hélène, 2013
7.9 x 9.8 inch
Print

$1,928

Adel Abdessemed, Je me dresse entre les deux, Print

Adel Abdessemed

Je me dresse entre les deux, 2000
8.7 x 17.3 x 1.2 inch
Print

$3,599

Few works remaining by Adel Abdessemed

These are the last remaining works by Adel Abdessemed.
To be notified by email when new works become available click on the button below.

Adel Abdessemed doesn’t have any exhibitions.

We’re sorry but the artist doesn’t currently have any exhibitions.
Follow Adel Abdessemed to receive a notification as soon as new exhibitions are added.

  • Similar artists

Emergent Artist

This artist is part of our selection of emerging artists, the up-and-coming and most promising talents on Artsper that you need to keep an eye on.