Adel Abdessemed

1971 · Algeria

Artist biography

Adel Abdessemed is a mid-career established artist, who was born and brought up in Algeria, like other prominent artists such as Mounir Gouri, Philippe Parreno, Lyes Hammadouche, Rachid Koraïchi, and Adel Abdessemed. Adel Abdessemed was born in 1971.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Adel Abdessemed's work is on display in several galleries around the world, in countries like Austria, Spain, and the United States. Galleries include Christine König Galerie in Vienna, Galerie Dvir in Brussels, as well as Galerìa Solo in Madrid. Adel Abdessemed most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Dvir in Brussels (20 March 2019 until 03 May 2019) with the exhibition Un coeur simple. Adel Abdessemed's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Dvir in Brussels (06 September 2018 - 20 October 2018) with the name Contre tout Espoir and Galerie Dvir in Brussels (12 January 2018 - 23 February 2018) with the name Dance to the Music of Time. Adel Abdessemed's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Dance to the Music of Time and took place at Galerie Dvir in Brussels, Belgium from the 12 January 2018 to 23 February 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Adel Abdessemed

Adel Abdessemed was born in 1971 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the 1990s, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the atmosphere of the era.

Adel Abdessemed

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