French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster is a chief exponent of the increasingly global and hybrid forms a very international artworld takes.
Although she began her career in film, Foerster is now celebrated for multidisciplinary work. She has written novels, worked with rock singers, created set designs, and even collaborated with fashion house Balenciaga. Her work has addressed urbanism, architecture, philosophy, fashion, design, and literature as themes.
Born in 1965 in Strasbourg, France.
Lives and works between Paris and Rio de Janeiro
Among the artist’s recent solo exhibitions are projects for the Dia Art Foundation, New York (2009); the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London (2008); MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon, Léon (2008); Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris / ARC, Paris (2007). She also participated in Skulptur Projekte Münster (2007) and Documenta XI, Kassel (2002). The artist was awarded the Marcel Ducham Prize, Paris, 2002, Mies van der Rohe Award, Krefeld, and the Villa Kujoyama artist residency, Kyoto both in 1996-97. In the past five years she staged T.451 at the Tensta Konsthall and Asplund’s library in Stockholm (2012); the 121st night in Istanbul with Tristan Bera produced by Protocinema; T.1912 with the Wordless Music Orchestra at the Guggenheim Museum, New York (2011); K.62/K.85 during Performa 09 NY (2009) with Ari Benjamin Meyers.