Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster is a French artist, born in 1965 in Strasbourg.  Gonzalez-Foerster's practice is restlessly cross-disciplinary, taking cues from film, literature, architecture, philosophy and critical theory. Through immersive installations that include film or are suggestive of filmic tropes, Gonzalez-Foerster uses the medium of experience as a way to question the essences of objects and the meaning of context. Trafficking in a unique type of psychological collage within works and between them, her varied oeuvre has taken myriad forms, including collected fragments of modernist buildings in Brazil, an autobiographical hanging of 40 years of her own wardrobe, and an immersive light and sound environment meant to evoke the chaos, dread, and wonderment of future lives. In her latest works, the Apparitions, Gonzalez-Foerster uses live performance and holographic projections that conflate characters from history, literature and film with their sociological sources and ramifications. Often relying on elliptical texts that place equal weight on fiction, fact, and the pluralism of memory, Gonzalez-Foerster creates heterogeneous worlds that thrive on the tension between finite and infinite, the empirical and the dramaturgical.   Gonzalez-Foerster is the recipient of the 2002 Marcel Duchamp Award.

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017    Pynchon Park, Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology (MAAT), Lisbon, Portugal

            Costumes & Wishes For The 21st Century, Schinkel Pavillion, Berlin, Germany

2016    1887-2058, KunstSammlung, Dusseldorf, Germany

2015    1887-2058, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

            Temporama 1887-2058, Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2014    euquinimod & costumes, 303 Gallery, New York, NY

            SPLENDIDE—HOTEL, Palacio de Christal, Parque del Retiro, organized by the 

            Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

            M.2062 (Scarlett), The Museum of Kyoto, Japan

2011    1912, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

2009    chronotopes & dioramas, Dia Art Foundation, New York, NY

2008    TH.2058 The Unilever Series, The Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, UK

2007    Expodrome, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

 

 

SELECTED PERFORMANCES AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015    M.2062 (la partie de l’opera), Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

            Mobile M+: Moving Images, M+, Midtown POP, Hong Kong 

            1984-1999 La Décennie, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France

2014    Gwangju Biennale, South Korea 

2013    Stage it! (Part II), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

2009    Making Worlds, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

 

 

COLLECTIONS

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France 

Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

Dia Art Foundation, New York, NY

M+ Museum, Hong Kong

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden 

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Tate Modern, London, UK