Dominique Gonzalez Foerster / Ange Leccia

France

Biography

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, born in 1965, has come up with an extremely varied range of work ever since she started in the early nineties. It includes film projections, photography and spatial installations, but she also enters into joint ventures with fellow artists as Pierre Huyghe, Liam Gillick and Rikrit Tiravanija. She has worked out scenarios for the French chansonnier Christophe, designed displays for Balenciaga's fashion boutiques in New York and Paris and designed a house for a collector in Tokyo. Her work is characterized by a quiet, intimate interrogation of contemporary urban life. Exploring cinematic conventions, temporality and subjective experience, her short films and installations recreate specific moments in which individuals intersect with places - highlighting the individual nuances of cultural and social contexts.

Ange Leccia was born in 1952 in  Minervie, Corsica. He has used huge video projections to both intervene with the architecture of the gallery and to tell the stories of personal and public dramas. Work by Ange Leccia has appeared all over France and in U.S. venues such as the High Museum in Atlanta, the CAM in Houston and Inova in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Ange Leccia and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster have already collaborated on the short film "Ile de Beaute" (1996), which combined a written scenario with selections from the hundreds of hours filmed by Leccia in the previous ten years.

Video installations/personal exhibitions

  • Parc Central (2006)
  • Atomic Park (2004)
  • Malus (2004)
  • 2002 Exotourism: Marcel Duchamp Prize Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France. Ipanema Theorie / Plages, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Plages 2001
  • 2001 Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany. Riyo & Central, Festival International du Film, Cannes, France
  • Gold (2000)
  • Ipanema Theories 1999
  • 1998  Tropical Modernité, Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona, Spain. 88:88, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany. Île de beauté (1996)
  • 1994 Intérieurs, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 1993 Numéro bleu, ARC/Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France.
  • Riyo 1991

Major awards

Malus

  • 2007 Festróia - Tróia International Film Festival: Short Digital Videos
  • 2002 Prix Marcel Duchamp