Timeline

1987–1994
École des Beaux-Arts de Batna, École des Beaux-Arts d’Alger, Algiers, Algeria
1994–1998
École nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, France
1999–2000
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2000–2001
International Studio Program, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York

Exhibitions

2011
Incongruous, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
2010
Aichi Triennale 2010: Arts and Cities, Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
2010
Adel Abdessemed: Silent Warriors, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London (solo) [catalogue forthcoming]
2010
Nomadic Resident: Adel Abdessemed, Onsite [at] OCADU Gallery, Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto Canada (solo)
2009
David Zwirner, New York, NY, USA (solo)
2009
Mixed Bathing World, Beppu Contemporary Art Festival, Japan
2008–2009
Medium Religion, ZKM, Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany
2008
The Need for Uncertainty, Modern Art Oxford, UK (solo)
2008
Drawing for Human Park, Magasin, Grenoble, France (solo)
2008
Can Art Do More?, Art Focus 5, Jerusalem, Israel
2008
The Gallery, David Zwirner, New York, NY
2008
L'Argent, Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain d'Ile-de-France, Paris, France
2008
Mes Amis, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2008
Nuit des Musées, Musée Rodin, Paris, France
2008
Gwangju Biennale, Gwanju, South Korea
2008
Shifting Identities, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
2008
Always Begins by Degrees, The Common Guild, Glasgow, Scotland
2008
In Geneva No One Can Here You Scream, Blondeau Fine Art Service, Geneva, Switzerland
2008
The Disobedients, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, The Nederlands
2008
God is Design, Gallery Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2008
Gods & Goods: Spiritualy and mass confusion, Villa Manin Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo, Italy
2008
Transmission interrupted, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK
2008
Flow, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2007
Poursuite/Redifa, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (solo)
2007
Dead or Alive, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA (solo)
2007
The street is my heart, Libreria Borges Contemporary Art Institute, Canton, China (solo)
2007
Venice Biennial, Italy
2007
Istanbul Biennial, Turkey
2007
Nuit Blanche, Versailles
2007
Global multitude, Luxembourg 2007
2007
French Kiss, The Moore Space, Miami, USA
2007
Her (his)tory, Museum of Cycladic Arts, Athens, Greece
2007
Passage du temps, Lille (François Pinault collection)
2007
An Atlas of events, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
2007
Geopolitics of Animation, Centre Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville, Spain
2007
Silence, listen to the show, Fondazione Sandretto, Turino, Italy
2007
Sudeley Castle, Reconstruction
2007
1st Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece
2007
Provokation ?, Fotogalerie, Wien, Austria
2007
Trans Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
2007
Cartoons-Fantasmagories, Madrid, Spain
2007
Rue Montgrand, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Marseille, France
2007
La sagesse du jardiner, biennale d'art contemporain de Melle, France
2007
L'emprise du lieu, Pommery, Reims, France
2007
Power play, Artpace, San Antonio, USA
2007
Sao Paulo Biennial, in Museo de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Chile
2006
Conversation, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv (solo)
2006
Art France BERLIN, Germany
2006
Wherever we go, Spazio Oberdan, Milano, Italy
2006
The Brighton Photo Biennial
2006
1st Architecture, Art and Landscape Biennial of the Canaries
2006
Hot/Cold? Summer Loving, Varsovie, Poland
2006
Between L'Image révélée, de l'orientalisme &aagrave; l'art contemporain, Tunis
2006
TINA B., Festival of Contemporary Art, Prague
2006
Sonambiente Berlin
2006
Taste, Biennale de l'encre, China
2006
Notre Histoire, le Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2006
Beppu Biennial, Japan
2006
Transitions, Biarritz
2006
Practice Zero Tolerance, La Criée Centre d’Art Contemporain, Rennes (solo)
2006
Practice Zero Tolerance, Le Plateau, Paris (solo)
2006
Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (solo)
2006
La force de l’art, le Grand Palais, Paris
2006
Dak’art Biennial, Dakar, Senegal
2006
Sao Paulo Biennial, Brasil
2006
Each from his own side, the same destiny, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2006
5th Shenzhen International Ink Painting Biennial, Shenzen, China
2006
Choosing my religion, Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland
2006
Accumulation - Canton Express, the Next Stop, Tang Contemporary Art Centre, Beijing, China
2006
Witnesses, NMAC Fundacion, Càdiz, Spain
2006
Between body and object, MARTA Herford Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Germany
2005
Art Basel Miami
2005
Gott sehen, Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau, Switzerland
2005
Tirana Biennial, Albania
2005
Holidays - God is infinity, Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris (solo)
2005
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (solo)
2005
Sonia Rykiel, Paris
2004
Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
2004
Prosismic, Espace Paul Ricard, Paris
2004
IL periplo del mediterraneo, Accademia Liguistica, Genova
2004
The Ten Commandments, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany
2004
Dimension folly, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy
2004
Arte del mediterraneo, MACRO Mattataio, Roma
2004
Por total, in collaboration with Sislej Xhafa, La Caixa fundacio, Barcelona
2004
White Spirit, FRAC Lorraine, France
2004
Habibi, FRAC Champagne Ardenne, Reims (solo)
2004
Le Citron et le Lait, MAMCO, Genève (solo)
2004
Shake, OK Centrum for Contemporary Art, Linz, Autriche + Villa Arson, Nice, France
2004
Movimento / Movimenti, Baghera, Italy
2004
Odyssey(s) 2004, Shanghai
2003
Z.O.U., Venice Biennale
2003
Happiness, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
2003
Blood lines and connections, MCA, Denver, USA
2003
Galleria Laura Pecci, Milano, Italy (solo)
2002
Institute of Visual Arts, Milwaukee, USA (solo)
2002
Centre National d’Art et du Paysage, Vassivière, France (solo)
2002
Art Chicago
2002
Videotraffic, London, Buenos Aires
2002
Cosi Lontano Cosi Vicino, Baldi Foundation, Pelago, Italy
2002
Puerto Rico biennial
2002
Nos troubles, Centre d'Art de Sète, France
2001
Een lege plek om te blijven, Poeziezomer, Watou, Belgium
2001
Uniform - Order and Disorder, PS1, New York
2001
Tirana Biennial, Albania
2001
Galleria Laura Pecci, Milano, Italy (solo)
2001
Projectroom Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (solo)
2001
Yokohama Triennial, Japan
2001
Le Ludique, Musée du Québec, Canada
2000
Finale di Partita, End Game, Fin de partie, Florence, Italy
2000
Paris pour escale, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
2000
Galerie Michel Rein
2000
Galerie Chez Valentin
2000
Busan Biennial, Korea
2000
Manifesta 3, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2000
Juste au corps, de la peau au vêtement, La Criée, Rennes, France
2000
Carnet d'adresses, Musée de Louviers, France
1999
Carnet d'adresses, Musée de Louviers, France
1999
Biennial of young artists from Europe and Mediterranea, Roma
1998
Josselyne Naef Art Contemporain, Lyon
1997
Carte Blanche, La Maison, Douai