Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Born 1965 in Strasbourg, France.

Lives and works in Paris and Rio de Janeiro.


1988–1989 Institut des Hautes Études en Arts Plastiques, Paris
1987–1988 L’École du Magasin, Le Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble
1982–1987 École des Beaux Arts, Grenoble


2002 Marcel Duchamp Award, France
1996–1997 Mies van der Rohe Award, Germany
Five months artist residency, Villa Kujoyama, Japan
1994 One month artist residency, ARCUS-Project Moriya, Japan
1986 Scholarship at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2016 Pynchon Park, MAAT Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon
Opera-House, Huis Sonneveld, Rotterdam
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. 1887–2058, K20, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf
2015 Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. 1887–2058, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Temporama, Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro
2014 SPLENDIDE–HOTEL, Palacio de Cristal, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
2013 M.2062 (Scarlett), The Museum of Kyoto
2009 chronotopes & dioramas, Dia Art Foundation, New York, NY
2008 TH.2058 The Unilever Series, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2017 Jardin infini. De Giverny à l’Amazonie, Centre Pompidou-Metz
Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin
2016 Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016, Whitney Museum, New York, NY
The Infinite Mix, Hayward Gallery (Offsite), The Store, London
Decor, Villa Empain – Boghossian Foundation, Brussels
Where Text is Broken by a Building..., Arario Museum, Seoul
2015 1984–1999 The Decade, Centre Pompidou-Metz
Parasophia, Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture, Kyoto
2014 Manifesta 10, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
2014 Solaris Chronicles, Parc des Ateliers, Luma Foundation, Arles
2013 M.2062 (Edgar Allan Poe), Promenade dans la salle des marquees, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (as part of her contribution to Phillipe Parreno’s solo exhibition)
Stage it! (Part II), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
2012 To the moon via the beach, organized by Liam Gillick and Philippe Parreno, LUMA Foundation, Arles
2009 Performa 09, New York, NY
Venice Biennale
2003 Venice Biennale
2002 Documenta11, Kassel
1999 Venice Biennale
1993 Venice Biennale
1990 Venice Biennale

One of the most important and influential artists of her generation, Gonzalez-Foerster’s practice was one of the first to focus on the exhibition itself as an artistic medium. Her particular interest in space, alongside a preoccupation with literature, cinema, media, and technology has resulted in a uniquely cross-disciplinary practice, though her work primarily takes the form of environments, film and most recently, performance – or what she terms, apparitions.