Born 1965 in Strasbourg, France.

Lives and works in Paris.


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)

2022 Alienarium 5, Serpentine Galleries, London
2021 VOLCANIC EXCURSION (A VISION), Secession, Vienna
2018 Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster: Tales of the 21st Century, Galerie for Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig
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
Costumes and Wishes for the 21st Century, Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin
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
Stage it! (Part 2), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
2010 Screening of De Novo, Tate Modern, London
2009 chronotopes & dioramas, Dia Art Foundation, New York, NY
2008 TH.2058 The Unilever Series, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London
Nocturama, MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León
2007 Expodrome, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris / ARC, Paris

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2019 May You Live in Interesting Times, 58th Venice Biennale, Venice
Luogo e Segni, Palazzo Grassi–Punta della Dogana, Venice
Cabinet d’amateur, an oblique novel, Whitechapel Gallery, London
2018 Generations Part 3, Sammlung Goetz, Munich
Welt ohne Außen, Gropius Bau, Berlin
Kunsthalle for Music, Witte de With, Rotterdam
38th EVA International – Ireland's Biennial of Contemporary Art, Limerick
In Tune With the World, Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris
2017 Jardin infini. De Giverny à l’Amazonie, Centre Pompidou-Metz
Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin
The Hot Wire, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl (in collaboration with Skulptur Projekte Münster), Marl
Poïpoï, une Collection Privée à Monaco, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco
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


0 Alienarium 5 Serpentine Galleries, London
  OPERA (QM.15) Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection, Paris

An experimental artist, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster has been exploring since 1990 the different modalities of sensory and cognitive relationship between bodies and spaces, real or fictitious, up to the point of questioning the distance between organic life and work. Metabolizing literary and cinematographic, architectural and musical, scientific and pop references, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster creates "chambres" and "interiors", "gardens", "attractions" and "planets", with respect to the multiple meanings that these terms take on in the works of Virginia Woolf or Nathaniel Hawthorne, the Brontë sisters or Thomas Pynchon, Joanna Russ or Philip K. Dick. This investigation of spaces extends to a questioning of the implicit neutrality of practices and exhibition spaces. Her "mises en espace", "anticipations" and "apparitions" seek to invade the sensory domain of the viewers in order to operate intentional changes in their memory and imagination. Haunted by history and future, Gonzalez-Foerster’s works become containers where the artist incubates a form of subjectivity that does not yet exist. Through multiple international exhibitions, short films, productions and concerts, Gonzalez-Foerster’s mutant work contributes to the invention of new technologies of consciousness.