Born in 1943 in Berck-sur-Mer, France. Lives and works in Malakoff, France.Read More
Annette Messager studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. She received the Golden Lion for Best National Participation at the 51st Venice Biennale (French Pavilion, 2005). In 1995 the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and New York's Museum of Modern Art co-organized her first major American retrospective. She has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Strasbourg (2012), the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2007), the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2004) and the Reina Sofia (1999). She also exhibited in the Biennale de Paris (1977), Documenta VI (1977) and XI (2002), the Biennale of Sydney (1979, 1984, and 1990), the Venice Biennale (1980, 2003, and 2005), and the Biennale d'Art Contemporain de Lyon in 2000.
Text courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery.
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Contemporary art seems to find itself in a constant battle between the logical and the illogical, the possible and the impossible, the visible and the invisible. Is it better to be understood, or to understand something about the world? Do we have to explain everything? Should we even try?
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