Adel Abdessemed (b. 1971, Algeria) lives and works in Paris, France.
Adel Abdessemed is an Algerian artist whose work reflects the impact of growing up in Algeria amid civil war tensions and the related global media coverage. Through creative interpretations of drawing, video, animation, sculpture and installation, he explores personal histories and universal themes. Adel’s work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including at the MAC’s Grand Hornu, Belgium (2018); MAC Lyon, France (2018); Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montreal (2017); Festival de Avignon, France (2016); Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris (2014); Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha (2013); Centre George-Pompidou, Paris (2012) among others. His work has been presented Venice Biennale (2003, 2007, 2011, 2015); Istanbul Biennale (2007, 2017); Biennales of Havana (2009), Gwangju (2008), Lyon (2007), and São Paulo (2006). His work is within the collections of international museums such as Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, France; Musée national d’art moderne Georges-Pompidou, Paris, France; Fonds régional d’art contemporain, Champagne-Ardennes, Reims, France; Collection Budi Tek, Shanghai, China; Fondation François Pinault, Venice, Italy; and Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland.