Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2020

Oct, Nov, Dec

Saâdane Afif | Visual Arts

Saadane Afif | Image: Anri Sala
Saadane Afif | Image: Anri Sala

Saâdane Afif was born in 1970 in Vendôme and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Bourges and Nantes. Defined as "post-conceptual," Saâdane Afif's work adopts an exceptional versatility. He creates installations, sculptures, posters, concerts, records and theatrical productions through an interdisciplinary, process-oriented approach. An integral part since 2004 has been the artist's invitation to authors to lyrically interpret his works in order to explore the processes of translation and interpretation inherent in any encounter with a work of art, since it is, according to Marcel Duchamp - "the viewer who makes the work of art".   

Solo Exhibitions (Selection) 

2019 | The Fountain Archives, Museo Jumex, Mexico
2018 | Wiels Contemporary Art Center, Brussels
2017 | The Fountain Archives, Centre Pompidou, Paris  
2016 | Quai? - L'Eternite, Fondation d'entreprise Hermes, Seoul  
2014 | La-bas., 8th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany

Group Exhibitions (Selection) 

2015 | The Laguna's Tribute, All the World's Futures, 56th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, ltaly  
2014 | La-bas., 8th Berlin Biennale, Berlin
2012 | Made in Germany II: Internationale Kunst in Deutschland, Sprengel Museum, Kestnergesellschaft and Kunstverein Hannover
2007 | Black Chords, Documenta 12, Kassel

Awards (Selection) 

2015 | Prix Meurice pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France  
2012 | Preis der Günther-Peill-Stiftung, Düren, Germany  
2009 | Prix Marcel Duchamp, Paris, France  
2006 | Prix International d'Art Contemporain de la Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco, Monaco