Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

born 1965

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, ‘Séance de Shadow II (bleu)’ 1998
Séance de Shadow II (bleu) 1998
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In Tate Modern


Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (born 30 June 1965, in Strasbourg) is a French artist and an influential figure in international contemporary art. She is known for her great variety of work in video projection, photography, and spatial installations. She has worked in landscaping, design, and writing. "I always look for experimental processes. I like the fact that at the beginning I don't know how to do things and then, slowly, I start learning. Often exhibitions don't give me this learning possibility anymore."

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Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster: Artist's Talk

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