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Francis Alÿs

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When Faith Moves Mountains, 2002 16mm Film Transferred To Dvd
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Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996-2007 Graphite, Tape, And Collage On Vellum, 384 Framed Drawings, Installed With Dvd Animation, 9:40 Min, Maquette, Wooden Table, And String Dimensions Variable © Francis Alÿs. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York
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Fabiola © Francis Alÿs, BCAM- Broad Contemporary Art Museum
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The Nightwatch, 2002 Single Channel Color Video 17 Minutes © Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner, New York
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Gun Camera from SOMETIMES DOING SOMETHING POETIC CAN BECOME POLITICAL AND SOMETIMES DOING SOMETHING POLITICAL CAN BECOME POETIC , 2005 Mixed Media Image Size: 18 X 40 1/2 X 13 1/4 Inches 45.7 X 102.9 X 33.7 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & David Zwirner
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Fecha, 1976 © Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
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The Commuters , 2005 © Courtesy of the artist & Tate Modern
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Guards , 2004 © Courtesy of the artist & Tate Britain
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Untitled, 2007 Oil On Panel 16.5 X 23 X 1.3 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & Kadist Art Foundation
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© Bonnefanten museum
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still from Ambulantes, 1992-2006 160 35mm Slides © photograph courtesy of the artist / David Zwirner, New York
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still from Paradox of Praxis 1, 1997 Video 5' © photograph courtesy of the artist / David Zwirner, New York
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still from Ambulante, 1992-2006 160 35mm Slides © photograph courtesy of the artist / David Zwirner, New York
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A Story of Deception (detail) , 2003-2006 16mm Film (Color, Silent, 4:20 Min.). © 2011 Francis Alÿs. The Museum of Modern Art. Gift of Volkswagen of America, 2011.
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Untitled, from When Faith Moves Mountains, 2002 Color Photograph © Courtesy of the artist & MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
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Untitled (Before the Prophet) Collage, Oil And Pencil On Paper 62,5 X 46,5 Cm © Courtesy the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann
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REEL-UNREEL, Kabul, Afghanistan, (still), 2011 In Collaboration With Julien Devaux And Ajmal Maiwandi. Video 19:28 Min © Courtesy of the artist & David Zwirner
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REEL-UNREEL, Kabul, Afghanistan, (still) , 2011 Video 19:28 Min © Courtesy of the artist & David Zwirner
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© Courtesy of the artist & Museum Of Contemporary Art Tokyo
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“When Faith Can Move Mountains” , 2002 15 Minute Video © Francys Alÿs
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Rehearsal 1 (El ensayo), 1999-2001 Video Installation 29 Minutes 25 Seconds © Courtesy of the artist & MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH
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Rehearsal I (Ensayo I), 1999-2001 Video 29'30'' © Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner, New York
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REEL-UNREEL, Kabul, Afghanistan, 2011 Still © Courtesy of the artist & The Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich
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Paradox of Praxis 5: Sometimes we dream as we live & sometimes we live as we dream Ciudad Juárez, México , 2013 (detail of video still) Video, 7:49 Min, Color, Sound © Courtesy of the Artist and David Zwirner
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Antwerp, Belgium
Birth year
1959
Lives in
Mexico City
Works in
Mexico City
Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Jun, 2017
Performing the Border
Kunstraum Niederösterreich
Current Exhibitions and Events
Apr, 2017
Jan, 2017
Ciudad Juárez Projects
Arizona State University Art Museum
Statement

Francis Alÿs is widely considered to be among the most impor¬tant artists working today. He works in a wide range of mediums, including painting, drawing, film, video, and photography, each telling visual stories, potent myths that can be told and re-told. From the beginning of his career as an artist, Alÿs has adopted a way of working that tends to reject conclusions in favor of repetition and recalibration.

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