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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
Current Exhibitions and Events
Dec, 2016
A Story of Negotiation
Art Gallery of Ontario
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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