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," Saädane 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