The European Biennial of Contemporary Art

28 June 31 October 2014

St. Petersburg, Russia The State Hermitage Museum

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

The Handkerchief’s Opera

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, The Handkerchief’s Opera, 2014
Mixed media. Courtesy the artist. Commissioned by MANIFESTA 10, St. Petersburg

Born 1965 in Strasbourg, France
Lives and works in Paris, France and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster began her career with short films but soon expanded to include multidisciplinary and often relational collaborations that question the notion of object-based art. Her conceptual and often site-specific work ranges from a co-written science fiction novel to interior design for the fashion line Balenciaga. Among her recent solo exhibitions are projects for the Palacio de Cristal, Madrid (2014); the Dia Art Foundation, New York (2009); the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, London (2008); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Leon, Spain (2008); and Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2007). She also participated in Skulptur Projekte Münster (2007) and Documenta 11 (2002). She is the recipient of the Marcel Duchamp Prize (2002) and the Mies van der Rohe Award (1996–1997) and was selected for the Villa Kujoyama, Kyoto’s artist residency (1996–1997). Her works are included in leading museum collections such as the Centre Pompidou, Paris, Tate Modern, London, and the 21st Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan.