Massinissa Selmani (b.1980, Algiers) lives and works in Tours, France. Selmani graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Tours, France (2010). His work tries all kinds of experiments that drawing allows. It is characterized by an extreme simplicity – often presenting montages of images and drawings, or short animations in which he mingles humour, irony, and sometimes a sense of revolt. He presented at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015) and received a special mention from the jury. Other awards include tenth winner of the Art Collector Prize, Paris (2016) and the laureate of the SAM Art Projects award (2016). Select exhibitions include Palais de Tokyo, Japan (2018); Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris, France (2017); Galerie de l’Etrave, Thonon-Les-Bains, France (2017); Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis (2017); 13th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE (2017); Biennale d’architecture d’Orléans, Frac Centre, France (2017); the Zachęta National Gallery, Poland (2016); 56th Venice Biennale, Italy (2015); the Lyon Biennial, France (2015); first triennial of Vendôme,
France (2015); CCC, Tours, France (2015); and the Dakar Biennial, Senegal (2014).
Last updated: 20.06.2018