Massinissa Selmani (b.1980, Algiers) lives and works in France. Selmani graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Tours (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 Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris (2017); Galerie de l’Etrave, Thonon-Les-Bains, France (2017); the Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis (2017); the 13th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah (2017); Biennale d’architecture d’Orléans, Frac Centre, France (2017); the Zachęta National Gallery, Poland (2016); the Lyon Biennial (2015); the first triennial of Vendôme, France (2015); the CCC, Tours, France (2015); and the Dakar Biennial (2014).
Last updated: 08.02.2018