Born in 1971 in Constantine (Algeria). Lives and Works in Paris.
Adel Abdessemed is an Algerian-born French artist that works with mixed media such as sculpture, video, installation and performance. Abdessemed’s concerns are to explore the cultural, political and social limits within both Western and Eastern societies. Although Adbessemed’s artworks were sometimes qualified as ‘violent’, it is precisely about freedom of artistic expression and the dangers of censorship that the artist wants to raise concern. Abdessemed draws his inspiration from his personal experiences as well as from observation in order to create reflective and meaningful artworks that act as a mirror of our societies.