Born in 1965 in Strasbourg. Lives and works in Paris and Rio de Janeiro.
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster is a worldwide known artist that works with mixed media, such as photography, video projection and spatial installations. Her artistic practice is concerned with the exploration of time from the past and future, movements, behaviors and identity as well as the constructions of environments with direct references to literature, music and architecture. In her body of work the codes of spatial representation are often projected as a theatrical stage. It is not about the autonomy of art but rather as the experience of it in an intimate, immersive and interactive manner in which viewers have to play an active role.
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster ́s solo exhibitions include: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster: Tales of the 21st Century, Galerie for Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig;
Pynchon Park, MAAT Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon;
Opera-House, Huis Sonneveld, Rotterdam; Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. 1887–2058, K20, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Costumes and Wishes for the 21st Century, Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin; Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. 1887–2058, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Temporama, Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro; SPLENDIDE – HOTEL, Palacio de Cristal, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid;
Her work has been included in the 58th Venice Biennale, Venice; Luogo e Segni, Palazzo Grassi– Punta della Dogana, Venice; Cabinet d’amateur, an oblique novel, Whitechapel Gallery, London; Generations Part 3, Sammlung Goetz, Munich; Welt ohne Außen, Gropius Bau, Berlin; Kunsthalle for
Music, Witte de With, Rotterdam; The artist was granted with the Marcel Duchamp award in 2002.