Massinissa Selmani

(Algeria, 1980)

Massinissa Selmani, Après-demain, Projet 2, détail. Courtesy Massinissa Selmani. Production, Collection Frac Centre-Val de Loire © ADAGP, Paris, 2017

Massinissa Selmani has been living and working in Tours since 2005. Having studied Information Technology in Algeria, he enrolled at the École supérieure des beaux-arts de Tours (ESBA Tours) and graduated in 2010. The work of Massinissa Selmani was presented at the 6th Biennale of Art at Venice (2015), and was given a special mention by the jury. In 2016, he became the tenth winner of the Art Collector prize, Paris. The artist’s approach draws on the experimental possibilities of design, and his works can often trace their origin to media news output, whose ambiguity it highlights.

The stories he stages call upon both our collective unconscious and our creative imagination, lying somewhere between humoristic and seriousness. In 2015, he exhibited at the 13th Biennale of Lyon, at the Olivier Debré Centre for contemporary creation, Tours, and at the first Triennale of Vendôme.

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