Artist of the Collection

Saâdane Afif

Born in 1970 at Vendôme

Combining performance, text, sculpture, installation, and screen printing, appropriation and displacement are at the heart of Saâdane Afif’s artistic practice. Since 2004, the artist has continuously reinterpreted his works through collaborations with musicians and writers, such as Lili Reynaud-Dewar, who write texts based on his creations. Conceived as an open structure, each work is subject to ongoing renewal and transformation within a constellation of meanings to challenge notions of interpretation, perception, and authority in art.

Born in 1970 in Vendôme, Saâdane Afif was awarded the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2009 and the Meurice Prize for contemporary art in 2015. His works are in the permanent collection of museums such as the Centre Pompidou, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and the Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK) in Frankfurt. Saâdane Afif lives and works in Berlin.