Born in 1965 in Strasbourg. Lives and works in Paris and Rio de Janeiro.
Dominique Gonzales-Foerster is a worldwide known French 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 of literature, music and architecture. In her body of works, 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 Gonzales-Foerster studied the École du Magasin of the National Centre of Contemporary Art in Grenoble as well as at the Institute des Hautes Études en Arts Plastiques, in Paris.
The artist was granted with the Marcel Duchamp award in 2002.