Flier for "Zapatos Magneticos" - Havana Bienal #5 - 1994
       

Video Installation: The Ten Commandments - 2004 

FRANCIS ALYS

1959, Antwerp, Belgium - Lives and works in Mexico, D.F.

BOOKS / DOCUMENTATION BY OR ABOUT ALYS

Francis Alys: The Prophet and the Fly Turner, Madrid 2002
The Historic Center of Mexico City Turner, Madrid 2006
Sometimes doing something poetic can become political and sometimes doing something political can become poetic - The Green Line [documentation and exhibition catalogue] David Zwirner, New York 2007
When Faith Moves Mountains Turner, Madrid 2005
     
VIDEOS/DISKS
     
El Gringo (Point of View - POV Series) DVD 2003
The Thief (floppy disk - screen saver/Mac) Dia Center for the Arts 1999
When Faith Moves Mountains  DVD 2005
     
EPHEMERA
     
Flier for "Zapatos Magneticos" [magnetic shoes] 5th Havana Bienal 1994 
     
ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS AND OTHER CONTRIBUTUIONS    
     
Interview with James Lingwood, 2006 The Everyday [Documents of Contemporary Art] 2008
Next Slide Please (contribution to catalogue: Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark's Fake Estates) White Columns / Queens Museum, New York  2005 
     
ARTIST PROJECTS     
     
Over Here: International Perspectives on Art and Culture  The New Museum of Contemporary Art and MIT Press 2004
     
INDIVIDUAL CATALOGUES     

 

 
 
Francis Alys: Fabiola [installation at the Hispanic Society of America, New York City] Dia Art Foundation 2008
Francis Alys: Politics of Rehearsal Hammer Museum, Los Angeles 2008
Francis Alys: Time is a Trick of the Mind [flip book] MMK - Museum fur moderne Kunst, Frankfurt  2004 
Francis Alys: Walking Distance from the Studio Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg  2004
     
CATALOGUES INCLUDING ALYS    
     
Animations  P.S.1, New York and Kunst Werke, Berlin 2001
Arte no es Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 19960-2000  el Museo del Barrio, New York 2008
Cinco Continentes y una Ciudad  Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico  1997 
Cordially Invited  BAK - basis voor actuele kunst 2004
Demonstration Room: Ideal House  Apex Art  2001 
Espelho Cego / Blind Mirror: Selections from a Contemporary Collection  Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo 2001
Havana Bienal #5 - Quinta Bienal de la Habana: Art/Sociedad/Reflexion Centro Wifredo Lam  1994
Havana Bienal #7 - Septima Bienal de la Habana - Comunicaccion en tiempos dificiles: una mas cerca del otro Centro Wifredo Lam  2000
Istanbul Biennial # 6 - The Passion and the Wave [curator: Paulo Colombo] Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts 1999
Istanbul Biennial # 7 - Egofugal [curator: Yuko Hasegawa] Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts 2001
la Biennale di Venezia 49: Plateau of Humankind  Venice, various locations  2001 
Lesa Natura: Reflexiones Sobre Ecologia  Museo de Arte Moderno, Sala Jose Juan Tablada, Mexico, D.F.  1993 
Longing and Belonging From the Faraway Nearby  Site Santa Fe  1995 
Loop - Back to the Beginning [curator: Klaus Biesenbach] P.S. 1 Contemporart Art Center, New York 2001
Moving Pictures: Contemporary Photography and Video from the Guggenheim Collections Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York  2003 
Nowhere / Now Here  Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebeak, Denmark 1996 
Painting at the Edge of the World  Walker Art Center  2001 
Re-drawing the line [curated by Monica Amor]  Art in General, New York 2000
Social Creatures: How Body Becomes Art  Sprengel Museum Hannover 2004
Strangers: The First ICP Triennial of Photography and Video  International Center of Photography, New York 2003
The Art of Participation: 1950 to Now San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 2008
The Big Show / Demonstration Room: Ideal House  NICC, Antwerp  2001
The Ten Commandments  Deutschen Hygiene Museum, Dresden  2004 
Walk Ways Independent Curators International  2002 
     
BOOKS INCLUDING ALYS     
     
Land Art Tate Publishing 2006
Over Here: International Perspectives on Art and Culture  The New Museum of Contemporary Art and MIT Press 2004
The Everyday [Documents of Contemporary Art] MIT Press and Whitechapel Gallery 2008
     
PERIODICALS INCLUDING ALYS     
     
Art Nexus #26 [Asi esta la cosa: Installation and Object Art in Latin America] October-December 1997
Art Nexus Vol.27   January-March 1998
Art Nexus Vol 35 [Francis Alys: Hypotheses for a Walk] February-April 2000
Art Nexus, Vol.45, #3 [3rd Ibero-American Biennial of Lima] July-September 2002
Parkett # 69  Parkett  2003 
Poliester, Vol.4 #11 Winter 1995
Poliester, Vol.6 #18 Spring 1997
Third Text # 38  Third Text, Spring 1997
Trans> arts.cultures.media # 8 Passim Inc. 2000 
     
EXHIBITION REVIEWS    
     
Francis Alys at Jack Tilton Gallery, New York Art Nexus Vol.27, January-March 1998