Francis Alÿs (b. 1959, Belgium) is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Mexico City. His living environment, in all its minor details, is at the center of his work and is used to evoke thoughts about profound issues. Simple metaphors, nonchalant physical gestures, architectural relics in the urban expanse and even garbage serve Alÿs in creating moments of compassion. Alÿs spends a lot of time traveling around the world, working on projects in various locations, such as Afghanistan and Israel. He produces work in all types of media including painting, drawing, video, installation and performance. A retrospective exhibition of his work was shown in 2011 in London and Brussels, and works by him are on permanent display in numerous leading international museums.
Related exhibition: Melting Walls
Further information: francisalys.com