biography of Meshac GABA (1961)

Personal data


Birth : 12/29/1961 - Cotonou, Benin
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : Benin - Netherlands

Address

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Education

1995 – 1997 : RABK Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten – Sarphatistraat 470 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Work


Categorie and medium


Sculpture-Volume : Installation

Subject

communities

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2002

Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain : le Salon
Palais de Tokyo – Site de Création Contemporaine – Paris, France
01/29/2002 – 09/08/2002

2001

Museum of Contemporary African Art, The Library
Witte de With – Rotterdam, Netherlands
02/25/2001 – 04/15/2001

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2007

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais – Paris, France
10/18/2007 – 10/22/2007
Represented by : Lumen Travo Gallery – Lijnbaansgracht 314 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

2004

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, n°31
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/21/2004 – 10/25/2004
Represented by : Lumen Travo Gallery – Lijnbaansgracht 314 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

2003

Art 34 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/18/2003 – 06/23/2003
Represented by : Carlier / Gebauer – Holzmarkstrasse 15-18 – Berlin, Germany

2002

Art Forum Berlin, n° 7
Messegelände Berlin / Exhibition Grounds Berlin – Berlin, Germany
09/26/2002 – 09/30/2002
Represented by : Lumen Travo Gallery – Lijnbaansgracht 314 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Art 33 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/12/2002 – 06/17/2002
Represented by : Carlier / Gebauer – Holzmarkstrasse 15-18 – Berlin, Germany

2001

Art Forum Berlin, n° 6
Messegelände Berlin / Exhibition Grounds Berlin – Berlin, Germany
10/03/2001 – 10/07/2001
Represented by : Carlier / Gebauer – Holzmarkstrasse 15-18 – Berlin, Germany

Art 32 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/13/2001 – 06/18/2001
Represented by : Carlier / Gebauer – Holzmarkstrasse 15-18 – Berlin, Germany

KunstRAI, n° 17
Amsterdam, Netherlands
06/05/2001 – 06/10/2001
Represented by : Lumen Travo Gallery – Lijnbaansgracht 314 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Armory Show 2001
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
02/23/2001 – 02/26/2001
Represented by : Galerie Carlier/Gebauer – Holzmarktstrasse 15-18-Bogen 51/52 – Berlin, Germany


Group exhibitions

2004

Les Afriques
Lille, France
03/31/2004 – 08/08/2004

2003

Sogni e Conflitti – La dittatura dello spettatore – 50° Biennale di Venezia
Venice VE, Italy
06/15/2003 – 11/02/2003

2002

Documenta XI
Kunsthalle Fridericianum – Kassel, Germany
06/08/2002 – 09/15/2002

2001

Exhibitions of Work by Meschac Gaba, Mona Marzouk, Kim Sooja, Kirstin Stoltmann, Peter Bonde, Surasi Kusolwong, Joana HadjiThomas and Khalil Joreige
Inova Institute of Visual Arts – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – Milwaukee WI, United States
09/21/2001 – 11/26/2001

2000

The Sky is The Limit – 2000 Taipei Biennial
Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
09/09/2000 – 01/07/2001

Man + Space – Kwangju Biennale, n° 3
Kwangju, South Korea (Republic of Korea)
03/29/2000 – 06/07/2000

1999

Mirror’s Edge
Bildmuseet – Umeå University – Umeå, Sweden
11/21/1999 – 02/20/2000

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Art Fair catalogues

2001

Art 32 Basel, The Art Fair
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag – Senefelderstrasse 12 – Ostfildern, Germany
2001
ISBN : 3-7757-1043-4

Legals