London, 14 December 1999 – 29 January 2000
We are pleased to announce Francis Alÿs’s first solo exhibition at the Lisson Gallery and in the UK. Francis Alÿs was born in 1959 in Antwerp, Belgium. After having studied Engineering and Architecture in Europe he travelled to Mexico in 1987 to work as an architect. Dividing his time between Mexico City, New York and London he has been exhibiting as an artist since 1991. His work has been extensively shown in Europe, the United States and Mexico.
‘...I spend a lot of time walking around the city... The initial concept for a project often emerges during a walk. As an artist, my position is akin to that of a passerby constantly trying to situate myself in a moving environment. My work is a succession of notes and guides. The invention of a language goes together with the invention of a city. Each of my interventions is another fragment of the story that I am inventing, of the city that I am mapping.’
- Francis Alÿs, Mexico City, 1993Read more
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