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Pannierstr. 19, 12047 Berlin Germany

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Representation

Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City
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Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisbon
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About

The work of Adrien Missika humorously investigates the natural and the cultural. Using epistemology as a base for research, his conceptual approach drifts into poetic and hypothetical narratives.
Through a variety of media, from video, photography, sculpture to installation and action, the work digs into the wide range of natural and environmental sciences, such as biology, landscape architecture and geography to name a few. 
Overcoming the logic of capitalism, Missika's artistic practice nurtures a space for possible worlds.

Adrien Missika (b.1981, Paris) studied at Ecole Cantonale d’art de Lausanne (Ecal). He was a co-founder of Galerie 1M3, Lausanne, (2006-2014), founder and art director of Belo Campo, Lisbon, (2017- present). He currently lives in Berlin.

Solo Exhibitions

2020

Entre Deux Eaux, Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisbon, Portugal, cur. Asya Yaghmurian

2019

Cura, Matsutake Gallery, Yvon Lambert Bookshop, Paris, France

2018

Aquí Allá Ahí, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico

Il Palazzo Delle Api, Fondazione la Raia, Gavi, Italy, cur. Ilaria Bonacossa

2017

Demain, Stabilisation, galeria Francisco Fino, Lisbon, Portugal

2016

Partition Animale (with Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld), Æther, Sofia, Bulgaria

Demain Amélioration, Bugada & Cargnel, Paris, France

2015

Zeitgeber, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico

Gelassenheit, 21er Raum, 21er Haus – Belvedere 21, Vienna, Austria

Siesta Club, Quartz Studio, Turin, Italy

2014

Amexica, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France, cur. Olivier Kaeser & JP Felley

Cosmic Latte, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zürich, Switzerland

2013

Alien Verein, Der Würfel at Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin, Germany

Impressions Botaniques, Galerie Bugada & Cargnel, Paris, France

Tephra, Galerie Edouard Manet, Centre d'art Contemporain Gennevilliers, Gennevilliers, France, cur. Lionel Balouin

A Walk in the Park, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland, cur. Sabine Rutherholz

2012

Archipel, La Salle de Bains, Lyon, France, cur. Caroline Soyez-Petithomme & Jil Gasparina

The Sun is Late, Galerie Crone, Berlin, Germany

2011

Geological Norms (Sometimes Repeated), Marz, Lisbon, Portugal

Tropical Prospects, Spazio A, Pistoia, Italy

2010

Adrien Missika, Blancpain Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

Veduta, la Rada, Locarno, Switzerland

2009

Present Future, Artissima 16, Turin, Italy / curated by Simone Menegoi

Exstatic, Coalmine, Volkart Haus, Winterthur, Switzerland

Space Between, Prix Découverte, Rencontres internationales de photographie, ,  Arles, France

HMI, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France / curated by Julien Fronsacq

Fabriques, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva, Switzerland / curated by Denis Pernet

2006

Cartes Postales, Galerie Blancpain Stepczynski, Geneva, Switzerland

Group Exhibitions

2021

I Have Been in Love For 8 Million Years, Museu de Angra do Heroismo, Terceira , Portugal, cur. Borbala Soos

Memory Shop, Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, Mexico, cur. Nicolas Bourriaud

Peaks, Pics and Other Inconsistencies, LIPTOVSKÁ GALÉRIA P. M. BOHÚŇA, Slovakia, cur. Łukasz Białkowski

Reconnecting.earth, Kurt-Kurt Berlin, Germany, Andata Rittorno, Geneva, Switzerland, cur. Bernard Viennat

A Vida Secreta das Plantas, Casa da Cerca, Almada, Portugal, cur. Filipa Oliveira

Vienna Biennale for Change 2021: PLANET LOVE. Climate Care in the Digital Age. CLIMATE CARE Reimagining Shared Planetary Futures, Cur. by Anab Jain, Hubert Klumpner, Marlies Wirth, Thun-Hohenstein, at MAK Vienna, Austria

Nature of Robotics: An Expanded Field, EPFL Pavilions, Renens, Switzerland, Cur. Giuila Bini

2020

VER_DE, Estufa Fria de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

Frenetic Standstill, Artissima Unplugged, GAM, Turin, Italy, cur. Ilaria Bonacossa

AL_TAR, Moistero de Tibâes, Braga, Portugal

4th Festival of Minimal Actions, part of Kiss, Kunsthall Wien, Vienna, Austria, cur. Thomas Geiger

Homebound, Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisbon, Portugal

Hortus Conclusus, Museo Villa dei Cedri, Bellinzona, Switzerland, cur. Marco Costantini

Time to leave the capsule... if you dare, CEAAC , Strasbourg, France

Nuovo Cinema Galleria, Gelaeria Vera Cortes, Lisbon, Portugal, cur. Orsola Vannocci Bonsi

2019

Notre Jardin, Centre photographique de Rouen Normandie, Rouen, France, cur. Raphaëlle Stopin

Out of Office, PADA Studios, Lisbon, Portugal, cur. Alice Bonnot

Touch Me, 1st Strasbourg Biennale, Strasbourg, France. cur. Yasmina Khouaidjia

Some people believe the Sun used to be yellow, Trafó Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, cur. Borbála Soós

SERENDIPITY or the art of reading the signs, Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisbon, Portugal, cur. María Inés Rodríguez

2018

Ants and Elephants, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany, cur. Vlado Velkov Elymus Repens, Bar Babette, Berlin, Germany, cur. Lucile Bouvard

It Started From The Desert _ Ecologies On the Edge. 2nd Yinchuan Biennale, cur. Marco Scotini, MOCA Yinchuan, China

As You Like It, Praz Delavallade, Los Angeles, U.S.A

GRAND OPENING (SUMMER RHAPSODY), Kura / Fonderia artistica Battaglia, Milan, Italy , cur. Ilaria Marotta & Andrea Baccin

AIETHOPIA, Museum of African Art, Valladolid, Spain Curated by Juan José Santos

Collection N.8, Hotel Amigo, Brussels, Belgium Cur.Christel Montury / Fabien Villon

Bit by Bit, the World is Growing Together, Alexander Levy, Berlin, Germany

Phénomènes, FRAC Alsace (Séléstat), France, cur. Felizitas Diering

2017

Alpina Huus, Le Commun, bâtiment d'art contemporain, Geneva,  Switzerland, cur. Elise Lammer and Denis Pernet

Natural Capital (Modal Alam), Bozar, Bruxelles, Belgium,  in the frame of Europalia, cur.  Charlotte Dumoncel d’Argence and Laura Herman

Frontera, The Canadian Photography Institute - National Gallery of Canada,  Ottawa, Canada, cur. Luce Lebart

Imaginaires d'un monde in-tranquille, Abbaye Saint André - Centre d'art contemporain, Meymac, France

Sentimental Summer, Centre d'Art Bastille, Grenoble, France

Le Rêve des formes , Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, cur. Alain Fleischer & Claire Moulène

Dialogue(s) avec un brin d’herbe, Maison des arts, centre d'art contemporain de Malakoff, France, cur. by Aude Cartier et Natacha Seignolles

De Nature en Sculpture, Villa Datris, Fondation pour la sculpture contemporaine, L’Isle sur la Sorgue, France, cur. Danièle Kapel-Marcovici & Laure Dezeuze

Palais Potemkine,  National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, cur. Émile Ouroumov

Curated Curators (II), Zaratan, Lisbon, Portugal, cur. Sara & André

Morphogenesis, Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisbon, Portugal, cur. João Laia

Corridor 2: Pachamama, Insitu, Berlin, Germany, cur. Insitu

Look at all this fraud, Milieu, Bern, Switzerland

Retour sur Mulholland Drive, La Panacée, Montpellier, France , cur. Nicolas Bourillaud

2016

H Y P E R C O N N E C T E D, Moscow Biennial of Young Art, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia, cur. João Laia

Sublime. The Tremors of the World, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Paris, France,  cur.  Hélène Guenin

Les temps de l´Audace et de l´Engagement, de leur Temps, Institut D´Art Contemporain (IAC), Villeubanne, France

The Family of the Invisibles, Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), Seoul, South Korea, ur. Pascal Beausse

The Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video, Ryerson Image Center, Toronto, Canada, cur. Bénédicte Ramade

Cher(e)s ami(e)s. Nouvelle présentation des collections contemporaines, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Camera (Auto)Contrôle, 50JPG, Centre de la Photographie, Geneva, Switzerland

Parmi les Floraisons du Ciel Incertain, FRAC Alsace, Sélestat, France, cur. Emmanuel Guigon

The Unexpected Others, L’Atelier KSR, Berlin, Germany

La Promenade, une balade dans le dépôt long du CNAP, Musée régional d’art contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon Midi Pyrénées (MRAC), Sérignan, France

What Is Not Visible Is Not Invisible, National Museum of Singapur, Singapur,  cur. Laurence Gatea, Anne-Claire Duprat, Iman Fairuz Ismail

Art Club #10 / Bois D’amour, Académie de France à Rome- Villa Médicis, Rome, Italy, cur. Pier Paolo Pancotto

2015

FIAC Hors les Murs, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France

Le temps aussi effacera leurs traces. L'utopie architecturale et sa ruine, Musée Jenish,  Vevey, Switzerland,  cur. Stéphanie Serra

Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog, Galerie Bugada & Cargnel, Paris, France

Réalités Filantes, 4th Lubumbashi Biennale, Democratic Republic of Congo,  cur. Toma Muteba Luntumbue

Climats Artificiels, Espace Fondation EDF, Paris, France,  cur. Camille Morineau

Blue Majik, Atelier KSR, Berlin, Germany, cur. Stefania Angelini

Constructed Culture sounds like Conculture, Ellis King, Dublin, Ireland, cur. Samuel Leuenberger

Elsewhere. Observations on Island, Franz Josefs Kai 3, Vienna, Austria, cur. Marlies Wirth

2014

A Journey to Avebury, KARST, Plymouth, UK, cur. Louise Chignac

Inhabiting the World, Busan Biennial,  Busan, South Korea,  cur. Olivier Kaeppelin

Me + You in a Living Rooms, Songeun Art Space, Seoul, South Korea, cur. Marie Canet

Dream That Money Can't Buy, Independent Space, Museo delle arti del XXI secolo (MAXXI), Roma, Italy, cur. CURA

Stalactica, Quincaillerie Vander Eycken, Brussels, Belgium,  cur. Anissa Touati

Supernature, Festival Kyotographie, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan,  cur. Pascal Beausse

Surfaces – New Photography from Switzerland, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winthertur, Switzerland,  cur. Thomas Seelig

On what there might not be, Galeria Marso, Mexico City, Mexico,  cur. Polina Stroganova and Sofia Mariscal

(De)constructions, Le Bal, Paris, France,  cur. Le Bal and Light Cone

The go-between, Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy

2013

Sletto Corso, Biennale de Sélestat, Sélestat, France, cur. Julien Fronsacq & Marc Bembekoff

TopoDendroPhilia, Pilar Corrias, London, England, cur. Pablo Leon de la Barra

Les Archipels réinventés - 2: Prix Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, La Vieille Charité, Marsella, France,  cur. Emma Lavigne

Public Abstraction Private Construction Teil VI, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany, cur. Vlado Velkov

A – B, Nomas Foundation, Rome, Italy, cur. Gabriele de Santis

Noa Noa, Metro Pictures Gallery, New York, USA, cur. Alexander Ferrando

House of Electronic Arts, at Liste Basel

Swiss Art Awards, Basel, Switzerland

La realtà non è un luogo comune. Fotografie e video dalla Collezione d’arte della Julius Baer, Museo Cantonale d'arte Lugano, Lugarno, Switzerland

The world is almost six thousand years old: Contemporary art and archaeology from the stone age to the present, The Usher Gallery, Lincoln, England,  cur. Tom Morton

2012

Inventer le monde: l’artiste citoyen, Biennale Benin, Cotonou, Benin,  cur. Abdellah Karroum

La Jeunesse est un Art, Jubiläum Manor Kunstpreis, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

Archéologies contemporaines, Musée du château des ducs de Wurtemberg, Montbéliard, France, cur. Aurélie Voltz

A Strangely Luminous Bubble, Live In Your Head, Geneva, Switzerland, cur. Martha Riniker Radich

The Beirut Experience II, Villa Bernasconi, Lancy, Switzerland, cur. Attitudes

Affinités, Déchirures & Attractions, FRAC Alsace, Alsace, France, cur. Olivier Grasser

Le Silence. Une Fiction, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco, cur. Simone Menegoi

Reflections from Nature, SongEun ArtSpace, Seoul, South Korea

2011

MR. C., Galerie Graff Mourgue d’Algue, Geneva, Switzerland

Abstractions sentimentales, CNEAI, Paris, France,  cur. Véronique Bachetta

The Seabass, 13e Prix Ricard, Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris, France, cur. Eric Troncy

The Beirut Experience, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon, cur. Attitudes

Point de Fuite, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, cur. Julien Fronsacq

Les Urbaines, Espace Arlaud, Lausanne, Switzerland

Mythological & Poetical Structures, KunstHaus, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, cur. Alexandra Blaettler

Swiss Art Awards 2011, Messe Schweiz Hall 3.2, Basel, Switzerland

The Mirage of History, Live in your Head, Geneva, Switzerland, cur. Yann Chateigné

Le Federal a Semen Contra, Rotwand Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, cur. Denis Pernet

L’ECAL à Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France,  cur. Eric Troncy & Stéphanie Moisdon

Art Talks & Sensations: The Island / a Game of Life, Gallery One, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, cur. Fabrice Bousteau

Bourses, Centre d´Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva, Switzerland

2010

La BBC invente le murmure d’ambiance, LMD Galerie, Paris, France, cur. Julie Béna

After color, SCAD, Atlanta, USA

A As Stone, SpazioA, Pistoia, Italy, cur. Marianne Lanavère

We Redefine When We Come Of Age, Elsinore Culture Center, Elsinore, Denmark

Swiss Art Awards, Art 41 Basel Halle 3.2, Basel, Switzerland

Climax Redux, BAC, Geneva, Switzerland, cur. Evelyne Notter

Carnotzet, Car Projects, Bologna, Italy, cur. 1m3

A Stone Is A Stone, Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Milan, Italy, cur. 1m3

Actual Fears / Mixed Gaps & Vertigo, Centre d'Art Neuchâtel (CAN), Neuchâtel, Switzerland

2009

Portrait De L'artiste en Motocycliste, with 1m3, CNAP, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France

After Color, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York, USA

Swiss Art Awards, Art 40 Basel, Halle 3.2, Basel, Switzerland

On a marche Sur la Terre, Centre d'art de l'Yonne, Tanlay, France

Definitions, PhotoForum, Centre Pasquart, Bienne, Switzerland / curated by Virginie Otth

Plat(T)Form 09, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

Made By Ecal, Elac, Renens, Switzerland, cur. Stéphanie Moisdon

2008

Panorama, 4° Biennale d’art contemporain, Bourges, France

Jeunevois, Centre de la photographie, Geneva, Switzerland

Josef Hannibal Now, Galerie Blancpain Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

X, Galerie 1m3, Lausanne, Switzerland

Multiply, Sous Station Lebon, Nice, France

La Chute D’eau, Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland

Accrochage 08, Musée cantonal des Beaux Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland

Screenings and Festivals

2021

ILLUMINATING, Piazza San Carlo, Lugano, Cur, Eva Fabbris with Giovanna Manzotti

2018

Technologies of Violence, cur. Maria Morata, Arsenal cinema, Berlin

2017

Transparency Machines, la Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain

Festival of Future Nows, Cinema Lada, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany

Voyage, Voyage, Taipei National University of Arts and KdMoFa, Taipei, Taiwan curated by  Loïc le Gall

2016

As the Coyote Flies, Le Magasin, Centre national d'art contemporain, Grenoble

Sailing Stones, Le Studio/ Maison Hermès, Tokyo, Japan, curated by Alexandre Tsékénis

Transparency Machines- Image ex machina , Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain, curated by María Morata

Sailing Stones, PLATFORM, Palais de la Découverte, Fiac Hors-les-murs 2016, Paris

Frontières volantes : enjeux contemporains de la technologie drone, La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France, curated by Astrid Campion

Architecture Program on Utopias , Videoex Festival, Zürich, Switzerland, curated by Brent Klinkum

Rêves de Pierre, Cinéma du Centre Pompidou

Forces telluriques, Le Bal, Paris

2015

Vertiges, presented by Light Cone, Cinéma des Cinéastes, Paris

2014

Artists Film Club: Adrien Missika, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London

The Present of Modernism, Mumok Kino, Vienna  curated by Katharina Schendl

2013

Cinéphémère, Jardin des Tuileries, FIAC, Paris, France

2012

Prospectif Cinéma: Adrien Missika,  Centre Pompidou, Paris

2011

The Mirage of History, Whitechapel Gallery, London/ curated by Yann Chateigné

Nuit des images, / Musée de L'Elysée / Lausanne

2010

The Mirage of History, Kaleidoscope art space, Milan, Italy

Photospring Festival, Centre d’art Three Shadows, Beijing, China

Lightbox, BDV, le Georges, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2008

Actual Fears, Neuchatel International fantastic film festival (NIFF), Centre d'Art Neuchâtel (CAN), Neuchâtel, Switzerland

CLIMAX REDVX, Fondation CosmoCaixa, Barcelona, Spain / curated by Eveline Notter

Honours

2021

Re_Act Contemporary Lab, September 2021 edition, cur. Borbala Soos, Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal

2015

Residency at 21er Haus, Belvedere Museum, Vienna, Austria

2013

Georg and Josi Guggenheim Foundation Prize, Zurich

Shortlisted for Prix SAM for contemporary art, Paris

2011

13th Prix Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, Paris

Winner Kiefer Hablitzel Award, Swiss art awards, Basel

Grant and residency from Artists inLabs program ZHDK, Zurich at the National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS) Bangalore, , India

Residency in Berlin and publication grant , Fonds Cantonal d’Art Contemporain Geneva

Pro Helvetia grant Cahiers d’Artistes, monograph publication, Pro Helvetia collection

2010

Residency from Canton de Vaud, l’atelier vaudois du 700è, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

2009

Winner Swiss Art Award, Federal Office for Culture, Switzerland

Collections

Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne, Paris

Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich

Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (NMNM), Monaco

Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP), Paris

Fotomuseum, Winterthur

FRAC Alsace, Séléstat

FRAC Acquitaine, Bordeaux

FRAC Ile de France, Paris

Kadist Art Foundation, Paris

Musée Jenish, Vevey

Museo Ettore Fico (MEF), Turin

Nomas Foundation, Rome