October 10, 2018
Wilfrid Almendra is a French/Portuguese artist who lives and works in Marseille, France. His work draws upon architectural influences found in the shapes and surfaces around us; bringing together diverse sources and materials to create sculptures that reference the practices of hobbyist, cite the designs of major architects of the Modern era, and question social class divisions, labour and alternative economies. He has recently shown his work in the context of solo shows at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2017), Fogo Island Arts, Canada (2016), Chelles art center ; Paris (2014); Passerelle art center brest. Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard , Paris and Parc Saint Léger art center (2013). His work has been included as part as many group shows international, including in Singing stones, Dusable Museum, Chicago, USA(2017). Souvenir du XXIème siècle, Paris (2016). MuThe Other Sight, CAC Vilnius (2015) , Let’s Play, part of Playtime,
biennial Les Ateliers de Rennes . The Brancusi Effect , Kunsthalle Wien, Wien . Parapanorama, Palaisde Tokyo, Paris (2014). Fieldwork, Marfa gallery, USA Texas. Vue d’en haut, Centre Pompidou, Metz, (2013). Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago . Prestige ,Culture Communication Center, Klaipeda, Lithuania (2012). Making is
Thinking,Witte de With, Rotterdam (2011). Perpetual Battles, Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow. Retour vers le futur, CAPC, art center Bordeaux (2010).
In between, Clark House , Bombay, India and Centre Bastille, Grenoble 2018.