SARKIS

Turkey/France

 

Born in 1938 in Istanbul, Turkey. Lives and works in Paris, France. During  sixty-year of artistic career, Sarkis has worked in various media including interdisciplinary installations (audio, visual). His works have been shown in important art institutions, museums and galleries such as the Louvre Museum (France), MAMCO (Switzerland), Guggenheim Museum (USA), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (France), Centre Georges Pompidou (France). Documenta VI (Kassel, 1977) and Documenta VII (Kassel, 1982) count among the artist’s major shows. The artist is the recipient of the 1967 Prix de la Peinture at the Biennale de Paris and the 1991 Grand Prix National de Sculpture. Sarkis has recently exhibited at the Centre Pompidou (France, 2010), at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Geneva, MAMCO  (Switzerland, 2011), at the Submarine Wharf in collaboration with Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (The Netherlands, 2012), and at the Musée du Château des Ducs de Wurtemberg in Montbéliard (France, 2014) where a solo exhibition was devoted to his work. He will also be representing the Turkish Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. He is represented by Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels.

Sarkis, Atlas de Mammuthus Intermedius, 2014

Bones from site Romain-La-Roche (160 000 years B.C.), resin, natural glue, gold leaf, 38 x 25 cm

Restored by Olivier Bracq according to the japanese technique of restoration Kintsugi,dating back to the XV century

Collection Musées de Montbéliard

Courtesy Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Bruxelles

Photo: Muhsin Ergün

Courtesy Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Bruxelles