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Francis Alÿs was born in 1959 in Antwerp, Belgium. He graduated in 1983 from Institut d’Architecture de Tournai, Tournai, Belgium and in 1986 from Università Iuav di Venezia, Venice, Italy. Alÿs has been the subject of several exhibitions, including Francis Alÿs, Galeria Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico (1992); Francis Alÿs: 1-866-FREE-MATRIX, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT (2001); Francis Alÿs: Politics of Rehearsal, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2007); and Francis Alÿs: As Long as I’m Walking, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland (2021). He has also participated in many group exhibitions, including inSITE 97, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA (1997); Time Zones: Recent Film and Video, Tate Modern, London, UK (2004); Paradise Lost, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey (2011); and The Principle of Hope, Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China (2021). Alÿs currently lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico.

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