The 12th Shanghai Biennale: Proregress

Francis Alÿs

Born in 1959 in Antwerp, Belgium.

Francis Alÿs currently works and lives in Mexico. Throughout his practice, Alÿs consistently directs his distinct poetic and imaginative sensibility toward anthropological and geopolitical concerns centered around observations of, and engagements with, everyday life, which the artist himself has described as “a sort of discursive argument composed of episodes, metaphors, or parables.”