Born in 1964 in Algiers, Philippe Parreno is a multifaceted French artist better known for the film Zidane: Un portrait du 21e Siècle (which premiered in Portugal at LEFFEST), a documentary which was co-directed by Douglas Gordon and features an original soundtrack by Scottish band Mogwai.

His work frequently draws from video, sculpture, performance, drawings and text. He began to achieve some visibility in the 90’s, garnering critical acclaim for his radical redefinition of the experience of visiting an exhibition: his creations take over their locations, guiding the visitors like a script through light, images and sound. His work is also a result of the dialogue and collaboration with other artists such as Darius Khondji, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Pierre Huyghe, Doug Aitken and Matthew Barney, among others.

Challenging the borders between fiction and reality, dealing with themes as vast and intangible as space, time, duration and memory, Philippe Parreno has had his works exhibited in some of the most prestigious museums of contemporary art. H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS (2015), his first great exhibition in the United States, consists in a crossing between film, sculpture and the spectral presence of sound and light. The exhibit Anywhere, Anywhere Out of the World, inaugurated in October 2013, was the first to occupy the whole Palais de Tokyo in Paris, with an area of 22 thousand square meters. This year, he received the Hyundai Commission at the Tate Modern Turbine Hall, a world famous exhibition space at the heart of the British gallery. His commission, an experience of time and space, is called Anywhen.

Philippe Parreno was part of the Jury of the Official Selection of the LEFFEST’14.