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Zevs

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1977 born in Saverne (France). Today, he lives and works in Paris.


I am open towards all contexts, but you cannot make exactly the same things in all of them. I do not have any difficulties with integrating the institutional circuits of contemporary art.

I was invited to the Sharjah Biennale in 2003 and by the N.G.B.K in Berlin in 2004.
The Visual Kidnapping Project, for instance, began in the street, on Alexanderplatz in Berlin. I had kidnapped the Lavazza girl on the giant bilboard and asked the owner of the image a ransom of EUR 500,000. This sum symbolically represents the price of an advertising campaign for such a huge company. But it was in the space of a Berlin gallery that I cut off the finger of the girl to send it to Lavazza's headquarters in Italy.
Afterwards I hid it in the catacombs in Paris, I showed it in art centres and museums, on the internet and it was finally at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris that the company re-purchased its image by making a donation to the museum.
However, a project can unfold in different ways, depending on the context.

For further information: z-e-v-s.com

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Zevs - List of Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

2008
Call it what you like - Kunstcentret Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg / Denmark
fresh air smells funny - Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabrueck / Germany

2007
Wakin Up Nights - de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich / Switzerland
Still on and non the wiser - von-der-Heydt Museum, Kunsthalle Barmen, Wuppertal / Germany

2006
Show Off - Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris / France
Santa Ghetto - P.O.W., London / Great Britain
Ugly Winners - Galerie du jour, Agnès b. Paris / France
Swish - Lazarides Gallery, London / Great Britain

2005
Street Magic - Inside Outside Gallery, Cleveland / USA
Heimspiel - Galerie Rebellminds, Berlin / Germany
Ceremonyie des Clotures du Visual Kidnapping - Palais de Tokyo - Paris / France

2004
Die Nacht ist meine Welt - Rebellminds Gallery, Berlin / Germany
9 Points of the Law - NGBK, Berlin / Germany

2003
Broken Sunshine - Fire House, New York / USA

2002
Paris Berlin - Rebel Minds Gallery, Berlin / Germany

2001
Z.E.V.S. - Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris / France


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