Abraham Poincheval

For Abraham Poincheval (born in 1972, lives in Marseille), creation is quite literally an adventure. From 2001 to 2009, along with Laurent Tixador, he set about going on extreme, unheard-of expeditions: digging a tunnel, walking from Nantes to Metz as the crow flies, camping on the top of a building. Now a solitary explorer, he has crossed the Alps, dragging his makeshift shelter like a Sisyphean snail; or else accepted the challenge of living in autarky for several days, in closed or restricted spaces. His sculptures or log books report on his performances. His works and performances have in particular been displayed at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (2014), the Musée Gassendi, Digne-les-Bains (2014), the Criée Centre d’Art Contemporain, Rennes (2015), the Villeurbanne IAC and the FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in 2016. He is represented by Semiose galerie (Paris).