Michel François was born in Sint-Truiden, Belgium, in 1956. His artistic career began in the 1980s. In 1992, he took part in Documenta, Kassel. Two years later, he featured in the São Paulo Bieñal alongside Ann Veronica Janssens, with whom he also shared the Belgian Pavilion at the 48th Venice Biennale in 1999, for an exhibition titled Horror Vacui.
He exhibited at the SMAK, Ghent, in 2009, at the Institut d’Art Contemporain de Villeurbanne in 2010 and at the Musée des Arts Contemporains de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles in 2012. All these solo exhibitions confirmed the importance of his role on the contemporary art scene. Michel François also collaborates regularly with choreographers and, since 2009, has been teaching at the French national fine arts school, ENSBA, in Paris.
INSTANT GRATIFICATION, 2014
250 x 280 cm
2 parts, each 120 x 90 x 15 cm