Biography of Michel François
Reflecting on a commercialized and wasteful world, the work of Michel François asks some hard-hitting questions about globalization and mass consumption. Inspired by the Arte Povera movement, Michel François uses seemingly mundane and recycled materials to create thought-provoking installations that question the relationship between public and private spaces.
Michel François was born in 1956 in the small Belgian town of Saint-Trond. Since the 1980s he has become internationally renowned, he participated in documenta 9 in 1992, and he represented Belgium at the Venice Biennale in 1999. François has had solo exhibitions all over the world including at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2002 and the Haus der Kunst in Munich in 2000. Today Michel François resides mainly in Brussels.