Francis Alÿs (born 1959)

Francis Alÿs is a creator of installations, photographs, and actions in civic space. Since 1986, he has been living and working in Mexico City, and its social, urbanistic and political phenomena are the main themes and inspirations for his art. Something of a flâneur figure, Alÿs often uses walking as a medium—the majority of his projects take shape while strolling around the city for hours on end (for example “Paradox of Praxis”, in which the artist pushes a block of ice in front of him until it has completely melted).

Artist's works in the Collection