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Annette Messager

Annette Messager is a French artist who was born in 1943 in Berck-sur-Mer.
She lives and works in Paris.

The artist is known mainly for her installation work which often incorporates photographs, prints and drawings, and various materials.

Annette Messager studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. She won first prize in the Kodak Photography International competition in 1964. In 1995 the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and New York's Museum of Modern Art co-organized her first major American retrospective. She has had solo exhibitions at the major art institutions internationally, i.e. Mori Art Museum (Tokyo), Center Georges Pompidou (Paris), FRAC Picardie, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, San Francisco MoMA.

She also exhibited in the Biennale de Paris (1977), Documenta VI (1977) and XI (2002), the Biennale of Sydney (1979, 1984, and 1990), the Venice Biennale (1980, 2003, and 2005), and the Biennale d'Art Contemporain de Lyon in 2000. She won the Golden Lion Award at the 2005 Venice Biennale.