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Known for his unusual works (his large sculpture of Zidane’s legendary “headkick” in the 2006 World Cup final in particular), Adel Abdessemed is one of the most prominent French artists in the world of contemporary art. Born in Istanbul (TR) in 1971, he was first a student at the School of Fine Arts in Batna (AL) and then in the capital Algiers. In 1994, he left Algeria to continue his studies in France, at the Beaux-Arts in Lyon, before moving to New York (US) where he was exhibited in 2001. Eternal exile, he currently lives and works in Paris (FR). Adel Abdessemed’s work appears in renowned international collections, including the collection of the Center Pompidou in Paris (FR), the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris (FR), the Israel Museum in Jerusalem (IS), the Museum of Modern Art and contemporary of Geneva (CH) and the François Pinault Foundation in Venice (IT).