Born in Paris, 1944. Lives and works in Malakoff, France.
Sculptor, photographer, painter and filmmaker, he is today considered one of the most renowned contemporary artists. The Frenchman won several awards including the Kaiser Ring, Goslar, in 2001, the Praemium Imperiale Award by the Japan Art Association, in 2007, and more recently the Generalitat Valenciana’s International Julio González Prize, this year. He participated in the main art exhibitions in the world such as Documenta (1972, 1977 and 1987) and the Venice Biennale (1980, 1993, 1995 and 2011) and had great retrospectives and individual exhibitions at the most renowned art institutions including the Center Georges Pompidou, in Paris, the contemporary art museums of Chicago and Los Angeles, the Park Avenue Armory in New York and the Serpentine and Whitechapel Gallery in London. Boltanski has also worked with theater projects including Théâtre du Châtelet, in Paris, and Ruhr Triennale, in Germany.