b. 1965, Strasbourg, France | lives and works in Paris and Rio de Janeiro
Dominique González-Foerster’s practice encompasses film, installation, video, and various forms of collaborative work. Her art explores how public and private spaces produce and alter mood, trigger memory, and impact perception. One of Gonzalez-Foerster’s primary interests is modernist architecture, and this accounts for her attraction to Brazil and the distinctive qualities of tropical modernism. The action of her video work Plages (2001) takes place in Rio de Janeiro on New Year’s Eve, presenting the viewer with a bird’s-eye view of Copacabana’s beach.