Adam Basanta


Autorésidences is a remote residency program created by the AXENÉO7 artist-run centre in the exceptional context of the COVID-19 pandemic to continue to support research and development of current art practices.

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Born in Tel-Aviv (Israel) and raised in Vancouver, Adam Basanta lives and works in Montreal. Basanta holds a BFA in Composition from Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, British Columbia) and a MA in interdisciplinary arts from Concordia University (Montreal). With his practice in mixed-media installations, Basanta has presented works at National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), OPTICA — Centre d'art contemporain (Montreal), Fotomuseum, Winterthur (Swiss), Arsenal Art Contemporain (Montreal), Galerie Charlot, Paris (France), National Art Centre Tokyo (Japan), V Moscow Biennale for Young Art (Russia), Carroll/Fletcher Gallery (United Kingdom), American Medium Gallery (New York), Serralves Museum (Portugal), Edith-Russ-Haus fur Mediakunst (Germany), York Art Gallery (United Kingdom), and The Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe (United States). His installations have been awarded prizes (Japan Media Arts Prize 2016, Aesthetica Art Prize 2017 and Prix Pierre Ayot 2019, Sobey Art Award Longlist 2018 and 2020). He is currently represented by Ellephant Gallery (Montreal) and his found in the institutional collections of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Quebec), and the Ville de Montréal.