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Installation view of David Altmejdâs âThe Indexâ at the 52nd Venice Biennale, 2007 designboom.com
David Altmejd burst onto the contemporary art scene seemingly out of nowhere. the young sculptor began exhibiting at small galleries in his hometown of MontrĂ©al and then made the move to New York.
since graduating with an MFA from Columbia university in 2001, he has participated in a number of high profile shows in New York and abroad, including the 2003 Istanbul biennial and the 2004 Whitney Biennial. guardian.co.uk
How is it that David Altmejd's sculptures â a raddled cast of flesh-eaten corpses â don't look like the remains of a zombie feast? He references just about every schlock horror director from Romero to Cronenberg, yet somehow through the most repellent elements he conjures up an icy wilderness full of spiritual possibility. theglobeandmail.com
The 35-year old, New York-based Canadian artist David Altmejd was announced the winner of the 2009 Sobey Art Award, in a ceremony Thursday night at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, in Halifax. Canada's representative at the Venice Biennial two years ago, Mr. Altmejd received his first artistic training in Montreal, where he completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts at UniversitĂ© du QuĂ©bec Ă MontrĂ©al, before heading to New York to complete his Masters of Fine Arts at Columbia University. lifeinthefastlane.ca
David Altmejd is a Canadian artist who incorporates elements of fantasy and the grotesque into his sculptures will represent Canada at the 2007 Venice Biennale of Visual Art, competing for the $50,000 Sobey Art Award. Photo by Canada Council. David Altmejdâs sculptures mix random objects such as decapitated werewolf heads with graffiti-style Stars of David, stained Calvin Klein underwear, towers made of mirrors, plastic flowers and faux jewelry, to create sculptural systems for what he calls âsymbolic potential? and open ended narratives.