Born in 1970 in Dugny (Seine-Saint-Denis), Kader Attia grew up between Garges-lès-Gonesse and Algeria. He currently lives and works in Berlin. Winner of the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2016, he has become a major figure of the international contemporary art scene since the beginning of the 2000s.
The solo exhibition Les racines poussent aussi dans le béton (translating to: the roots also grow inside concrete) takes place at the Macval museum of contemporary art in Vitry-sur-Seine, located in the southeastern suburb of Paris. The exhibition explores the notion of architecture and its relationship to individual and social bodies – bringing together a large selection of his work from the last decade. Exhibiting pieces include the installation Les racines poussent aussi dans le béton (2018) eponymous to the exhibition’s title.