Doug Aitken was born in California in 1968. He lives and works in Los Angeles. Widely known for his innovative fine art installations, Doug Aitken is at the forefront of 21st century artmaking. Utilizing a wide array of media and artistic approaches, his eye leads us into a world where time, space, and memory are fluid concepts.

Aitken’s body of work ranges from photography, sculpture, and architectural interventions, to films, sound, single and multi-channel video works, and installations. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world, in such institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Vienna Secession, the Serpentine Gallery in London and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. He participated in several Whitney Biennials and earned the International Prize at the Venice Biennale in 1999 for the installation “electric earth”.

Aitken’s “Sleepwalkers” exhibition at MoMA in 2007 transformed an entire block of New York into an expansive cinematic experience as he covered the museum’s exterior walls with projections. In 2009, his Sonic Pavilion opened to the public in the forested hills of Brazil at the new cultural foundation INHOTIM. Recently, Aitken's multiform artwork "Black Mirror" engaged a site-specific multi-channel video installation and live theatre performance on a uniquely designed barge floating in the Mediterranean off Athens and Hydra Island, Greece.


Né en Californie en 1968, Doug Aitken vit et travaille à Los Angeles. Reconnu pour ses installations artistiques novatrices, il se trouve à l'avant-garde de la communication du XXIe siècle. Fondé sur une variété de médias et de ressorts artistiques, son regard nous guide vers un monde où le temps, l'espace et la mémoire sont des concepts fluides.

L'œuvre de Doug Aitken repose à la fois sur la photographie, sculpture et interventions architecturales, en passant par le film, le son ou encore les installations. Elle a fait l'objet de nombreuses expositions personnelles ou collectives dans le monde, dans les lieux les plus prestigieux, comme le Whitney Museum of American Art, le Museum of Modern Art, la Secession de Vienne, la Serpentine Gallery à Londres ou encore le Centre Pompidou. Il a participé à la biennale du Whitney en 1997 et 2000, et remporté le prix international de la Biennale de Venise en 1999 pour l'installation Electric Earth.