b. 1951 in the U.S.
In his photographic works and texts, Allan Sekula critically confronts the economic, political, social and cultural changes that have occurred within the context of the globalisation of economy and politics. At the same time he deals with new forms of documentation in art that differ from both a tradition of social documentary as well as a strictly conceptual approach. His participation in exhibitions internationally includes Documenta 12, Kassel, 2007; International Istanbul Biennial, 2007; Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2006; Sharjah International Art Biennial 7, UAE, 2005 and a solo-exhibition at Generali Foundation, Vienna, 2003.