The Serpentine Gallery Garden Marathon was the sixth in the Gallery's acclaimed Marathon series. This two-day event explored the concept of the garden.
Philippe Parreno was born 1964 in Oran, Algeria. He rose to prominence in the 1990s earning critical acclaim for his work that employs a diversity of media including film, sculpture, performance and text. In June 2006, Parreno's and Douglas Gordon's feature-length documentary, Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait, premiered at the 2006 Cannes film Festival. Most recently, Parreno has presented a series of related but distinct retrospectives at Kunsthalle Zurich; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (both 2009); the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2009-10); the Centre for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York (2009-10); and the Serpentine Gallery, London (2010-2011). Parreno lives and works in Paris.
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