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Invader

Invader was born in 1969 in Paris, France, where he is currently based. In the late 1990s, he began placing popular 8-bit video game characters of the late 1970s on the streets of Paris, using mosaic tiles to simulate digital pixels. The project has spread on a global scale as the artist continues invading public spaces across five continents, on the streets of over seventy cities, worldwide. Invader was featured in Exit Through the Gift Shop, the 2010 Oscar-nominated documentary film directed by world-renowned British street artists Banksy. In 2007, Invader was the subject of an article written by Michelle Kuo in Artforum. He has also been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post, ARTINFO and The Miami Herald. His work has been exhibited in numerous institutions including Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) in Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCASD) in San Diego, Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo (MASP) in Brazil and Musée Ingres in France. Invader has released several books containing photos, maps and other documentation of his work. In 2008, Trans-Atlantic Publications, Inc. released Invasion in the UK. In 2012, CTRL + P published L’Invasion de Paris 2.0 and in 2013, Mission Miami. In 2012, he launched a piece into the stratosphere, becoming the first artist to send an artistic creation into space and produced a short documentary film about the project, titled Art 4 Space.

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