Gabriel Lester


Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Gabriel Lester lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where he was born in 1972. He has taken part in the Liverpool, Busan, Venice, Sydney, Istanbul, and Moscow biennials, as well as Documenta in Kassel, Germany. He has also exhibited his work in several renowned institutions, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France.

Public Art

Place Ste-Foy

Le Grand Boum, 2022, in situ installation.

Big Break features a series of screens through which a path is carved, first limited and defined, then wide and organic. The transparent materials draw spectators to immerse themselves in the work and discover its true nature. The artist pulls inspiration from traditional theatre sets, where successive elements are placed at varying distances from each other, creating an illusion of perspective for spectators. Once viewers know the secret, they can choose a different experience from one visit to the next by entering either the big or the small door.

Work produced in collaboration with Place Ste-Foy.
Manif d’art and the artist would like to thank Galerie Fons Welters and Ryan Lee Gallery.

Discover the artist

Gabriel Lester
Pays-Bas, Amsterdam.