Photo de profil de Invader.



Born in 1969

Photo de profil de Invader.
Born in 1969, Invader also known as Space Invader, is a Parisian artist specialized in urban art. His works, composed of tiles in reference to the pixels of video games can be seen all around the globe. From Paris to Hong Kong via Miami, the artist has invaded entire countries with his compositions, inspired by the video game culture of the 1980’. His artist name comes from a 1978’s arcade game created by Tomohiro Nishikado. In this game, the player controls a character whose goal is to destroy an enemy invasion. Behind this avatar, Invader's idea is to create a bridge between art, daily life and digital in the manner of a hacker of the public space. Working anonymously, Invader has gained worldwide notoriety thanks to his very unique works and his singular and recognizable style. His works, which have become symbols, obsess spectators who are having fun while finding them in the streets thanks to the mobile application "Flash Invaders". The goal is to flash as many Invaders as possible in the street in order to win a maximum of points. By photographing the work, each authentic composition is recognized by the application. Currently, more than 100,000 users are participating in this giant treasure hunt. The artist has been doing a lot of unusual projects. When he is in France, he invades the Louvre, the top of the Eiffel Tower or the Quai des Orfèvres. In the summer of 2021 he even sends three Invaders on patrol in the sky, towed by a plane, on Instagram he had offered signed books to the people who took the most beautiful photos of the aerial work of Cannes. In the United States, he stuck a Space Invader on the letters of Hollywood. In Mexico, three Space Invaders are deployed at the bottom of the Cancún Bay, embarked on the underwater sculptures of the artist Jason de Caires. But Invader has even greater ambitions. His gaze turns to the sky. He dreams of sending or rather "sending back" as he says, a Space Invader into space. Then a mosaic went on board of the European spacecraft ATV-5 launched in 2015 by the Ariane 5 rocket. On board the ISS, Space 2 was able to (re)conquer the universe and became the mascot of the astronauts. While the project "Space Invader" was born in 1998, Invader announced in 2022 on its networks that it installs its four- thousandth mosaic this year. The place is not chosen at random. He places it in Bolivia in the city of Potosi located at 4 000 meters above sea level, one of the highest cities in the world.

« Well, When I started my "Invasions," the word "street art" did not even exist yet! Now "Street Art" is a Pivotal moment »

« I always try to use new media for the gallery, but I realize that pixels and mosaics are mainly my signature. »

« As always, I brought mosaic artworks along with me just in case I found a good location to display one of them along the way. »


    - École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris.

    - École Régionale des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.



    - Invader Rubikcubist, Mima Museum, Malenbeek Saint-Jean, Belgique, 24 juin - 8 janvier 2023.

    - Invader Part 3, galerie Le Feuvre & Roze, Paris, 23 juin - 23 juillet.

    - Open world, Video games & contemporary Art, Oklahoma contemporary, city Okhlaoma, October 21th - February 21th.

    - Winter Contemporary, Maddox Gallery, GSTADD, Switzeland, December 16th - January 23th.


    - Prints on paper, MGLC, Centre international des arts graphiques, Ljubljana, Slovénie, December 22nd, 2020 - August 15th, 2021.

    - Ghost DNA, exposition d’ouverture - opening exhibition, Ghost galerie, Paris, France, July 4th - September 4th.

    - Invader POI, Points of invasions, Over the Influence, Los Angeles, November 20th - December 23th.


    - Invader was here, MaMo, Marseille, France, August 28th - November 11th.

    - Hanging, Over the influence, Hong Kong, July 10th - August 9th.


    - Into the white cube, Over the Influence, Los Angeles, USA, November 17th - December 23rd.


    - Hello my game is, Le Musée en Herbe, Paris, France, Janvier 26th - September 3rd.

    - Invader: New Mosaics of Ravenna, Over the Influence, Hong Kong, October 15th - October 26th.


    - Wipe Out, HOCA Foundation, PMQ, Hong Kong, May 2nd - May 17th.


    - Dérives, Alice Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, April 20th - May 19th.


    - Attack of the Space Waffles, Lazarides Gallery, London, United Kingdom, December 1st - 24th.

    - 1000, La Générale et Franck Le Feuvre Gallery, Paris, France, November 17th - December 17th.


    - Home Sweet Home, Gallery Target, Tokyo, Japan, October 29th - November 19th.

    - Roma 2010 and Other Curiosities, Wunderkammern, Roma, Italy, October 23rd - December 21st.


    - Low Fidelity, Lazarides Gallery, London, United Kingdom, August 14th - September 17th.

    - TOP 10, Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, USA, June 27th - July 25th.


    - Béton Blumen - Invaded Bridge, Museumsquartier, Vienna, Austria, September 12th - November 7th.


    - Bad Men Part II and Invasion London, Lazarides Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

    - Bad Men-Part I, Galerie Joelle Beck, Cologne, Germany.


    - Compilation, Galerie Bellecour, Lyon, France, September.

    - Rubikcubism, Six Space, Los Angeles, USA, May.

    - Rubik Space, Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris, France, April 24th - May 7th.


    - I Invade HOLLYWOOD, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, USA, April.


    - Game not over, Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France, May..

    - Invader, Citylights Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, February.


    - I Invade Tokyo, And-a, Osaka, Japan, November.


    - Same player shoot again, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France, May. 1999


    - New player insert coins, Jean Charles de Castelbajac CS, Paris, France, May.



    - Blue Chip Artists, Patrick Jones Gallery

    - Mickys art presents: Internationally renowned street and contemporary artists from

    around the globe, Mickys art

    - Worldwide Contemporary Art, 3 White Dots

    - Gorky to KAWS (1931-2018), VINCE fine arts/ephemera

    - ARTephemera (1930-present), VINCE fine arts/ephemera

    - New York Street Style : création des années 80 - Ghost Galerie, Paris, juillet -

    septembre 2022.

    - Accrochage saisonnier, Ghost Galerie, Paris, France, Janvier-Juin 2022 -


    - Nos Fantômes - exposition inaugurale, Ghost galerie, Paris, France, 10 Septembre - 20 Novembre, 2021.

    - Ghost DNA, exposition d’ouverture - opening exhibition, Ghost galerie, Paris, France, July 4th - Septembera 4th.

    - The Holiday Collection, End to End Gallery

    - Christmas Gift Guide, Hidden

    - Art Miami 2021, HOFA Gallery (House of Fine Art)

    - STREET ART SUPERSTARS, Silverback Gallery

    - Street Art & Beats, Silverback Gallery

    - Side X Side Summer Selection: Power of Flowers, Side X Side Gallery

    - Editions and Multiples, Lougher Contemporary

    - Masters of Urban Contemporary Art III, End to End Gallery

    - Flux Factory Fundraising Exhibition, Flux Factory



    - Open World : Video Games and Contemporary Art, Akron Museum of Art, Akron, OH, October 19th - 2019, February 2nd, 2020.

    - No Tricks, Just Treats, End to End Gallery

    - ICONS, Lyons Gallery

    - Interiors - A Study Within Walls, Marcel Katz Art

    - Treasures, Danysz Gallery

    - Futurama, Tram Collective

    - GONE IN A FLASH, Art Republic

    - In Bloom, Art Republic

    - Mehdi Cibille — Invader — Sowat — Franck Noto aka Zest, Urvanity


    - Beyond the streets NYC 2019, 25 Kent Ave, New York, USA, June 21st - September 29th.

    - The Art Plug's August Picks, Marcel Katz Art

    - Street Art Collection, Art Republic

    - Editions and Multiples, Lougher Contemporary

    - Contemporary Editions, Lougher Contemporary

    - CROSSOVER II, Galerie Kronsbein

    - 5ART: Street Art & Contemporary Editions, 5ART GALLERY


    - Beyond the streets NYC 2018, Werkartz, Los Angeles, USA, May 6th - August 26th.

    - La scultura in mosaico dalle origini ad oggi, MAR, Ravenna, Italy, October 7th, 2017 - Janvier 7th, 2018.


    - Unstoppable, Urban Nation Museum, Berlin, Germany, September 16th - 17th.


    - Still Here, A Decade of Lazarides, Lazarides Gallery, London, United Kingdom, February 12th - March 24th.


    - Asphalte #1, BPS.22, Charleroi, Belgium, June 7th - October 26th.

    - The Provocateurs, Block 37, Art Alliance, Chicago, USA, July 31st - August 4th.

    - O(Ax) = dO(Am) Equazione Impossibile, MAR, Ravenna, Italy, December 10th, 2013 - January 6th, 2014.


    - Art4Space, Nuit Blanche de Metz, Metz, France, October 5th - 6th.

    - Von Picasso bis Ai Weiwei - Die Wiederentdeckung der Keramik in der Kunst, Fondation Gerich, Neumunster, Germany, May.


    - Street Art, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark, September 7th - November 25th.

    - Vues Sur Mur, Centre de la gravure et de l’Image Imprimée, Bruxelles, Belgium, May 26th - September 2nd.

    - Street Art : The New Generation, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland, February 10th - May 27th.


    - De dentro e de fora, MASP, Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 17th - December 23rd.

    - Art in the Streets, MOCA, Los Angeles, USA, April 17th - August 8th.

    - Viva La Revolucion, Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego, San Diego, USA, July 18th, 2010 - Janvier 2nd, 2011.


    - Urban Alchemists, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Miami, USA, January 12th - May 12th.


    - Grifters, Lazarides gallery, London, United Kingdom, November 17th - December 15th.

    - Hitchhiker’s to the Galaxy, Daejeon Museum of Arts, Daejeon, South Korea, September 30th - November 25th.

    - État des lieux, Galerie du Jour, Paris, France, September 4th - October 10th.

    - Ingres et les Modernes, Musée Ingres et Musée du Louvre, Montauban, France, July 3rd - October 4th.

    - V.01 B, Lieu Commun, Toulouse, France, April 3rd - 25th.


    - Outsiders NY, Off site exhibition by Lazarides, New York, USA, September 26th - October 12th.


    - On fait le mur, Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans Sartoux, France, July 2nd, 2007 - January 1st, 2008.

    - Streets of Europe, Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, USA, November 12th - December 3rd.

    - Bad Men Part II, Lazarides Gallery, London, United Kingdom, October 5th - November 9th.

    - Small, Medium and Large, ELMS Lesters Painting Room, London, United Kingdom, August 22nd - September 21st.

    - Spank the monkey, BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, United Kingdom, September 26th, 2006 - January 7th, 2007.


    - Hype, ELMS Lesters Painting Room, London, United Kingdom, June 4th - July 15th.

    - Street Art MGLC, Ljubljana, Slovenia.


    - New traditionalists, Subliminal projects, Los Angeles, USA, July 9th - September.


    - Copy it, steal it, share it, Borusan Center for Culture and Arts/Istanbul, Turkey, September.

    - While you were playing Rubik’s cube, Flux Fac, New York, USA, July.


    - Mono culture, Bread Box, Gallery, Perth, Australia, September.

    - Street art, Mjelby Konstgard Museum, Halmstad, Sweden, September.


    - Graphic Life, Double park, Hong Kong, September.

    - Biennale d’art contemporain, Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon, France, June 23rd - September 23rd.

    - Expressure 4.2, MAMA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, December.


    - Version 2000, Centre pour l’Image Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland, November 3rd - December 17th.

    - Invasion d’Avignon, La Beauté, Avignon, France, July.

    - Ideal room, Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris, France, June.


    - Invader, L’invasion de Paris, Guide d’invasion 01, Paris / Episode 01 : La genèse, F.

    - Slama, décembre 2003, 1er ed., broché (ISBN 978-2-9520199-2-7)

    - Invader (interview Jean Marc Avrilla, trad. anglaise Chris Burke), Invasion Los Angeles, Guide d'invasion 02, F. Slama, décembre 2004, broché, (ISBN 2-9520199-4-0).

    - Invader (préface Jean Marc Avrilla), Rubik space : a picture book, F. Slama, mars 2005, 64 p., broché, (ISBN 2-9520199-5-9).

    - Invader, Invasion in the U.K., London, Manchester, Newcastle, Guide d'invasion 03, F. Slama, décembre 2007, 192 p., broché, (ISBN 978-2-9520199-7-2).

    - Invader, Invaderoma, Guide d'invasion 04, 2010

    - Invader, L'invasion de Paris, Guide d'invasion 01, Paris / Livre 01 : La genèse, Unité Centrale, février 2009, 3e éd (1re éd 2005), 224 p., broché, (ISBN 978-2-9520199-3-4)

    - Invader, Mission Miami, Guide d'invasion 05, 2012

    - Invader, Wipe Out in Hong Kong, Guide d'invasion 06, 2015

    - Invader, New Mosaics of Ravenna, Guide d'invasion 07, 2017

    - Invader (préface et traduction Bruno Blum), 2.1 Invasion Los Angeles updated edition / 1999-2018, Guide d'invasion 01, Paris / Livre 01 : La genèse, Control P Editions, octobre 2018, 2e éd (1re éd 2004), 319 p., (ISBN 978-2-9541259-4-7)

    - Invader, Prints on paper, Catalogue raisonné 2001-2020, Control P Editions, février 2021.


    - 1000 7 juin - 3 juillet, 2011, Galerie Le Feuvre, 51 p. (ISBN 978-2-918330-11-0).

    - Low Fidelity, Londres, Lazarides gallery, 2009 (ISBN 978-0-9560007-2-9).

    - TOP 10, New York, Jonathan Levine Gallery, 2009 (ISBN 978-0-9729387-2-3).

    - Ingres et les modernes, Paris, Sogedif, 2009.

    - London Invasion / Bad Men Part II, Londres, Galerie Lazarides, 2007 (ISBN 978-0-9554178-9-4).

    - Spank the Monkey, Cologne, BALTIC, Galerie Joelle Beck, 2007 (ISBN 978-3-0002142-0-2).

    - Rubik Space, Paris, Franck Slama, avril 2005 (ISBN 2-9520199-5-9).

    - Catalogue de son exposition personnelle à la galerie Patricia Dorfmann.

    - Copy it, Steal it, Share it, Istanbul, Borusan Culture and Art Center, 2003.

    - Mono Culture, Perth, Bread Box Gallery, 2002.

    - Connivence, 6e biennale d'art contemporain de Lyon, Paris, RMN Réunion des musées nationaux, 2001 (ISBN 2-711842592).


    - Invasion of Paris, éditée par Invader et la galerie Le Feuvre, juillet 1999.

    - Attack of Montpellier, 1999.

    - Invasion de Grenoble, éditée par l'École des beaux-arts de Grenoble, décembre 1999.

    - Bern to be Invade, in Soda Magazine, n°14, 2000.

    - Invasion of Avignon, éditée par Global Tekno 200, juillet 2000.

    - L’invasion de Genève, éditée par le Centre pour l'image contemporaine, novembre 2000.

    - Invasion de Lyon, éditée par la Biennale d'art contemporain de Lyon 2001, juin 2001.

    - Invasion of Rotterdam, éditée par MAMA, Rotterdam, décembre 2001.

    - Invasion of Tokyo, in Relax Magazine, n°61, mars 2002.

    - Invasion of Perth, éditée par Bread Box Gallery, octobre 2002.

    - Invasion of New York City, éditée par Flux Factory, juin 2003.

    - L’invasion de Los Angeles, éditée par Subliminal Projects, avril 2004.

    - United Invasion of Manchester, éditée par Peer Group Project, juillet 2004.

    - L’invasion de Bastia, éditée par Arte Mare, septembre 2005.

    - Invasion Von Wien, éditée par Subotron & MQ 21, juillet 2006.

    - Invasion côte d’Azur, éditée par l'Espace de l'art concret, 2007.

    - Invasion de Bilbao, éditée par Bilbao Arte Fundacion, janvier 2008.

    - Invasion of Kathmandu, éditée par Invader, août 2008.

    - Invasione di Roma, éditée par Wunderkammern, septembre 2010.

    - Invasion de Paris (2), éditée par la galerie Le Feuvre, juin 2011.

    - Invasao Sao Paulo, éditée par MASP, 2011.

    - Bxl 2012 Derives, 2012.

    - Invasion of Miami, éditée par Jonathan Levine Gallery, décembre 2012.

    - Djerba island, 2020.

    - Invasion planète Marseille, 2020.

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