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Established in New York, Xavier Roux is a postmodern artist who has developed conceptual artworks based on public participation. He has created a brand name through Redseeds and proposes participative art projects to corporations. With Schlumberger he has created the Tree of Life, a giant set of sculptures, which incorporate drawings made by children from 26 countries. He has also created a participative art project aiming at connecting the universities from different countries.

On the aftermath of 2001 Xavier Roux had “re-created” the Twin Towers using the grid of Manhattan avenues and streets and planting 4,000 giant Russian Mammoth sunflowers in the streets.

Winner of the Panchiao International Art Competition he completed “The Swimmers” in 2003 – a 225 foot long glass wall representing transparent swimmers in motion.

In 2007, Xavier Roux launched the Artist Studio Project in collaboration with the Yahoo Research Lab at Berkeley. The project was an experimental exploration of the role and place of the artist in our society. He has also contributed to Praxis Dreams & Possibilities show at The Whitney Museum in New York.

In 2010 he created “The Ant” at The Invisible Dog Art Center in New York, a sixty foot long steel and nylon sculpture of a an ant based on 1943 French Surrealist Robert Desnos’ poem “La Fourmi”.

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