Wilfred Almendra is a French/Portuguese artist who lives and works in Cholet, France. His work draws upon architectural influences found in the shapes and surfaces around us. Almendra brings together diverse sources and materials to create sculptures that reference the practices of hobbyist, cite the designs of major architects of the Modern era, and question social class divisions, labour and alternative economies. Recent solo exhibitions in 2014 include Centre d’Art Les Églises, Chelles; Centre d’art Passerelle, Brest; and Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris. In addition, his work has been included in numerous international exhibitions including at Kunsthalle Wien; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Villa Arson, Nice; Centre Pompidou, Metz; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Klaipeda Art Center, Lithuania; Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Switzerland; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art; and at the National Center of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg Russia, among others.