French street artist Invader, or Franck Slama, was born in 1969 in Paris. He graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris. The public space is his canvas. In 1998 he started plastering mosaic Space Invaders on the streets of Paris, drawing inspiration from the video games he plays as a child, using tiles to represent the pixels of digital imaging and information.
Invader’s work is a mixture of contemporary art, game, street art and graffiti, which highlights the growing role of technology, the digital invasion in our everyday life. His works adorns the city streets of more than 30 countries around the world, from Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Berlin, Tokyo, and London to Katmandu. The artist has exhibited at le Musée en Herbe, Paris, France; HOCA Foundation, Hong Kong; Museums Quartier, Vienna, Austria; MOCA, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA; Daejeon Museum of Arts, Daejon, South Korea; Musée Ingres et Musée du Louvres, Montauban, France; Borusan Center for Culture and Arts, Istanbul, Turkey; Mjelby Konstgard Museum, Halmstad, Sweden; and the Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon, France.