Absalon was born in 1964 in Ashdod, Israel. He lived and worked in Paris until his death in 1993. He studied at École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy; École des Beaux-Arts, Paris; and Institut des Hautes Études en Arts Plastiques, Paris.
Selected solo exhibitions include Kaye Pesblum Gallery, Helsinki (1992); Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (1992); Musée Sainte-Croix, Potiers (1990); Aika Brown Gallery, Jerusalem (1990); and Contemporary Art Centre of Ivry – Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine (1989). He has been dedicated with several of solo presentations after his death, including Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (2013); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2012); and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2010). Group exhibitions include Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1991); Tramway, Glasgow (1990); and Foundation Cartier, Jouy-en-Josas (1990). He has also participated in documenta IX, Kassel (1992); the Istanbul Biennial (1992); and the 45th Venice Biennale (1993).
His work can be found in the collections of Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek; Malmö Konsthall; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and Tel Aviv Museum of Art.