Thomas Hirschhorn studied at Zurich (1978–1983) and moved to Paris in 1984. Since the mid-eighties, the artist offer displays ('stalls', 'windows'), flimsy structures made of materials such as cardboard, aluminium foil, adhesive brown plastic. Adding photocopies, pictures cut from newspapers or magazines, and photographs, he enrolled in ballpoint comments or questions about recurring themes: culture, economy, politics, religion. It progressively integrates TV monitors and video devices to its facilities and now offers mobile and ephemeral show-cases works that can be placed within the public space.Read More
Thomas Hirschhorn has been part of important solo/group exhibitions including at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2018); MING Museum, Shanghai (2018); Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (2018); Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark; Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany (2015); Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2014); MAZ, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico (2014); Musée Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland (2013); DIA Art Foundation, Bronx, New York, U.S.A. (2013); Institute Of Modern Art Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia (2013); Mudam Collection, Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg (2012); Dia: Chelsea, New York, U.S.A (2012); 54th Venice Biennial, Swiss Pavillion, Venice, Italy (2011); Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium (2010); The Bijlmer Spinoza-Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2009); El Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico (2008); Musée d'Art Contemporain, Québec, Canada (2007); Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal (2006); Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France (2004); Centre Pompidou, Paris (Prix Marcel Duchamp), France (2001).
Thomas Hirshhorn was awarded the Marcel Duchamp Prize (2000) and the Meret Oppenheim Prize (2018).
Text courtesy Galerie Chantal Crousel.
It is always a joy to share my passion and collection. I consider myself a custodian of my collection. I cannot take it with me when I go.
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