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b. 1966, Germany

Tobias Rehberger Biography

Tobias Rehberger is one of the most important German artists of his generation. His futuristic installations that command light, space, furniture and graphics create interactive environments for viewers. His work plays of unexpected encounters and teases out possibilities for social, even utopian, development. Stripes cover walls in the manner of hazard signs yet the the effect is more energising that halting. The gaps between communication and understanding are explored, and his works have been cited as giving 'a reason to slow down and reacquaint ourselves with a once common sight... and contemplate what else we have left behind'.

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Rehberger's work has been exhibited internationally at institutions including Palais de Tokyo, the Walker Art Center, and Tate Liverpool, the Venice Biennale, and the Manifesta Biennale. 

Tobias Rehberger Featured Artworks

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Real Truth & Love by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork
Tobias RehbergerReal Truth & Love, 2020Neon tube, urethane paint on metal, electronic control system
Gallery Baton Contact Gallery
Something else is possible at the Chao Praya by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork
Tobias RehbergerSomething else is possible at the Chao Praya, 2020Acrylic latex velvet paint on MDF, plywood, PVC Cal
210 x 90 x 4.5 cm
Gallery Baton Contact Gallery
Wang Xingwei by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork
Tobias RehbergerWang Xingwei, 20193D milled aluminium, pink China roses
44.3 x 33.3 x 33.3 cm
Galerie Urs Meile Enquire
Give me until tomorrow (STPI ONE FIVE) by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork
Tobias RehbergerGive me until tomorrow (STPI ONE FIVE), 2018Screenprint and UV print on STPI handmade paper
30 x 30 cm
STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery Contact Gallery
Infection 6A5 by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork
Tobias RehbergerInfection 6A5, 2019Velcro, wire, cable, socket, light bulb
90 x 70 x 75 cm
Galerie Urs Meile Enquire
Infection 1B0 by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork
Tobias RehbergerInfection 1B0, 2019Velcro, wire, cable, socket, light bulb
80 x 75 x 83 cm
Galerie Urs Meile Enquire
infection 1L5 by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork
Tobias Rehbergerinfection 1L5, 2008Velcro, cable, lightbulb
85 x 120 x 90 cm
Not for sale
Para Site
free speech by Tobias Rehberger contemporary artwork
Tobias Rehbergerfree speech, 2016Screen print on coloured pressed paper pulp
76.5 x 102.5 cm
STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery Contact Gallery

Tobias Rehberger Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Shifting at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
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8–29 August 2020 Group Exhibition Shifting Galerie Urs MeileLucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Tobias Rehberger, Truths that would be maddening without love at Gallery Baton, Seoul
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18 March–13 May 2020 Tobias Rehberger Truths that would be maddening without love Gallery BatonSeoul
Contemporary art exhibition, Tobias Rehberger, Blind and a little less at Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing
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25 May–11 August 2019 Tobias Rehberger Blind and a little less Galerie Urs MeileBeijing

Tobias Rehberger Represented By

Galerie Urs Meile contemporary art gallery in Beijing, China Galerie Urs Meile Beijing, Lucerne

Tobias Rehberger In Ocula Magazine

Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide Ocula Conversation Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide By Sherry Paik, Seoul

Ongoing since 2012, the Real DMZ Project interrogates the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea through annual, research-based exhibitions that bring together the works of Korean and international artists. Sunjung Kim, the independent curator behind the project, conceived the idea of exploring the DMZ while curating Japanese...

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Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tobias Rehberger at STPI, Singapore Ocula Insight Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tobias Rehberger at STPI, Singapore By Elliat Albrecht

A familiar childhood activity to many, the game of 'exquisite corpse' was invented by the Surrealists as a means of assembling disparate images—usually of bodies—to create an unusual and often humorous result. To play, one player draws part of an image, then folds the paper so as to hide their work and reveal only a hint of what the...

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Berlin, Boners and Brecht Ocula Report Berlin, Boners and Brecht By Diana d'Arenberg, Berlin

Apparently my timing sucks. One week too late for Berlin Gallery Weekend, and one month too early for the Berlin Biennale. ‘You should have been here last weekend for Berlin Gallery Weekend!’ a Berliner friend exclaimed. ‘Everyone was having orgies at Soho House! It was the best art world networking!’ I shifted...

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Tobias Rehberger In Related Press

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Tobias Rehberger ‘If You Don’t Use Your Eyes To See  You Will Use Them To Cry’ RAM Shanghai Related Press Tobias Rehberger ‘If You Don’t Use Your Eyes To See You Will Use Them To Cry’ RAM Shanghai 2 May 2019, Ran Dian

Have a butchers. It's Cockney Rhyming slang: 'butcher's hook' = have a look. Hung on RAM's façade is a neon sign melding the Chinese and English words for butcher. Inside is the butchery, a tiled black and white jagged-stripy Delicatessen counter with a generous array of cold cuts and jellied offal (Blackbird's Rockbund Art Museum Butcher Shop...

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Parlour tricks: four artists’ exquisite take on the surrealist game cadavre exquis Related Press Parlour tricks: four artists’ exquisite take on the surrealist game cadavre exquis 20 April 2017, Wallpaper*

Anyone who has ever played cadavre exquis (or, exquisite corpse), the surrealist's game in which one participant draws a head, covers the page, and another participant draws the body, covers the page, and so on, will realise just how surprising the resulting image can be. Imagine then what happens when four professional artists team up for a...

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At STPI Creative Workshop, four artists collaborate on an exhibition of 'Exquisite Trust' Related Press At STPI Creative Workshop, four artists collaborate on an exhibition of 'Exquisite Trust' 3 April 2017, designboom

Exquisite Trust (Blindly Collective Collaborations) is an exhibition taking place at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute from March 18th to April 22nd, 2017. a collaboration between four major international artists — Carsten Höller, Tobias Rehberger, Anri Sala and Rirkrit Tiravanija — the exhibition represents a joint undertaking on the part of...

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Gallery Weekend returns to Berlin for its 12th edition Related Press Gallery Weekend returns to Berlin for its 12th edition 29 April 2016, Blouin ArtInfo

Berlin Gallery Weekend, the annual spring highlight in the German capital, is bound to create a buzz this year, with 54 participating galleries in the official program (see our slideshow for a comprehensive guide to the 2016 edition), as well as a plethora of related events. In an interview with German broadcaster rbb, Gallery Weekend director...

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