Current CV

THOMAS HIRSCHHORN

Born 1957 in Bern (Switzerland)

1978-1983 Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich

Lives and works in Paris since 1983

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

 

2019

“Thomas Hirschhorn – Maps”, Focus sur les collections, Musée Jenisch, Vevey, Suisse.

“Robert Walser-Sculpture”, Fondation Exposition Suisse de Sculpture-ESS/

Stiftung Schweizerische Plastikausstellung SPA, Bienne/Biel

 

2018

“Re-Sculpt”, McaM Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, China

“Never Give Up The Spot”, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich

“Robert Walser-Modell”, Robert Walser Zentrum, Bern

“Pixel-Collage”, The National Gallery of Kosovo, Pristina

“What I can learn from you. What you can learn from me (Critical Workshop)”, Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Canada.

 

2017

“De-Pixelation”, Gladstone Gallery, New-York

“Pixel-Collage”, Fotogalleriet 40th anniversary, Fotogalleriet, Oslo

“Behind Facelessness“, Galeria Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli

“Pixel-Collage“, Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark

 

2016

“Pixel-Collage“, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

“A Ruin is a Ruin“, Galerie Susanna Kulli, Zürich

“Reset-Thomas Hirschhorn Doppelgarage“, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

“Equality Float”, Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Palma de Mallorca

 Sommerakademie Guest curator, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern

“Sperr”, Biennale 2016, Wiesbaden.

“New Pixel-Collage“, Dvir gallery, Tel-Aviv

“Stand-alone”, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles

 

2015

“6 Feuer”, n.b.k., Berlin

“Nachwirkung”, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen

“3 Easycollage and 6 Collage-Truth”, MAN Nuoro, Sardegna

“In-Between”, South London Gallery, London

 

2014

“Höhere Gewalt”, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin

“Flamme éternelle”, “L’état du Ciel”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

“Testigo del Siglo”, MAZ, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico

 

2013

“Diachronic Pool”, “Metamatics”, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland

“Gramsci-Monument”, Forest Houses, The Bronx, New York

“Break-Through”, Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli, Italy

“Collage Truth“, Susanna Kulli, Zürich, Switzerland.

 

2012

“Concordia, Concordia“, Gladstone Gallery, New York.

“Timeline: Work in Public Space“, Dia Art Foundation Project Space Chelsea, New York.

“Flugplatz Welt / World Airport“, Mudam, Luxembourg.

 

2011

“Kurt-Schwitters-Platform“, Hannovre, Germany

“Untere Kontrolle“, Sprengel Museum, Hannovre, Germany

“Equality Float“, La Douane, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

“Restore Now“ Inhotim, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

“Crystal of Resistance“, Swiss Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, Italy

“It’s burning everywhere», Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

“Das Auge“, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada

“Wirtschaftslandschaft Davos“, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

“Exhibiting poetry today: Manuel Joseph“, Ecole Régionales des Beaux-Arts, Besançon, France

 

2010

“Too Too-Much Much”, MDD – Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium 

“Exhibiting poetry today : Manuel Joseph”, CNEAI, Chatou, France

 

2009

“It’s burning everywhere”, DCA Dundee, Scotland

“The Subjecters”, Casa Encendida, Madrid

“Ur-Collage”, Susanna Kulli, Zurich, Switzerland

”Universal Gym”, Gladstone Gallery, New York

 

2008

“Stand-alone”, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico

“Poor Tuning”, Kurimanzutto, Mexico

“Das Auge”, Secession, Vienna

 

2007

“Concretion-Re”, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

“Substitution”, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

“Stand-alone”, Arndt & Partner, Berlin

 

2006

“Superficial Engagement”, Gladstone Gallery, New York

 

2005

“Anschool”, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht

“Utopia, Utopia= One World, One War, One Army, One Dress”, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

“Anschool II”, Museu de Serralves, Porto

 

2004

“Musée Précaire Albinet”, Cité Albinet, (produced by Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers), Aubervilliers

“24h Foucault”, Palais de Tokyo, dans le cadre de la Nuit Blanche

“Swiss-Swiss Democracy”, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris

 

2003

“Chalet Lost History”, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

 

2002

“Cavemanman”, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

 

2001

“Pole-Self“, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (Prix Marcel Duchamp)

 

1998

Museum Ludwig, Cologne

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

The Renaissance Society, Chicago

 

1995

Fri-Art, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Fribourg

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

 

2019

“Hybrid Sculpture”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

“Tommorow Is The Question”, ARoS Museum, Aarhus, Denmark

OpenART biennale, Örebro Konsthall, Sweden

“The STREET. Where the world is made”, MAXXI, Roma, Italy

“The STREET. Where the world is made”, Mo.Co. Panacée, Montpellier, France

“Theater of Operations. The Gulf Wars 1991-2011”, MoMA PS1, Queens, NY.

 

2018

 “Phantoms of Perception”, Kunstverein in Hamburg

“Catastrophe and the Power of Art”, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

“War is over”? Art and conflicts between myth and contemporaneity”, Museo d’Arte della città di Ravenna, Italy

“Exhibition 30t Centro Pecci”, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy

“The Women Behind”, Museum on The Seam, Jerusalem, Israël

“Konstruktion der Welt: Kunst und Ökonomie – 1919-1939 und 2008-2018”, Kunsthalle Mannheim

“Field Guide”, Inaugural exhibition, Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Canada.

Gangwon International Biennale 2018, Gangwon, Korea.

Neïl Beloufa, “L’Ennemi de mon ennemi”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

“The Liar’s Cloth”, GRIMM Gallery, Rotterdam.

“BRIC-à-brac | The Jumble of Growth”, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome.

“Naturel pas naturel”, Palais Fesch-musée des Beaux-Arts d’Ajaccio.

“Futuruins”, Palazzo Fortuni, Venice.

 

2017

“Les utopies modernes”, Centre Pompidou provisoire, Malaga, Spain.

“Affect Me. Social Media Images in Art”, KAI 10 / Arthena Foundation, Dusseldorf.

“Considérer le Monde”, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Étienne Métropole

Biennale Kulturort Weiertal, Winterthur, Switzerland.

“Medusa”, Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris.

“La Terra Inquieta”, Triennale di Milano, Italy.

“Le Musée Absent“, WIELS, Bruxelles.

“L’autre… De l’image à la réalité 2/3 : Face à l’autre”, Maison Populaire, Montreuil.

“Pallaksh Pallaksh (I don’t know just where I’m going)”, Dvir Gallery, Tel-Aviv.

„Skulpturen aus Papier. Von Kurt Schwitters bis Karla Black“, Kunsthalle Vogelmann, Heilbronn, Germany.

 

2016

„Eine Geschichte: Zeitgenössische Kunst aus dem Centre Pompidou“, Haus der Kunst, Munich.

“The soul of money”, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague.

“Poésie balistique”, La Verrière Hermès, Bruxelles.

“Quand fondra la neige, où ira le blanc”, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice.

Bunder Kunstmuseum Museum d’Art dal Grischun, Chur.

“The Metro Is a Stranger”, Oslo.

“Nothing but blue skies”, Rencontres 2016, Arles

“The End of the World”, Center for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy.

“Circular Movements”, Potsdam.

 

2015

“[7] Orte Prekäre Felder“ Fotofestival Ludwigshaffen Mannheim Heidelberg, Kunstverein Ludwigshaffen.

“Art Station Dubulti”, Riga, Latvia

“Atopolis”, Mons, Belgium

“All the World’s Futures”, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice

“Under the Clouds”, Serralves Museum, Porto

“Invitation au voyage”, Centrale, 15 years of Prix Marcel Duchamp, Brussels

“Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection”, MoMA, New York

“Selections from the Permanent Collection”, MOCA Los Angeles

 

2014

“Do objeto para o mundo”, Collection Inhotim, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

“L’avenir (looking forward)”, La Biennale de Montreal, Montreal, Canada

“Im Hier und Jetzt!“, Schweizer Kunst der Letzten 30 Jahre, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland

Manifesta10, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

„Ohne Achtsamkeit beachte ich alles, Robert Walser und die bildende Kunst“, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

“Human Factor”, Hayward Gallery, London

“Van Gogh Live!”, Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles

“Elevation 1049, Between Heaven and Hell”, Gstaad, Switzerland

 

2013

“93”, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

“Gegenwelten”, Schloss Ambras, Insbruck, Austria

“Dread – Fear in the Age of Technological Acceleration”, De Hallen Haarlem, Netherlands

“Mom, Am I Barbarian?”,13th Istanbul Biennale, Antrepo, Istanbul, Turkey

Aichi Triennale”, Japan

“ICP Triennal”, New York

“Eighty-One”, London

“ Nur Skulptur!”, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany

“Préhistoire et art contemporain, une histoire d’hommes”, Musée National de Préhistoire, Les Eyzies, France

“Toda la memoria del mundo”, Casa del Lago, Mexico City

“What Makes Art”, Marta Herford, Germany

“[Un]Natural Limits”, Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACFNY), New York

“Modernité? Perspectives de Turquie et de France”, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey

 

2012

Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China

“Intense Proximity”, La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

“Les Maîtres du désordre”, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris

“Larger than life”, Galleri 21, Malmö, Sweden

“Mit sofortiger Wirkung – künstlerische Eingriffe in der Alltag”, Kunsthalle Wien,

 Vienna, Austria

 

2011

“Declining Democracy”, Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy

“September 11”, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York

“The Uncanny Familiar. Images of Terror”, C/O Berlin. International Forum For Visual Dialogues, Berlin, Germany

“ERRE Variations Labyrinthiques”, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France

“Terrible Beauty: Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance”

Dublin Contemporary 2011, Dublin, Ireland

“Kunst und Philosophie”, n.b.k. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany

“The Luminous Interval”, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

“French Window”, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

“Dislocation”, Kunst Museum, Bern, Switzerland

“Of Bridges and Borders”, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

2010

“Untitled”, Substitut, Raum für aktuelle Kunst aus der Schweiz, Berlin, Germany

“Dislocation”, Galeria Metropolitana, Santiago, Chile

“10000 Lives”, 8th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea

“Hareng Saur: Ensor et l’art contemporain”, SMAK, Gent, Belgium

“Habiter poétiquement le monde” , LAM – Lille Métropole, (Musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut), Villeneuve d’Ascq, France 

“The Last Newspaper”, New Museum, New York, USA

“Intensif-Station”, K21, Düsseldorf, Germany

“Changing the world”, Arndt Gallery, Berlin, Germany

“89km. Colleccion CGAC”, MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Vigo, Spain

“Tasters’ Choice”, Stephen Friedman Gallery, Londres

“N°5”, Susanna Kulli, Zurich, Switzerland

“Perpetual Battle”, Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow, Russia

“Les Ateliers de Rennes-biennale d’art contemporain”, Rennes, France

“Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum”, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

“Abstract Resistance”, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

 

2009

“Investigations of a Dog”, Works from the FACE Collections, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

“Pourquoi Attendre !”, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Genève, Switzerland

“Niet Normaal, Difference on Display”, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdan, The Netherlands

“Event Horizon”, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

“MOCA’s First 30 Years”, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA

“Images Recalled», Fotofestival Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

“Pièces de Résistance : Forms of resistance in Contemporary Art”, Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland

“Darkside II”, Photographic Power and Violence, Desease and Death Photographed», Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

“Planet of Signs”, Le Plateau, France

“T.I.C.A.B” – Tirana International Contemporary Art Biannual, Tirana, Albania

“Walking in my Mind”, Hayward Gallery, London

“The Bijlmer Spinoza-Festival”, ‘Open Source Amsterdam’, Amsterdam

“Parades and Processions : Here comes Everybody”, Parasol Unit, London

“Universal Code”, Power Plant Gallery, Toronto

“Mi Vida – Heaven and Hell”, Mücsarnok, Budapest

“One Day Sculpture”, commissioned by The Physics Room, in association with Christchurch Art gallery, Christchurch

“A House is not a Home”, La Calmeleterie – Nazelles Négrons

 

2008

“Collage : The UnMonumental Picture”, New Museum, New York

“Life on Mars”, 55th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh

“Lost Paradise”, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern

“German Angst”, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin

“7 + 1 Project Rooms”, MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Vigo, Spain

“Brighton Photo Biennial”, Brighton

 

2007

“Swiss Made+ 2, Präzision und Wahnsinn”, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg

“Volksgarten, Die Politik der Zugehörigkeit”, Kunsthaus, Graz

 

2006

“How to Live Together”, 27ème Fundação Bienal de São Paulo

 

2003

“Common Wealth”, Tate Modern, Londres

 

2002

Documenta 11, Kassel

 

2000

“La Beauté”, Mission 2000 in France, Avignon

1999

“dAPERTutto”, 48th Venice Biennal, Venice

 

1998

“Premises : Invested Spaces in Visual Arts & Architecture from France, 1960’s-1990’s” Guggenheim Museum, New York

1997

“Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1997”, Münster

 

AWARDS / PRIZES

 

2018

Prix Meret Oppenheim, Basel

 

2011

Kurt-Schwitters-Prize, Sprengel Museum, Hannover

 

2006

Dutch Aica prize for “Anschool“, best exhibition of the past three years

 

2005

Beaux-Arts Magazine Art Awards, best artwork of the year

 

2004

Joseph Beuys-Preis, awarded by Joseph Beuys-Stiftung, Basel

 

2003          

“Rolandpreis für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum”, décerné par Stiftung Bremer Bildhauerpreis, Bremen

 

2000

Prix Marcel Duchamp, awarded by l’Adiaf, Paris

“Pole-Self“, 2001, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

 

1999

Preis für Junge Schweizer Kunst, awarded by Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft

“Wirtschaftslandschaft Davos”, 2001,  Kunsthaus Zürich