Thomas Hirschhorn was born in 1957 in Bern (Switzerland). He studied at the Schule für Gestaltung, Zürich from 1978 to 1983 and moved to Paris in 1984, where he has been living since. His work has been shown in numerous museums, galleries and exhibitions among which the Venice Biennale (1999), Documenta11 (2002), 27th Sao Paolo Biennale (2006), the 55th Carnegie International, Pittsburg (2008), the Swiss Pavillion at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011), La Triennale at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012), the 9th Shanghai Biennale (2012), Gladstone Gallery New York (2012), Manifesta 10 in Saint-Petersburg (2014). In 2013 Thomas Hirschhorn presented the "Gramsci Monument" in the Bronx, New York. Flamme éternelle, his most recent ‘Presence and Production’ project, took place at Palais de Tokyo, Paris from April 24. to June 23. 2014. A selection of his writings were published by MIT Press (October Books): Critical Laboratory: The Writings of Thomas Hirschhorn. With each exhibition - in museums, galleries, alternative spaces – as well as with specific works in public space, Thomas Hirschhorn asserts his commitment toward a non-exclusive public. Thomas Hirschhorn has received different awards and prizes, among which : Preis für Junge Schweizer Kunst (1999); Prix Marcel Duchamp (2000); Rolandpreis für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum (2003); Joseph Beuys-Preis (2004); and the Kurt Schwitters-Preis (2011).
Last updated: 05.03.2015