British sculptor Roger Hiorns makes objects that explore transformation, both material and perceptual. Often engaging a variety of organic and chemical processes, Hiorns reinvigorates contemporary forms with a sense of both the primal and the alchemical. Using divergent and often estoric found materials, Hiorns works with objects and spaces reminiscent of the rationality of modernism and industry. In a recent project he filled a vacant public housing apartment in London to the ceiling with the chemical copper sulfate—allowing brilliant blue crystals to cover every surface. For his AAM exhibition, Hiorns will present a new body of work that will explore transparency as a sculptural property.
Roger Hiorns was born in Birmingham, England in 1975 and currently lives and works in London. He has had one person exhibitions at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and the Camden Arts Center, London. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions internationally, including The Quick And the Dead, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2009; Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea, 2008; Destroy Athens, 1st Athens Biennial, Athens, 2007; British Art Show 6, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England, 2006; Water Event, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich; Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, 2005; Into My World. In 2009, Hiorns was a finalist for the Turner Prize.