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Thomas Hirschhorn

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Bern, Switzerland

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Apr, 2016 Sur le fil
Galerie Jean Brolly

Thomas Hirschhorn is a Swiss artist. In the 1980s he worked in Paris as a graphic artist. He was part of the group of Communist graphic designers called Grapus. These artists were concerned with politics and culture, displaying impromptu creations and posters on the street mostly using the language of advertisement. He left Grapus to create the hypersaturated installations he is known for today, using common materials such as cardboard, foil, duct tape, and plastic wrap. These installations are often site specific and outside the gallery, and/or interactive. Unlike much total installation work, the viewer is an observer not an actor in the spaces he creates because of the way he continues to offer messages in his work as he did with Grapus.


Recent Exhibits

Thomas Hirschhorn participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2016 Pixel-Collage
Galerie Chantal Crousel
Jun, 2015 In-Between
South London Gallery
Jun, 2015 Transmission: Recréation et Répétition
Palais des Beaux-Arts - Paris
Jun, 2015 Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition
Stephen Friedman Gallery
Feb, 2015 Et in Libertalia Ego: A Project by Mathieu Briand
La Maison Rouge
Aug, 2014 Höhere Gewalt
Schinkel Pavillon
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Galerie Jean Brolly Galerie Chantal Crousel
South London Gallery Palais des Beaux-Arts - Paris
Stephen Friedman Gallery La Maison Rouge
Schinkel Pavillon Hayward Gallery
François Ghebaly Gallery Palais de Tokyo
Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles Royal College of Art - Battersea, Dyson Building
The Museum of Modern Art Warsaw Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga De Hallen Haarlem
Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier
Artists Space : Books & Talks Swiss Institute
Gramsci Monument de Appel Arts Centre
International Center of Photography (ICP) Andrea Rosen Gallery 2
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art Nasher Museum
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park (LAMAG) Mudam Luxembourg
Power Station of Art Gladstone Gallery - 21st St. Berlinische Galerie
Musée du Quai Branly MA GALERIE - Samuel Le Paire
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Mains d’Œuvres
La Douane - Galerie Chantal Crousel MoMA PS1
C/O Berlin Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
Regen Projects (West Hollywood) La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale)
Mori Art Museum The Power Plant
Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art S.M.A.K.
New Museum Bass Museum of Art
Galerie Susanna Kulli cneai
Arndt Arndt -Zurich
Walker Art Center Tate Modern
Frac Île-de-France, le Plateau
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation)
Pratt Manhattan Gallery MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave.
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