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Thomas Hirschhorn

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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:

May, 2016 TMR a|s HUB: Exquisite Corpse
The Mistake Room
Apr, 2016 Sur le fil
Galerie Jean Brolly
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
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Thomas Hirschhorn has Exhibited at these venues:

The Mistake Room 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) Museum
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. Substitut
The Bass 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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