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TOBIAS PUTRIH

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View of Siska International, 2010 Mixed Media Installation © Courtesy of the artist and School of the Art Institute of Chicago-Columbus Auditorium
TOBIAS PUTRIH

280 South Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60603
March 31st, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Lecture
WEBSITE:  
http://www.saic.edu/vap
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Michigan Ave/Downtown
EMAIL:  
events@saic.edu
PHONE:  
312.899.5185

DESCRIPTION

Slovenia-born artist Tobias Putrih creates sculptures and installations that use everyday materials such as cardboard and Styrofoam to address architecture and structure, positing models for different uses and forms of inhabited space. His work was included in the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007) and the 29th São Paulo Biennial (2010), and has also been included in group exhibitions at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art (New York), MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA), the Hayward Gallery (London), White Cube (London), and the Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven), among many others. He has had solo exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the MIT List Center, Cambridge, MA; and the Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY.