Oscar Tuazon

Born in 1975, Seattle, USA.
Lives and works in Los Angeles.


Tuazon predominantly works with architectural techniques and materials, creating structures and spaces which use building supplies such as steel, glass, and wood and a simple do-it-yourself approach. Tuazon’s sculptures, built by hand, are often quasi-functional objects or models of other spaces. The construction process itself can often be seen as a performative part of the work, as it references the techniques of Land Art and Minimalism in improvised collaborations with designers, engineers, and builders to produce large-scale installations and public projects.

Solo exhibitions have been dedicated to his work by institutions in the U.S.A. and in Europe, such as the Aspen Museum of Art (2019); Bellevue Art Museum, Seattle (2019); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); Le Consortium, Dijon (2015); deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln (2014); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2014); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2013); Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2013); Kunsthalle Bern (2010) and the Centre international d’art et du paysage, Île de Vassivière (2009).

His work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions around the world, among them the Chicago Architecture Biennial (2019); Skulptur Projekte, Münster (2017); Documenta 14, Athens (2017); Triennale d'art contemporain de Beaufort (2015); Whitney Biennial (2012); and the Venice Biennale (2011).

He has been selected for several public commissions, in 2016 with the project Un Pont, for the Nouveaux Commanditaires of the Fondation de France, Belfort, France and in 2013 with People, Public Art Fund, Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York. In October 2017, FIAC gave him carte blanche to present an in situ project Une colonne d'eau, on the prestigious Place Vendôme.

Work by the artist is held in the following collections: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, U.S.A.; Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.; Zabludowicz Collection, London, United Kingdom; Collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands; David Roberts Art Foundation, London, United Kingdom; FRAC Île-de-France, Paris, France; Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, France; Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland; Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich, Switzerland; Saatchi Gallery Collection, London, United Kingdom; Giuliani Foundation, Rome, Italy; The Silvie Fleming Collection, London, United Kingdom.

Selected works

Our exhibitions

Solo Group

Oscar Tuazon

L'École de l'eau

June 19th — July 24th, 2021


Group exhibition

Basel & Paris

June 13th — 26th, 2020


Oscar Tuazon

Shelters

March 5th — April 16th, 2016

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External exhibitions


Oscar Tuazon

And other such stories

September 19th, 2019 — January 5th, 2020
Chicago Architecture Biennial - Chicago — Etats-Unis


Oscar Tuazon

Growth Rings

June 28th, 2019 — March 31st, 2020
Central Wharf Park - Boston — Etats-Unis


Oscar Tuazon

Oscar Tuazon: Collaborator

May 10th — September 15th, 2019
Bellevue Arts Museum - Bellevue — Etats-Unis


Oscar Tuazon

Oscar Tuazon: Water School

January 26th — August 18th, 2019
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University - East Lansing — Etats-Unis

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