Thomas Hirschhorn

Born in 1957 in Berne, Switzerland.
Lives and works in Paris.


Thomas Hirschhorn studied at Zurich (1978-1983) and moved to Paris in 1984. Since the mid-eighties, the artist offer displays (“stalls”, “windows”), flimsy structures made   of materials such as cardboard, aluminum foil, adhesive brown plastic. Adding photocopies, pictures cut from newspapers or magazines, and photographs, he enrolled in ballpoint comments or questions about recurring themes: culture, economy, politics, religion. It progressively integrates TV monitors and video devices to its facilities and now offers mobile and ephemeral show-cases works that can be placed within the public space.

Thomas Hirschhorn has been part of important solo / group exhibitions including at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2018); MING Museum, Shanghai (2018); Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (2018); Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark; Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany (2015); Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2014); MAZ, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico (2014); Musée Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland (2013); DIA Art Foundation, Bronx, New York, U.S.A. (2013); Institute Of Modern Art Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia (2013); Mudam Collection, Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg (2012); Dia: Chelsea, New York, U.S.A (2012); 54th Venice Biennial, Swiss Pavillion, Venice, Italy (2011); Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium (2010); The Bijlmer Spinoza-Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2009); El Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico (2008); Musée d’Art Contemporain, Québec, Canada (2007); Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal (2006); Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France (2004); Centre Pompidou, Paris (Prix Marcel Duchamp), France (2001).

Thomas Hirshhorn was awarded the Marcel Duchamp Prize (2000) and the Meret Oppenheim Prize (2018).

Selected Works

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Group exhibition

Basel & Paris

June 13th — 26th, 2020


Thomas Hirschhorn

Eternal Ruins

March 7th — May 30th, 2020


Group exhibition

ReCycle

March 10th — April 21st, 2018


Thomas Hirschhorn

Pixel-Collage

January 9th — February 26th, 2016

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