August 4, 2003, (near) Tikrit, Iraq
© Geert van Kesteren
Courtesy the artist

Thomas Hirschhorn

Exhibition: The Incommensurable Banner

Thomas Hirschhorn Thomas Hirschhorn (b. 1957) creates labour intensive, multi-faceted and exuberant constructions for both street and gallery locations that often combine commonly available packaging materials, photocopied images and texts.

Born in Bern, Switzerland he currently lives and works in Paris. Thomas Hirschhorn has exhibited widely around the world. Recent solo exhibitions includes:

Substitution 2, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2007); Jumbo Spoons and Big Cake, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada (2007); Concretion Re, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France (2007). Group exhibitions that he has participated in include Unmomumental, New Museum, New York (2008); The Gold Standard, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY (2006/2007); Biennial of Contempo rary Art of Seville (BIACS 2), Seville, Spain (2006); How To Live Together, 27th Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil (2006); Heart of Darkness, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (2006); Take Two: Worlds and Views, Contemporary Art from the Collection, MoMA, New York (2005) and Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist's Eye, Hayward Gallery, London; toured to MCA, Chicago, IL (2005). He has received numerous awards for his work including the Prix Marcel Duchamp, 2000/01 and the Joseph Beuys-Preis in 2004.