thomas hirschhorn at villa stuck, munich, germany

19 October 2018
Composed of a huge landscape of ruins, 'Never Give up the Spot' stretches across three floors of the Villa Stuck. Visitors are invited to take a seat amongst the ruins and engage with computers and drawing materials. Combining destruction and creation, Hirschhorn celebrates the abolishing of dominant structures to create something new and inclusive.

thomas hirschhorn wins the swiss grand award for art / prix meret oppenheim

23 February 2018
Stephen Friedman Gallery congratulates Thomas Hirschhorn as one of three recipients of the Swiss Grand Award for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim. Awarded by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, the 18th Swiss Grand Award for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim has been awarded to Thomas Hirschhorn, Sylvie Fleury and architect Luigi Snozzi.

thomas hirscchorn in 'pixel-collage' as part of the 40 year anniversary, fotogalleriet, oslo, norway

1 September 2017
Thomas Hirschhorn's 'Pixel-Collage' is the third exhibition of Fotogalleriet's anniversary year programme which reflects on its own existence with a series of exhibitions mapping the different ways in which photography is deployed. 

Hirschhorn will show six new Pixel-Collages in combination with a display case that contains important source material owned and selected by the artist. The Pixel-Coll...

thomas hirschhorn in biennale kulturort weiertal, winterthur, switzerland

20 May 2017
Thomas Hirschhorn is in the sculpture-focused Biennale Kulturort Weiertal. The biennale is located in Winterthur, a Swiss city northeast of Zurich. It will include 'Made in Tunnel of Politics', 2009, in which the artist reassembled a Ford Ranger pick-up by cutting it in half and sticking it back together with packing tape.

thomas hirschhorn in ‘medusa’ at the museum of modern art of the city of paris

19 May 2017
This exhibition is organised around four themes: identity, value, body, and ritual and looks at the jewel and its association with taboo. It will include Thomas Hirschhorn's sculpture 'CNN-Chain'.

thomas hirschhorn in 'the restless earth’ at the triennale di milano, italy

28 April 2017
This exhibition charts the experiences and perceptions of migration and the current refugee crisis through the photographic works of more than 60 artists. The Restless Earth explores real and imaginary stories and questions how recent events could reframe history, geography, and culture.

It will include a collage titled 'Beyond Ruins' by Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn.

The exhibition runs from 28 April until 20 August 2017....

thomas hirschhorn in ‘the absent museum’ at wiels contemporary art centre, brussels

20 April 2017
To mark its 10th anniversary, WIELS presents a large-scale exhibition exploring the role of the museum in society, suggesting that it is 'notably absent' in the formation of public opinion. It will include a 'Pixel-Collage' and a specially commissioned banner by Thomas Hirschhorn.

The exhibition runs from 20 April until 13 August 2017.

Thomas Hirschhorn at WIELS

thomas hirschhorn in ‘the other’ at maison populaire, montreuil, france

19 April 2017
'Pixel-Collage No. 4', 2015, by Thomas Hirschchorn is included in this exhibition that explores the prevalence of prejudice and stereotype. It suggests that despite increased integration and globalisation our reflex impressions still dominate our apprehension of the other.

The exhibition runs from 19 April until 1 July 2017.

Thomas Hirschhorn at Maison Populaire

thomas hirschhorn in 'sculptures made of paper' at kunsthalle vogelmann, heilbronn, germany

19 March 2017
'Sculptures made of paper. From Kurt Schwitters to Karla Black' explores the recent evolution of sculptures made of paper, considering them not as models or studies but completed works. It looks at the trajectory in the development of sculpture which has seen paper used for permanent sculpture, ​​and asks whether it will replace bronze and marble.

The exhibition will feature work from Thomas Hirchhorn who, sin...

‘thomas hirschhorn: pixel-collage’ at kunsthal aarhus, aarhus, denmark

20 January 2017
At Kunsthal Aarhus, Thomas Hirschhorn will present a new series of pixel-collages. Hirschhorn appropriates these images and enlarges them up to the scale of advertising billboards. In many of these, the horrific is left uncovered and only portions of the collage with fashion images are pixelated.

The exhibition runs from 20 January until 19 March 2017.

Thomas Hirschhorn at Kunsthal Aarhus.

‘thomas hirschhorn: stand-alone’ at the mistake room, los angeles, USA

7 October 2016
Stand-Alone is the first solo project in Los Angeles for internationally renowned artist Thomas Hirschhorn. Produced in collaboration with the Coppel Collection in Mexico, the exhibition will feature a large-scale spatial collage that will transform The Mistake Room's gallery space into an immersive environment. Stand-alone was created in 2007 and presented in Berlin that same year. It was subsequently acquired by the Coppel ...

thomas hirschhorn is guest curator for the sommerakademie 2016 at zentrum paul klee in bern, switzerland

12 August 2016
Thomas Hirschhorn is to guest curate the Sommerakademie 2016 exhibition at Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland. Hirschhorn (b.1957) studied at the Schule für Gestaltung, Zürich, from 1978 to 1983 and moved to Paris in 1983, where he has lived ever since.

Recent solo projects include ‘In-Between' at South London Gallery, London, England (2015); ‘Flamme Eternelle' at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Fr...

thomas hirschhorn to lecture at ‘what is critique?’, an international symposium at n.b.k., berlin, germany

6 February 2016
International Symposium
with Maxim Biller, Sabeth Buchmann, Ann Cotten, Elena Esposito, Thomas Hirschhorn, Eva Illouz, Claudius Seidl, Marcus Steinweg, Alenka Zupančič

What is Critique? Touching on the legacy of the Enlightenment, that always needs to be updated and critically analyzed, this question will be discussed in relation to its central role for civil society. A critical attitude t...

thomas hirschhorn in ‘true story’ at proyectos monclova, mexixo city, mexico

19 November 2015
Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn has two recent large-scale collage works included in group show 'True Story' at Proyectos Monclova in Mexico City.

Expanding its program over the years since it opened in 2005, Proyectos Monclova gallery has evolved into one of the most important forums for contemporary art in Mexico, emphasising the dialogue between local and international artists from different generations. In 2012 the...

thomas hirschhorn discusses gramsci monument in a talk at the university of chicago

27 October 2015
Swiss artist, Thomas Hirschhorn and MoMA curator, Yasmil Raymond discuss their work together on the acclaimed Gramsci Monument, a tribute to philosopher Antonio Gramsci. This summer-long installation commissioned by Dia Art Foundation in 2013, was built by housing residents in the courtyard of Forest Houses projects in the South Bronx in New York City. This "living sculpture" took the form of a sprawling outdoor str...

thomas hirschhorn ‘aftermath’ at kunsthalle bremen in germany

5 September 2015
The internationally acclaimed conceptual artist Thomas Hirschhorn (b. 1957 in Bern) will install an exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bremen in September 2015. In his works, Hirschhorn transforms conventional exhibition spaces into all-encompassing, extensive installations through the specific use of inferior, everyday materials such as plywood, cardboard, duct tape, plastic wrap and foil. A host of images and articles from newspapers an...

thomas hirschhorn transforms project room at museo man, nuoro, italy

10 July 2015
Thomas Hirschhorn will transform the project room at Museo Man in Nuoro, Italy with two new collages titled 3 "Easycollage" and 6 "Collage-Truth", along with smaller works from a series created between 2012 and 2015. The project, curated by Lorenzo Giusti, presents works by the well known Swiss artist in which fashion photographs live side by side with war photos, creating an uncomfortable space full of provocative suggestion and vis...

thomas hirschhorn major exhibition at south london gallery

26 June 2015

In his first major solo show in London in many years, Thomas Hirschhorn will present a new installation entitled 'In-Between'. The work is based on the paradoxical dialogue of a quote; "Destruction is difficult. It is as difficult as creation" by Italian Marxist theorist and politician, Antonio Gramsci. This follows from Hirschhorn's recent new work featured in ‘All the World's Futures' at the Venice Biennale 2015.

thomas hirschhorn in ‘under the clouds’ at serralves foundation in porto, portugal

20 June 2015
Thomas Hirschhorn has work included in a major group show at Serralves Foundation in Porto titled ‘Under the Clouds: from Paranoia to the Digital Sublime'.

Since the second half of the 20th century, we have lived under the shadow of two clouds: the mushroom cloud of the atomic bomb, and the ‘cloud' of distributed information networks. How did the central metaphor of cold war paranoia become the utopian metaphor of t...

thomas hirschhorn at the venice biennale, 56th international art exhibition, venice, italy

9 May 2015
Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn has made an immersive installation work called ‘Roof Off' for the 56th International Art Exhibition as part of the Venice Biennale titled 'All the World's Futures'. Curated by Okwui Enwezor, the exhibition takes place at the Giardini, the Arsenale and in various locations across the city of Venice. Hirschhorn's work, installed in the Central Pavilion, creates the illusion that the ro...

thomas hirschhorn in 'invitation to travel' at central for contemporary art, brussels

24 April 2015
The CENTRALE for contemporary art presents the exhibition ‘Invitation au voyage', bringing together works of the 14 winners of the Prix Marcel Duchamp, including Thomas Hirschhorn, on the 15th anniversary of this prestigious competition founded by ADIAF. This exhibition, which takes its title from a poem by Charles Baudelaire, is akin to an "invitation to a voyage": a voyage through space, but also into memory, in p...

thomas hirschhorn included in manifesta 10, st. petersburg, russia

28 June 2014
Gallery artist Thomas Hirschhorn is included in MANIFESTA 10, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art. MANIFESTA 10 can be seen at various venues in St. Petersburg including town squares, festivals, and community centers both in the city and further afield. The MANIFESTA 10 Dacha is the mobile platform of the MANIFESTA 10 Education department and there is always something going on in and around it, including workshops, interventions,...

thomas hirschhorn in group exhibition at centre pompidou metz, paris, france

24 May 2014
Thomas Hirschhorn is included in the group exhibition '1984-1999. The Decade' at the Centre Pompidou Metz, Paris. France.

Douglas Coupland's 1991 novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture paints the portrait of a generation of nomads, born between 1965 and 1977. These are the Baby Busts, the kidults, as opposed to the Baby Boomers. "X" refers to the  anonymity of a new cultural category, conscious of its own burst  ...

thomas hirschhorn 'flamme Éternelle' at palais de tokyo, paris

24 April 2014
Since his 'first exhibition' at Hôpital Éphémère (1992), Thomas Hirschhorn (b. 1957, lives and works in Paris) has realised a great number of memorable projects in Paris: Jeu de Paume (1994); 'Swiss-Swiss Democracy' (Centre Culturel Suisse, 2004); and 'Musée Précaire Albinet' and '24H Foucault' (2004). Now, ten years later, Thomas Hirschhorn has returned to the Palais de Tokyo to present 'Eternal Flame'.

Most of Thomas Hirschhorn's artwo...

thomas hirschhorn in 'van gogh live!' at fondation vincent van gogh, arles

7 April 2014
In April 2014 the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles will move into its permanent home at the Hôtel Léautaud de Donines, currently under restoration by the FLUOR architectural agency. The Fondation's new premises will comprise over 1000 square metres of exhibition space spread over two floors.

The main gallery on the ground floor will welcome the first in a series of exhibitions on the work of Van Gogh being curated by Sjraar va...

thomas hirschhorn lecture at royal college of art, london

11 March 2014
The last in the Visual Cultures Lecture Series from Royal College of Art in London is by Swiss-born artist Thomas Hirschhorn. Hirschhorn creates mixed-media installations, often using everyday materials such as cardboard, foil and duct tape, juxtaposed with found imagery of violent scenes and pornography.

Hirschhorn previously worked in a group of political graphic artists in 1980s Paris which influenced his use of common materials as a politi...

thomas hirschhorn in elevation 1049, a series of site-specific works in gstaad, switzerland

27 January 2014
Gallery artist Thomas Hirschhorn is in Elevation 1049, a series of site-specific works by a selection of Swiss artists. The project has been created out of the specifics of time and place and is curated by Neville Wakefield and Olympia Scarry and produced by the LUMA& Foundation. Taking place in and above Gstaad in Switzerland it will be comprised exclusively of Swiss artists.

As the title suggests, most of ...

thomas hirschhorn in 'metamatic reloaded' at museum tinguely, basel, switzerland

23 October 2013
The exhibition METAMATIC Reloaded is the result of an international call for entries issued by the Dutch Métamatic Research Initiative (MRI) in 2009. Artists were called on to tackle, from today's perspective, the topic and concept of Jean Tinguely's drawing machines, called Méta-Matics which are among his most important groups of work and inventions. The outcome of the pro-cesses, a total of ten projects by internatio...

thomas hirschhorn solo exhibition 'touching reality' at institute of modern art, queensland, australia

5 October 2013
The Institute of Modern Art in Queensland, Australia are exhibiting Touching Reality, a video installation by gallery artist Thomas Hirschhorn.

The video is composed of a series of photographs depicting shocking and brutal scenes of war. The images show mutilated corpses and reveal the human consequences of extreme violence and savagery in a way that we do not commonly see in newspapers, but which a...

thomas hirschhorn in 'salon of fear' at kunsthalle wien, vienna

6 September 2013
Thomas Hirschhorn features in the group exhibition 'Salon of Fear' at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna.

This exhibition is inspired by the vague sense of insecurity and threat and shows the cultural influence of individual and collective anxiety towards experiences and events. 'Salon of Fear' explores the artistic exploration of the anxieties of our time and how dealing with anxiety in art proves to be more precise look at this familiar yet el...

thomas hirschhorn in aichi triennale 2013, japan

10 August 2013
The Aichi Triennale, featuring gallery artist Thomas Hirschhorn, will take place again in 2013.

While reflecting on arts in the wake of the 2011 East Japan Earthquake, this second Aichi Triennale, 'Awakening - Where Are We Standing? - Earth, Memory and Resurrection', will bring together from within and outside Japan cutting-edge contemporary art, performing arts, including dance and theatre, and opera, which manifest and resonate with the socio-politi...

thomas hirschhorn makes gramsci monument for housing project in the bronx, nyc

1 July 2013
Gallery artist Thomas Hirschhorn has made a public artwork called the Gramsci Monument. It will go on display as part of a public housing project in The Bronx, New York City. The project was produced by Dia Art Foundation and is located at Forest Houses, The Bronx.

Gramsci Monument is the fourth and final work in Thomas Hirschhorn's series of "monuments" dedicated to major writers and thinkers, which initiated in 1999 with S...

thomas hirschhorn in group exhibition at kunsthalle mannheim

16 March 2013
Thomas Hirschhorn features in the group exhibition 'Only Sculpture' at Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany. The exhibition sets out to search for other dimensions and to investigate the conditions of the museum, while also questioning museum-quality habits. The genre of sculpture plays an important part in this exhibition as the museum looks forward to planning a new building.

thomas hirschhorn in group exhibition at istanbul modern

16 January 2013
Gallery artist Thomas Hirschhorn is in a group exhibition at Istanbul Modern, Turkey. 'Modernity? Perspectives from France and Turkey' explores the effects of modernity on contemporary art. The exhibition looks into the phenomenon of modernity and the confrontation of artists with the modernity project, which is still valid today.

Hirschhorn is best known for his sculptural constructions produced from disposable mass manufactured goods. He ma...

thomas hirschhorn's installation 'flugplatz welt/world airport' exhibits at mudam, luxembourg

12 December 2012

Thomas Hirschhorn's installation 'Flugplatz Welt / World Airport,'which occupies a whole room of the Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, dates from 1999 and was originally produced for the Venice Biennale. 'Flugplatz Welt / World Airport' deals with the question, so determinant today, of globalization and its collateral, often paradoxical effects: "Macro-isolation, selfisolation, and particula...

thomas hirschhorn in 'thresholds' at tate liverpool, part of liverpool biennial 2012

15 September 2012
Gallery artist Thomas Hirschhorn is featured in 'Thresholds' at Tate Liverpool, a group show displaying work from the Tate Collection. The exhibition explores powerful themes including British identity, migration and global effects of regional conflicts.

Also featured are Hurvin Anderson, Keith Arnatt, Kadar Attia, Yael Bartana, Sophie Calle, Pak Sheung Chuen, Layla Curtis, Eugenio Dittborn, Jimmie Durham, Peter ...

thomas hirschhorn at dia art foundation, new york

15 September 2012
Dia Art Foundation will present a new work by Thomas Hirschhorn, Timeline: Work in Public Space, from 15 September to 3 November 2012 at 541 West 22nd Street, New York, the site of the future Dia:Chelsea project space.

Timeline, a large-scale collage of images, written statements, and text excerpts, chronicles the artist's interventions at urban and rural sites. It will be presented in anticipation of Hirschhorn's Gramsci Monument, the fourth and ...

thomas hirschhorn in group exhibition 'theatre of the world' at mona, hobart

23 June 2012
Gallery artist Thomas Hirschhorn features in 'Theatre of the World' at MONA, Hobart. The exhibition engages, and rejects, the widely held notion that ancient and contemporary works of art are inherently different, and that we must burden the past with the weight of history.

Theatre of the World is a kaleidoscope: here the viewer sees the object, and that is enough. This notion harkens back to the Renaissance view that art and...

thomas hirschhorn among top artists holding workshops at the hayward gallery during 2012 olympic games

1 June 2012
We are pleased to announce that Thomas Hirschhorn will be taking part in the exciting 2012 summer arts program at The Hayward Gallery. The Hayward's Wide Open School, which runs next summer from 1 June - 9 September 2012 will coincide with the London Olympic and Paralympic Games and is expected to be a highlight of Southbank's Centre's Festival of the World.

Artists such as Tracey Emin and Mark Wall...

thomas hirschhorn in group exhibition 'masters of chaos' at the musÉe de quai branly

11 April 2012

11 Apr 12 -  29 Jul 12

Thomas Hirschhorn will be participating in the group exhibition ‘Masters of Chaos’ at Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. This striking new exhibition will focus on the role and artistic representations of shaman through the ages, observing the influence and power of these tribal society members who say they can connect with the spiritual world and cure illness through magic. 

Thomas Hirschhorn’s...

thomas hirschhorn to be awarded the 8th kurt schwitters prize, sprengel museum, hannover

20 November 2011
The Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung (Lower Saxony Savings Bank Foundation) is awarding the Kurt Schwitters Prize for the eighth time. The artist Thomas Hirschhorn, who was born in Bern in 1957 and now lives in Paris, has been renowned for his extensive installations since the mid 1990s and is to be awarded the prize worth EUR 25,000 by an international jury.

His work is distinguished by a synthesis of scul...

thomas hirschhorn exhibits at centre pompidou metz

12 September 2011
Thomas Hirschhorn is part of the new multi-disciplinarary group show entitled "Wander, Labyrinthine Variations" at the Centre Pompidou in Metz, exhibiting his complete series of "Maps", for the first time.

Beyond its historical references, "Wander, Labyrinthine Variations" sets out to represent certain contemporary aesthetic, political and intellectual trends of our era. It addresses the history of forms and ideas by challenging a strictly linea...

thomas hirschhorn at kunsthalle mannheim

12 March 2011
Kunsthalle Mannheim will be showing "It's Burning Everywhere", an exhibition of works by Thomas Hirschhorn between 12 March 2011 and 13 June 2011.

Thomas Hirschhorn (b. 1957 Bern, lives in Paris) is one of the most controversial artist in contemporary art. The artist uses cheap packaging, mannequins, shock, photos from newspapers and the Internet, silver foil, acrylic glass and wood product to reflect on the kitsch and trash of mass media images. "Chaos is the...

thomas hirschhorn at the museum dhondt-dhaenens

3 October 2010
"Too Too - Much Much" is the first major project of Thomas Hirschhorn in a Belgian museum. The modernist architecture and the residential context of the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens are the ideal fertile basis for the artist's reflection on the meaning of 'Quantity'.Hirschhorn used the motif of the beverage can because of its universal form and the fact that it is used as a basic product of creativity in all cultures. It was the starting point for a spectacu...

thomas hirschhorn to represent switzerland at the 2011 venice biennale

23 September 2010
Swiss officials announced yesterday that artists Thomas Hirschhorn and Andrea Thal have been selected to represent Switzerland at the 2011 edition of the Venice Biennale.

More information to follow.

For a full list of the artists selected, please find the Artinfo article here.