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, France (2014) and ‘Gramsci Monument', a major public installation presented by Dia Art Foundation and located at Forest Houses, a New York City Housing Authority development in the Morrisania neighbourhood of the Bronx, New York, USA (2013). Other notable solo exhibitions include ‘Aftermath', Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany (2015); ‘Touching Reality', Institute Of Modern Art Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia (2013). Hirschorn's works are included in prominent collections internationally, including the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris; Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Philidephia Museum of Art, Philidephia; Tate Modern, London, England.

Thomas Hirschhorn asserts his commitment toward a non-exclusive public. Thomas Hirschhorn has received different awards and prizes, among which : 'Preis für Junge Schweizer Kunst' (1999), 'Prix Marcel Duchamp' (2000), 'Rolandpreis für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum' (2003), 'Joseph Beuys-Preis' (2004) and the 'Kurt Schwitters-Preis' (2011).

The Sommerakademie runs from 12 - 20 August 2016.