Location: Paris (France)
Thomas Hirschhorn was born in 1957 in Bern, Switzerland. After studying at the Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich, he moved to Paris in 1983 where he has lived and worked ever since.
His work has been presented in numerous international exhibitions. A comprehensive overview of his “Pixel Collage” works is presented at Fondazione MAXXI, Rome (autumn 2021). At each exhibition – in a museum. A gallery or an alternative space – and to each work in the public space. Hirschhorn affirms its commitment to a non-exclusive audience.
70 works in the public space.
Over the years, Hirschhorn has created more than seventy works in public space. Questioning autonomy. The authorship and resistance of a work of art, and affirming the power of art to touch and transform the other. “I want to use art as a tool to establish contact with the Other. It is a necessity. Moreover, he is convinced that the only possible contact with the Other happens “One to One”. than equal.” Through his experience of working in the public space, Hirschhorn has developed his own guidelines of “presence and production”. By being present and producing on site throughout its projects. “Being ‘present’ and ‘producing’ means making a physical statement. Here and now. I believe it is only through presence. My presence and only by production, my production. Thus, my work can have an impact in the public space or in a public place.
These demanding projects include Musée Précaire Albinet (Aubervilliers, France, 2004). The Bijlmer Spinoza Festival (Amsterdam, 2009). Eternal Flame (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2014). What I can learn from you. What you can learn from me (Critical Workshop) (Remai Modern, Saskatoon 2018). Robert Walser-Sculpture (Swiss Sculpture Exhibition Foundation, Biel, Switzerland, 2019).