Thomas Hirschhorn

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Thomas Hirschhorn (°1957, Bern) studied at the Schule für Gestaltung, Zürich from 1978 to 1983 and moved to Paris in 1984, where he has been living since. His work has been shown in numerous museums, galleries and group exhibitions among which the Venice Biennale (1999), Documenta 11 (2002), 27th Sao Paolo Biennale (2006), the 55th Carnegie International (2008) and the Swiss Pavillion at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011). In each exhibition—in museums, galleries, alternative spaces or with his specific works in public space—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), Joseph Beuys-Preis (2004) and the Kurt Schwitters-Preis (2011).

He contributed Doing Art Politically: What does it mean? to A Prior #22 Picasso in Palestine