2013 – Tomas Saraceno
Tomás Saraceno pushes the conventions of art and architecture and their capacities to invoke inventive solutions to complex questions.
Following in the tradition of architects and theorists R. Buckminster Fuller, Peter Cook, Yona Friedman, and other visionaries, Saraceno looks to scientific principles and technological innovations to develop ideas for sustainable communities and new models for social interactions. Saraceno is internationally recognized for his architectural proposals that frame the interdependencies of systems to ponder ecological questions beyond the natural world. Much of his work has involved conceiving environments that anticipate new socio-cultural platforms for interacting and experiencing our surroundings.
Born in Tucamán, Argentina, in 1973, Tomás Saraceno lives in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He has had solo exhibitions at the University of California, Berkeley (2007); Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York (2007, 2008); De Vleeshal, Netherlands (2007); Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain (2006); The Curve, Barbican Art Gallery, London (2006); Portikus Frankfurt (with Marjetica Potrc) (2006); and Pinksummer, Genoa, Italy (2004). His participation in numerous group exhibitions has included Psycho Buildings: Architecture by Artists, Hayward Gallery, London (2008); Greenwashing—Environment: Perils, Promises and Perplexities, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy (2008); The Liverpool Biennial 2008, Liverpool, UK (2008); 50 Moons of Saturn: T2 Torino Triennale, Turin, Italy (2008); Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2007);The History of a Decade that Has Not Yet Been Named, Lyon Biennial, France (2007); Still Life. Art, Ecology, and the Politics of Change, Sharjah Biennial 8, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2007); Como Viver Junto (How to Live Together), 27th São Paulo Biennale (2006); I still believe in miracles, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2005); Project Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Bueningen, Rotterdam (2005); Dialectic of Hope, Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2005); and Dreams and Conflicts: The Dictatorship of the Viewer, 50th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (2003).