Thomas Hirschhorn

Born: 1957

Hometown: Bern, Switzerland

Lives and Works: Paris, France


Education: Schule für Gestaltung, Zürich, Switzerland, 1983

Thomas Hirschhorn Bio

About The Artist

Swiss artist Thomas Hirschorn is famous for his energetic and crowded installations created using everyday objects like cardboard, foil, duct tape, and plastic wrap. His use of common materials is a political statement, meant to express ideas of cultural resistance as well as capitalist revolt against the consumer goods industry. In addition to politics, his work references issues of art, pop culture, and philosophy, combining them in ways that inspire thought. However, Hirschorn insists that his provocative installations are not about education or the betterment of the viewer.

Hirschorn has exhibited his art all over the world, and his work is included in the collections of prestigious museums and galleries, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and the Tate Modern in London.

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Thomas Hirschhorn Gallery Art


Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY and Brussels, Belgium
ARNDT, Berlin, Germany
Artoc Ltd., New York, NY
Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France
Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY
Galerie Susanna Kulli, Zürich, Switzerland
Max Lang, New York, NY

Thomas Hirschhorn Permanent Collections

Select Permanent Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Tate Modern, London, England
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN


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