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Carsten Höller

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Carsten Höller

Born in 1961 in Brussels, Belgium, to German parents. Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden and Biriwa, Ghana.

Carsten Höller is world-renowned for his work that delves into science and human relationships. He explores human behavior, perception, senses and various states of consciousness, plays on the size of natural elements and the notion of time. All those aspects live under what he describes as his “laboratory of doubt” – works that prompt viewers to question their approach of the world – as human exchange and social context are at the core of his practice. Focusing on the sensory experience as a key factor in one’s approach to art, his works have playfully included natural elements drawn from his training as an entomologist, such as animals and giant rotating mushrooms, together with constructions of material including steel-glass, lighting rings, mirrors and video screens. The artist is recognized for his interactive works which seek to break the divide between art and personal space.

Carsten Höller’s latest solo exhibitions took place at Gagosian, Paris (2023) and MAAT Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia, Lisbon (2021). His work has been featured in several group shows at CAPC, Bordeaux (2022); National Coach Museum, Lisbon (2022) and LUMA, Arles (2021), to name a few.

 

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