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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fine Art (Installation)

Carsten Höller

Carsten Höller (born 1961 in Brussels, Belgium) is a Belgian artist. He lives and works in Farsta, Stockholm, in Sweden. He holds a doctorate in biology, specializing in the area of insect communication strategies.

In his work, Höller creates situations which question familiar forms of perception and allow exhibition visitors to experiment on themselves, often inviting the public's active participation. In their form, Höller's works are occasionally reminiscent of scientific laboratory arrangements, allowing the viewer to become the subject of an experiment.

His works have been shown internationally over the last two decades, including solo exhibitions at Fondazione Prada, Milan (2000), the ICA Boston (2003), Musée d'Art Contemporain, Marseille (2004), MASS MoCA, (2006), Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2008), and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. In 2006, he conceived "Test Site" for The Unilever Series at Tate Modern, London, and represented Sweden (with Miriam Bäckström) at the 51st Biennale di Venezia.