Chronologie

1957
Born in Bern, Switzerland
1978 – 1983
Schule für Gestaltung, Zurich
1999
Preis für Junge Schweizer Kunst, juried by Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft Exposition Wirtschaftslandschaft Davos, 2001 at the Kunsthaus Zürich
2000
Prix Marcel Duchamp, juried by l’Adiaf, Paris
2003
"Rolandpreis für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum," awarded by Stiftung Bremer Bildhauerpreis, Bremen
2004
Joseph Beuys-Preis, awarded by Joseph Beuys-Stiftung, Basel
2011
Kurt-Schwitters-Preis
Lives in Paris, France

Expositions

2012 – 2013
9th Shanghai Biennale together with Sophie Calle
2012
Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore
2011
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
2011
Of Bridges and Borders, Fundacion PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2011
Dislocation, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
2011
French Window : Looking art the contemporary art through the Marcel Duchamp Prize, Mori Art Museum, Japan
2011
The Luminous Interval, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
2011
Inhotim, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2011
Declining Democracy, Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
2011
September 11, MoMA, New York, USA
2011
The Uncanny Familiar. Images of Terror, C/O Berlin, International Forum for Visual Dialogues, Berlin, Germany
2011
Wander, Labyrinthine Variations, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France
2011
Terrible Beauty: Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance, Dublin Contemporary, Dublin, Ireland
2011
Kunst und Philosophie, curated by Marcus Steinweg, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
2011
Que admirez-vous?, La Box, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts de Bourges, France
2011
Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur le blanc, FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux
2011
Equality Float, La Douane / Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France (solo)
2011
Kurt Schwitters Preis, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, Germany (solo)
2011
Ecole régionale des Beaux-Arts de Besançon, France (solo)
2011
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Aarau, Switzerland (solo)
2011
Das Auge, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada (solo)
2011
It’s burning everywhere, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany (solo)
2011
La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
2010
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium (solo)
2010
Michael Stevenson, Capetown, South Africa (solo)
2010
CNEAI, Chatou, France (solo)
2010
Deurle, Belgium (solo)
2010
Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2009
BAROCK, MADRE Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, Naples
2009
Niet Normaal, Difference on Display, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
2009
Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
2009
Pièces de Résistance: Forms of Resistance in Contemporary Art,” Kustmuseum Thun, Switzerland
2009
Images Recalled, Fotofestival, Mannheim
2009
T.I.C.A.B. – Tirana International Contemporary Art Biannual, Tirana, Albanie
2009
La Planète des signs / Planet of signs, Le Plateau, Paris
2009
Paradise & Parades: Here Comes Everybody, Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London
2009
Walking in My Mind, Hayward Gallery, London
2009
The Bijlmer Spinoza-Festival, Amsterdam (solo)
2009
Universal Gym, Gladstone Gallery, New York (solo)
2009
Thomas Hirschhorn: Poor-Racer, Christchurch Art Gallery, New Zealand (solo)
2009
Thomas Hirschhorn: It’s Burning Everywhere, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scottland (solo)
2009
The Subjecters: Thomas Hirschhorn, La Casa Encendida, Madrid (solo)
2008
The Artist's Library, Centre International d'art et du paysage, Ile de Vassivière
2008
Poor Tuning, Kurimanzutto, Mexico
2008
Stand-alone, Museo Tamayo, Mexico
2007
Thomas Hirschhorn: Jumbo Spoons and Big Cake, Musee D’Art Contemporain De Montreal, Montreal, Canada
2007
Collage: The Unmonumental Picture, New Museum, New York
2007
Airs de Paris, Pompidou Centre, Paris, France
2007
Volksgarten: Politics of Belonging, Steirischer Herbst Festival, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
2007
Rethinking Dissent, Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Göteborg
2007
Concretion Re, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris (solo)
2007
Stand-alone, Arndt & Partner, Berlin (solo)
2007
Substitution 2, Stephen Friedman, London (solo)
2006
Ingeborg Bachmann Altar, Alexanderplatz Station, Berlin (solo)
2006
United Nations Miniature, 2000, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Spain (solo)
2006
Concretion, le Creux de l'enfer centre d'art contemporain, Thiers (solo)
2006
27th Biennial of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo Brazil
2006
International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville, Seville, Spain
2006
Into Me/Out of Me, PS 1 MoMA, New York
2006
Heart of Darkness, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
2006
Infinite Painting, Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Kunstmuseum, Liechtensein, Vaduz
2006
Notations: Energy Yes!, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
2006
Alexanderplatz U2, Berlin, Neue Gesellschaft fur bildende Kunst, Berlin
2006
Surprise, Surprise, ICA, London
2006
The Grand Promenade, Hellenic Ministry of Culture, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
2006
The Green Coffin, Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli, Italy
2006
The Procession, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover Germany
2006
Superficial Engagement, Gladstone Gallery, New York
2005
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
2005
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
2005
Utopia, Utopia = One World One War One Army One Dress, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
2005
Anschool II, Museu Serralves, Portugal
2004
Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
2004
Palais de Tokyo, Paris“24h Foucault”
2004
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
2004
Aubervilliers, France, Musée Précaire Albinet
2004
Skulptur Sortier Station, Varsovie
2003
Chantal Crousel Gallery, Paris
2003
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
2003
Alfonso Artiaco, Pozzuoli, Naples Italy
2002
Arndt & Partner, Berlin
2002
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, "Cavemanman"
2002
Universität Zürich-Irchel, Zurich, "Liubov Popova Kiosk," n°7
2001
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (Prix Marcel Duchamp
2001
MACBA, Barcelone
2001
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
2001
Kunsthaus, Zürich (Preis für junge schweizer Kunst)
2001
La Salle de bains, Lyon
2000
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
2000
The Renaissance Society, Chicago
1999
Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin

Publications

2009
Walking in My Mind, Hayward Gallery, London
2008
27a. Bienal de São Paulo: Como Viver Junto, Eds. Lisette Lagnado and Adriano Pedrosa, Casac Naify, São Paulo, 2008
2008
Paixóns Privadas, Visións Públicas Collections D.O. Galicia, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Spain, 2008
2008
Stations: 100 Masterpieces of Contemporary Art, DuMont Buchverlag, Köln, 2008
2008
This is Not to be Looked At: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2008
2008
Stand-alone, Museo Tamayo, Mexico, 2008.
2008
Qu’est-ce que La Sculpture Aujourd’hui? Caroline Cross, Beaux Arts. Editions 2008
2007
Into Me/Out of Me, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, 2007
2007
Collage: The Unmonumental Picture, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
2007
Michalka, Matthias, The Artist as…, MUMOK, Wien, 2007.
2007
Volksgarten: Politics of Belonging, Walther König, 2007