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TOMÀS SARACENO

b. 1973
lives and works in Berlin

EDUCATION

2012
Inaugural Visiting Artist, MIT’s Center for Art, Science & Technology, Cambridge

2010 
Residency at Atelier Calder - Calder Prize, Saché, France

2009
International Space Studies Program, NASA Center Ames, Silicon Valley, CA

2003-2004
Postgraduate on Art and Architecture
Progettazione e Produzione delle Arti Visive - IUAV, Venice

2001-2003
Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt am Main

1999-2000
Escuela Superior de bellas Ares de la Nación Ernesto de la Carcova
Postgraduate on Art & Architecture

1992-1999
Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Argentina
UBA - Architect

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Aerocene ⋅ Esther Schipper, Berlín, Alemania

Many suns and worlds  Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium.  

2015
Aerocene, Solutions COP21 ⋅ Grand Palais, Paris, United Nations Climate Change Conference COP21

Aerocene  Espace Muraille, Geneva, Switzerland

Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Session  NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore 

Becoming Aerosolar  Hauser21er, Vienna, Austria      

2013
Tomás Saraceno – In den Umlaufbauen  Kunst Sammlung NRW, K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf

Tomás Saraceno  Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen

2012

On Space Time Foam  HangarBicocca, Milano

14 Billions (Working Title)  Kunsthalle Helsinki Taidehalli, Helsinki

Cloud Cities  Maison Hermès, Tokyo

Tomás Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud Cities ⋅ Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

2011
Cloud Cities  Neue Nationale Galerie - Museum für Gegenwart - Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

Cloud-Specific  Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO, USA

Cloudy Dunes. When Friedman Meets Bucky On Air-Port-City  MACRO Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome

Labor  Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K20 Grabbeplatz, Dusseldorf, Germany

2010
14 billions (working title)  Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

Cloud Cities Connectome ⋅ Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Tomas Saraceno: Lighter than air  Houston Blaffer Gallery, Houston, USA (touring exhibition)

Cloud-Cities  Pinksummer Contemporary Art, Genova, IT

Tomas Saraceno  BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

From Camogli to San Felipe, spiders weaving stars  Fondazione Pierluigi e Natalina Remotti, Camogli, Italy

Sculpture project  ROSSMARKT3, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2009
Tomas Saraceno: Lighter than air ⋅ Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA (touring exhibition)

Biosphere (as part of the exhibition "RETHINK Relations")  Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

Tomas Saraceno  Mudam Musée d‘Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg Cloudy House, 

Tomas Saraceno  Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen

2008
Galaxies forming along filaments, like droplets along the strands of a spiders web  Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Cloudy Dunes  Fondazione Garrone, Genova, IT

2007
Air-Port-City  De Vleeshal, Middelburg, NL

Opening  AEREA Christian Larsen, Stockholm

Biosphere MW32 Air-Port-City  Pinksummer Gallery, Genova, IT

Microscale, Macroscale and Beyond: Large-Scale Implications of Small-Scale Experiments  Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley CA, USA

2006
On Water  Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain

Cloudy Dunes Air-Port-City ⋅ Attitudes - espace d'arts contemporains, Geneva

Air-Port-City  Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA

Cumulus ⋅ The Curve - Barbican Art Centre, London

Infinitive Actives  Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, DE

2005
Sehnsüchtig gleiten Ballone rund um die Welt  Green Light Pavilion, Berlin

2004
On- Air  Pinksummer Gallery, Genova, IT

2003
In-migration  Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
The Essential Bruce Springsteen ⋅ Andersen's Contemporary, Denmark 

2012
Wir sind alle Astronauten Universum Richard Buckminster Fuller im Spiegel zeitgenössischer Kunst /We are all Universal Astronauts : Richard Buckminster Fuller mirrored in Contemporary Art ⋅ Zeppelinmuseum Friedrichshafen (touring exhibition)

2011
The Divine Comedy: Olafur Eliasson, Ai Weiwei, & Tomás Saraceno  Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

Private/ Corporate VI - The Collection of Juan & Patricia Vergez  Buenos Aires, in Conversation with the Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart/Berlin; Daimler Contemporary, Haus Huth, Berlin

20 Jahre Gegenwart  MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main

Cloud Cities  Perth International Arts Festival, Perth, Australia

Hearts Towada Project  Arts Towada, Tokyo

Redesigning Nature  Städtische Galerie Bremen, DE (touring exhibition)

The End of Money, Witte de With  Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam

Wir sind alle Astronauten Universum Richard Buckminster Fuller im Spiegel zeitgenössischer Kunst /We are all Universal Astronauts : Richard Buckminster Fuller mirrored in Contemporary Art  MARTA Herford, Herford

Merz World: Yona Friedman & Tomas Saraceno  Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich

2010
Redesigning Nature  Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna (touring exhibition)

Realidad y Utopía  Akademie der Künste, Berlin

Movin' Space  KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, DK

Tales of Resistance and Change: Artists from Argentina  Frankfurter Kunstverein

Rethink Contemporary Art and Climate  Change Rogaland Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway

Art for the world  World Expo Shanghai, China

Afuera ⋅ Centro Cultural España Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina

Radical conceptual - Positionen aus der Sammlung des MMK  MMK, Frankfurt/Main

Between here and there  Miami Art Museum, USA

Klimakapseln  Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, DE

Languages and Experimentations: Young artists in a contemporary collection  MART, Rovereto, Italy

In Defense of Nature ⋅ East Ayrshire Museum, Scotland

Bianco y Nero  Udine Art Festival, Udine, Italy

2009
53rd Biennale de Venezia  Venice, Italy

WANÅS 2009: FOOTPRINTS  Wanås Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden

In Defense of Nature  Barbican Art Center, London, UK

Life Forms  Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

Labyrinth :: Freiheit  Franzensfeste Fortress, Italy

Earth  Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Dome Culture in the 21st Century  Art in General, New York, USA

2008
Psycho Buildings – Artists and Architecture  Hayward Gallery, London, UK

Sonsbeek 2008: Grandeur  Arnhem, The Netherlands

Liverpool Biennial 2008  Liverpool, UK

50 Moons of Saturn  T2 Torino Triennale, Turin

Peripheral Vision and Collective Body  Museion Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy

Greenwashing  Fondazione Sandretto Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

Experiment Marathon Reykjavic  Reykjavic Art Museum, Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavic, Iceland

Kunst Naturligvis  Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, DK

we have a dream  Spazio Gerra, Reggio Emilia

Art Focus Jerusalem ⋅ Israel

Megastructure Reloaded  Berlin, Germany

48°C Public.Art.Ecology  Delhi, India

ROOMING IN! Claus Andersen visits Patricia Low  Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland

2007
Brave New Worlds  Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

Biennale de Lyon 2007  Lyon, France

Hector German Oesterheld, La Aventura Continua  Museo de Arte y Memoria, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Poetic Cosmos of the Breath  Air-Show Gunpowder Park, London, UK

On Water  Art Basel Unlimited, Switzerland

In Cima alle Stelle: L'Universo tra Arte, Archeologia e Scienza  Aosta, Forte di Bard, Italy

Still Life Art: Ecology and the Politics of Change  Sharjah Biennal, UAE

Situazione isola, a new Urbanism  Isola Art Center, Milano, Italy

Weather Report: Climate Change and Visual Arts  Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

The Domain of the Great Bear 3/3 Kosmische Sehnsucht ⋅ Kunstraum München e.V., Munich, DE

2006
On Mobility  Berlin Büro Friedrich, Berlin, DE

On Mobility  De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Buenos dias Santiago  Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago de Chile, Chile
I still believe in miracles ⋅ ARC (Musee d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris), France Reconstruction 1, Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, UK

Busan Biennale  Busan, South Korea

How to live together  Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil

Presented by  Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna, Austria

2005
Luna Park. Fantastic Art  Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Italy.

Dialectic of Hope  First Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

The Opening  Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen

Project Rotterdam  Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Pursuit of Happiness  Leidsche Rijn, The Netherlands

La Strada Fuori uso 2005 ⋅ Pescara, Italy

2004
What is in my apartment when I’m not there  Berlin, Germany

Open Duende  Duende, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Universal Outstretch ⋅ Flaca Gallery, London, UK

Common Property  6. Werkleitz Biennale, Halle, DE

ZIM- Zwaanshals in Motion  Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2003
Here we come  Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, DE

Utopia Station, Dreams and Conflicts: The Dictatorship of the Viewer ⋅ Biennale de Venice, Italy

Un-build Cities  Kunstverein Bonn, DE

Art-gentina  The Buena Vista Building, Miami, USA

2002
X-position  Architekturzentrum Wien, Vienna, Austria

Peace and Love  Palazzo Buonauguro, Bassano, Italy

Xposition ⋅ Berlague Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Next  Biennale Venice, Italy

Mobile HIV/AID Health Clinic for Africa  RIBA London, UK

2001
Real Presence ⋅ Tito Museum, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro

El Suelo en Renuncio  Ministerio de fomento Arquería de los Nuevos Ministerios, Madrid, Spain

Neue Welt  Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main, DE

PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS

2008
On clouds (Air-Port-City) ⋅ Towada Arts Center, Towada, Japan

2007
Flying Garden  EPO Munich, Germany

SELECTED AWARDS

2010
1822  Kunstpreis

2009  
Calder Prize  Calder Foundation in association with Scone Foundation

2003-2004 
Hessische Kulturstiftung in Rotterdam

2003-2004 
el Fondo Nacional de las Artes-Argentina Italia-Venezia IUAV

2003 
16.Bundeswettbewerb des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung / 1st Prize