Born 1964 in Brunnen, Switzerland.

Lives and works in New York.


1986–1990 Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna


1995 Swiss Eidgenössischer Preis für freie Kunst, Switzerland
1994 Swiss Eidgenössischer Preis für freie Kunst, Switzerland
1991 Swiss Eidgenössischer Preis für freie Kunst, Switzerland

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2017 let's start this day again, CAC Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
your age and my age and the age of the rainbow, The Garage, Moscow
2016 giorni d'oro + notti d'argento, MACRO Testaccio and the Mercati di Traiano, Rome
Seven Magic Mountains, Art Production Fund and Nevada Museum of Art, Desert of Nevada
Vocabulary of Solitude, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
2014 Ugo Rondinone: Breathe Walk Die, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai
2013 Ugo Rondinone: we run through a desert in burning feet, all of us are glowing our faces look twisted, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Ugo Rondinone: Human Nature, Public Art Fund, Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY
thank you silence, M Museum, Leuven
2012 Wisdom? Peace? Blank? All of this?, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Nude, Cycladic Art Museum, Athens
2010 The Night of Lead, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
2009 The Night of Lead, MUSAC, Léon
2006 zero built a nest in my navel, Whitechapel Gallery, London
2003 roundelay, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2002 no how on, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
2000 So much Water so close to home, MoMa PS1, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2017 The Transported Man, Broad Art Museum, Lansing, MI
2016 The Infinite Mix, Hayward Gallery, London
Human Scale, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Takashi Murakami's Superflat Collection, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama
Seven Artists from the John Kaldor Family Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2015 About trees, Paul Klee Zentrum, Bern
Greater New York, MoMa PS1, New York, NY
Work Hard, Swiss Institute, New York, NY
2014 The Human Factor, Hayward Gallery, London
Elevation 1049: Between Heaven and Hell, LUMA Foundation, Gstaad
2013 Nasher XChange, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
Lifelike, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Una Posibilidad de Escape. Para Asaltar el Estudio de la Realidad y Volver a Grabar el Universo, Espai D'Art Contemporani de Castelló, Castellon
2007 52nd Venice Biennale

Curated Exhibitions (selection)

2016 I love John Giorno, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2015 Artists and Poets, Secession, Vienna
2011 The spirit level, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
2007 The third mind, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Referring concurrently to the natural world, romanticism and existentialism, the works of Ugo Rondinone encapsulate a “mental trinity” that has underpinned his art for thirty years.


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