Born 1973 in Tucumán, Argentina.

Lives and works in Berlin.

Education

2009 International Space Studies Program, NASA Center Ames, Silicon Valley, CA
2003–2004 Postgraduate on Art and Architecture, Progettazione e Produzione delle Arti Visive, Venice
2001–2003 Städelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt
1999–2000 Postgraduate on Art and Architecture, Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de la Nación Ernesto de la Carcova, Buenos Aires
1992–1999 Degree Architecture, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2017 Tomás Saraceno: How to Entangle the Universe in a Spider Web, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires
Aerosolar Journeys, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen
2016–2017 Stillness in Motion — Cloud Cities, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2016 ONE HUNDRED SIXTY THREE THOUSAND LIGHT YEARS, MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey
Many Suns and Worlds, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels
Solar Bell Ensemble, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
2015 14 Billions, SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand
Aerocene, UN COP21 Climate Summit, Grand Palais, Paris
Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Session, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore
Becoming Aerosolar, 21er Haus, Vienna
2014 Cosmic Jive. Tomás Saraceno: The Spider Sessions, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genova
2013 In Orbit, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf
2012 Tomás Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City, Roof Garden Installation, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
On Space Time Foam, HangarBicocca, Milan
Cloud Cities, Maison Hermès, Tokyo
2011–2012 Cloud Cities, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
2011 Cloud-Specific, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO
2010 14 Billions, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm
Tomás Saraceno: Lighter than air, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX
2009 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2016 Why Not Ask Again?, 11th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai
Architecture of Life, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
2015 Brève histoire de l’avenir, Musée du Louvre, Paris
Le Bord des Mondes, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
The State of the Art of Architecture, Chicago Architectural Biennial, Chicago, IL
2014 Harvest, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
2013 I know you, Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
2013 Portscapes 2, Maasvlakte 2, Rotterdam
2012 Intersections: Science in Contemporary Art, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot
2009 Galaxies Forming Along Filaments, Like Droplets Along The Strands Of A Spider’s Web, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice

Tomás Saraceno is renowned for his visionary projects that imagine a future airborne life. He has collaborated with many scientists to develop innovative ideas and materials. For example, he initiated the first digital scanning of three-dimensional spider webs, the research that resulted in his 14 Billions installation, presented at Bonniers Konsthall in 2010. His ongoing Cloud Cities project includes large-scale installations and smaller sculptures. The vision of a sustainable flying city is inspired by morphology of soap bubbles, spider webs, cellular structures and astronomical diagrams. The works often are constructed from a combination of readily available and highly specialized materials (iridescent foil, flexible solar panels, high-density polyethylene sheeting, polyester cords, but also plywood, mirrors, fishing line, and aluminum).

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