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)

2018 Carte Blanche to Tomás Saraceno, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (upcoming)
A Thermodynamic Imaginary, MAAT Museum of Art and Architecture, Lisbon
Aerographies, Fosun Foundation, Shanghai
2017 Tomás Saraceno: How to Entangle the Universe in a Spider Web, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires
Aerosolar Journeys, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen; Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich
Entangled Orbits, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore
Our Interplanetary Bodies, ACC Asia Culture Center, Gwangju
2016–2017 Stillness in Motion. Cloud Cities, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
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
Cloud City, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Oklahoma City
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
Tomás Saraceno, Taidehalli Kunsthalle, Helsinki
2011–2012 Cloud Cities, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
2011 Cloud-Specific, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO
Cloudy Dunes. When Friedman Meets Bucky On Air-Port-City, MACRO Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome
2010 14 Billions, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm
Tomás Saraceno: Lighter than air, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Tomás Saraceno, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
From Camogli to San Felipe, spiders weaving stars, Fondazione Pierluigi e Natalina Remotti, Camogli
2009 Tomás Saraceno: Lighter than Air, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2008 Cloudy Dunes, Fondazione Garrone, Genova
2007 Microscale, Macroscale and Beyond: Large-Scale Implications of Small-Scale Experiments, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley
2006 Infinite Actives, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2018 Manifesta 12, Palermo
Floating Utopias, nGbk, Berlin
2017 Voyage d'Hiver, Contemporary Art at Versailles, Château de Versailles, Versailles
Floating Worlds, 14th Biennale de Lyon, La Sucrière, Lyon
Mentally Yellow (High Noon), Kunstmuseum Bonn and Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich
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
Are We Human?, 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, Istanbul
Parc de Sculptures Contemporaines, Domaine du Puy, Le Muy
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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