Artist Profile

Tino Sehgal

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Tino Sehgal was born 1976 in London, United Kingdom. He studied political economy and dance in Berlin and Essen. The artist lives and works in Berlin.


In 2013 Tino Sehgal was awarded the Golden Lion at the 55th Venice Biennale, as well as representing Germany in the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005. He participated in dOCUMENTA 13 in 2012. In 2016 the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart foundation awarded Tino Sehgal the Hans Molfenter Prize. In 2013 he was also nominated for the Turner Prize and in 2006 for the Hugo Boss Prize at the Guggenheim Museum New York.


The artist has exhibited extensively. Among his institutional solo exhibitions are: Tino Sehgal, Remai Modern, Saskatoon (2022); Tino Sehgal, Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig (2022); Art City, Special Project of Arte Fiera, Bologna (2022); Tino Sehgal at Blenheim Park & Gardens, Blenheim Art Foundation, Oxfordshire (2021); The Performative Art of Tino Sehgal, MARe Museum of Recent Art, Bucharest (2020); This Success/This Failure, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg (2018); This You, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (2018), Tino Sehgal, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart (2018); Tino Sehgal, OGR Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Turin (2018); Tino Sehgal, Fondation Beyeler, Basel (2017); Carte Blanche to Tino Sehgal, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2016); These Associations, Albertinum, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden (2016); A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2015); Tino Sehgal, KIASMA, Helsinki (2015); Tino Sehgal, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2015); This is so contemporary, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2014); Tino Sehgal, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal (2013); These Associations, Tate Turbine Hall, London (2012); Tino Sehgal, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (2011) and Tino Sehgal, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010).


Tino Sehgal has also participated in numerous biennales and group exhibitions including: Une Seconde d’éternité, Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection, Paris (2022-23); The Sun Machine Is Coming Down, ICC Berlin, organized by Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin (2021); Beethoven Moves, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna (2020);Down to Earth, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2020); IF THE SNAKE, Okayama Art Summit, Okayama (2019);Making Art Public, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2019); Take Me (I’m Yours), Villa Medici, Rome (2018); Welt ohne Außen, Gropius Bau, Berlin (2018); A Prelude to the Shed, The Shed, New York (2018); Kunsthalle for Music, Witte de With, Rotterdam (2018); Like a Moth to a Flame, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2017); Duet with Artist. Participation as Artistic Principle, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen (2017); Décor, Boghossian Foundation, Villa Empain, Brussels (2016); Accrochage, Punta della Dogana, Venice (2016); The Natural Order of Things, Fundacíon Jumex, Mexico City (2016); Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh (2016); A Stroll through a fun palace, Architecture Bienniale Venice (2014); The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale, curated by Massimiliano Gioni (2013); the 9th Shanghai Biennale (2012); Gwangju Biennale (2010); Lyon Bienniale, France (2007); the Tate Triennial at Tate Britain, London (2006); the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2005); the Venice Bienniale, Italy (2003) and Manifesta, Frankfurt (2002).


His work is held in the collections of: Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; FNAC, Paris; FRAC Rhône-Alpes, Lyon; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; John Kaldor Family Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen; Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montreal; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate, London; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.