Tomas Saraceno

Tomás Saraceno
1973 Born in San Miguel de Tucumán – Argentina
Lives and works between and beyond the planet earth.

Education
Summer 2009, International Space Studies Program, NASA Center Ames, Silicon Valley, California
2003-2004, Postgraduate on Art and Architecture / Venezia Italia- Progettazione e Produzione delle Arti Visive- IUAV
2001-2003, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Städelschule-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- Degree Architect

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland
Tomás Saraceno, Museo de Arte Moderno Buenos Aires, Argentina
TBD, public commision, Mappletree, Singapore
Wilheim-Hack Museum, Public commision, Taipei, Taiwan
HAT-P-12, Public commision, Taipei, Taiwan

2016
Dark Cosmic Web, pinksummer, Roma
Tomás Saraceno: Stillness in Motion. Cloud Cities, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Tomás Saraceno: Tuning Gravity´s Strings, curated by Peter Weibel,, Zentrum fur kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Many suns and worlds, Vanhaerents art collection, Gent, Belgium
163,000 Light Years, MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico

2015
Aerocene, Espace Muraille, Geneve, Switzerland
Palais the Tokyo, Pairs, France
Becoming Aerosolar, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria
In orbit, K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf, Germany (until end 2015)
14 Billions (Working title), SKMU Sorlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
homecomings: PROJECTIVE SPACE; Berlin, Germany
Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Session, CCA Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore curated by Ute Meta Bauer

2014
Cosmic Jive. Tomás Saraceno. The spider sessions, Museo di Villa Croce, Genoa
Tomas Saraceno, Iridescent Planet, Pinksummer Gallery, Genoa
Pour un monument à l’Anthropocène, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France

2013
In Orbit, at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf, Germany
Tomas Saraceno: Social… Quasi social..Solitary..Spiders.. On hybrid cosmic webs, Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany

2012
On Space Time Foam, Hangar Bicocca, Milano, Italy
Cloud City, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

2011
Cloud Cities, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
Cloudy Dunes. When Friedman Meets Bucky On Air-Port-City, MACRO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Italy
Cloud-Specific, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, USA

2010
Cloud Cities Connectome. Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA
14 billions (working title), Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden travelling to Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
Cloud Cities, Pinksummer Gallery, Genoa
From Camogli to San Felipe, spiders weaving stars, Fondazione Pierluigi e Natalina Remotti,
Camogli, Italy
Tomás Saraceno, Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009
Lighter than Air, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA, travelling to Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, USA
Biospheres (part of the exhibition RETHINK Relations), Statens Museum for Kunst, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Cloudy House, Andersen’s Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

2008
Galaxies forming along filaments, like droplets along the strands of a spiders web, Tanya Bonakdar
Gallery, New York, USA
Cloudy Dunes, Fondazione Garrone, Genoa, Italy
On Clouds (Air-Port-City), Towada Art Center, Towada, Japan (permanent commission)

2007
Air-Port-City, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, Netherlands
Opening, AEREA Christian Larsen, Stockholm, Sweden
Biosphere MW32 Air-Port-City, Pinksummer Gallery, Genoa, Italy
Microscale, Macroscale and Beyond: Large-Scale Implications of Small-Scale Experiments,
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkley, USA

2006
On Water, Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
Cloudy Dunes_Air-Port-City, attitudes – espace d’arts contemporains, Geneve, Switzerland
Air-Port-City,Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA
Cumulus,The Curve , Barbican Art Centre, London, United Kingdom
Infinitive Actives, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (with Personal States by Marjetica Potrc)

2005
Sehnsüchtig gleiten Ballone rund um die Welt, Longing Balloons Are Floating Around the World, Green Light Pavilion, Berlin, Germany

2004
On- Air, Pinksummer Gallery, Genoa, Italy

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017
Future Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

2016
Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, Cina
Socle du Monde Biennale, Herining, Denmark
Istanbul Design Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey
Wolken/Clouds, Arnoldi-LIvie Gallery, Munich, Germany
Collezionismo Contemporaneo a Palazzo Fortuny, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
Mata.Morf biennal, Trondheim, Norway
Architecture of Life, UC Berkley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkley, USA
The Calder Prize 2005-2015, Pace Gallery, London, UK

2015-2016
Wie leben? – Zukunftsbilder von Malewitsch bis Fujimoto, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
The State of the Art of Architecture, Chicago Architectural Biennial Chicago, IL
La Brève Histoire de l’Avenir, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France

2015
Pequod, 11 Columbia, Monaco, France
Aerocene at 2015 UN Climate Change Conference / Solution COP21, Gran Palais, Paris
Le Bord des Mondes, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2014-2015
Haus-Rucker-Co. Architekturutopie Releoded, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany

2014
Lucius Burckhardt and Cedric Price, a stroll through a fun palace, curated bi Hans Ulrich Obrist, Swiss pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice,
Italy
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Swiss Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy
Anthropocene Monument: A symposium-performance, Auditorium les Abattiors, Toulouse, France
Wonder with Molly Nesbit, Tomas Saraceno, and guests, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
500 anos de fututro, 2nd Montevideo Biennale, Montevideo, Uruguay
Harvest, GOMA, Brisbane, Australia
Kroblyos un groviglio di segni – da Parmigianino a Kentridge, Design biennale, Rimini, Italy
Man in the mirror, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Nets: Weaving Webs in Art, Kunsthalle Kiel, Germany
Attention Economy, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria
Vanitas. Motive des Vergänglichen in der zeitgenössischen Skulptur, Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin, Germany
City and Nature, Sapporo International Art Festival 2014, Japan
Seeing / Sounding / Sensing, Massachusetts institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Between the lines, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY

2013
Commision for EMSCHERKUNST 2013 Triennal, Emscher Island, Germany
Flying Plaza for Portscapes 2 (Maasvlaket 2) project, curated by theo Tegelaers, Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands
Poetic Cosmos of the Breath, Mobile M+: Inflation!, M+ museum for visual culture, Hong Kong
Moving. Norman Foster on Art, Carré d’Art –Musée d’art contemporain de Nimes, France
I know you, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

2012
Wide Open School, Hayward Gallery, Soutbank Centr, London, United Kingdom
We are all astronauts: Universe of Buckminster Fuller as reflected in contemporary art, Zeppelin
Museum Friedrichshafen, Germany
Nature’s Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention, Field Museum, Chicago, USA

2011
The Divine Comedy, Olafur Eliasson, Ai Weiwei, Tomás Saraceno, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, USA
Private/Corporate The collection Juan & Patricia Vergez, Buenos Aires Daimler Kunst Sammlung, Stuttgart/Berlin, Daimler Contemporary, Haus Huth,
Berlin, Germany
The End of Money, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
20 Jahre Gegenwart, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

2010
Tales of Resistance and Change. Artists from Argentina, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
Rethink Contemporary Art and Climate Change, Rogaland Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway
Art for the World, World Expo Shanghai, China
Between here and there, Miami Art Museum, Miami, USA
Klimakapseln, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Languages and Experimentations. Young artists in a contemporary collection, MART, Rovereto,Italy
Bianco e Nero, Udine Art Festival, Udine, Italy

2009
Fare Mondi – Making Worlds, 53. Biennale di Venezia, Italian Pavillion, Venice, Italy
Wanas 2009: Footprints, The Wanas Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden
In Defense of Nature, Barbican Art Center, London, UK, travelling to East Ayrshire Museums, East Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

2010
Life Forms, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Labyrinth :: Freiheit, Fortezza/ Festung, Franzensfeste Fortress, Franzenfeste, Italy
Earth: Art of a changing world, Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdome

2008
Psycho Buildings – Artists and Architecture, Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Sonsbeek 2008: Grandeur, Arnhem,The Netherlands
Liverpool Biennial 2008, Liverpool, United Kingdom
50 Moons of Saturn, T2 Torino Triennale, Turin, Italy
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, Denmark
We Have a Dream, Spazio Gerra, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Art Focus 5, The Jerusalem Foundation, Jerusalem, Israel
Megastructure Reloaded, Ehemalige Staatliche Münze Berlin, Germany
48°C Public.Art.Ecology, New Delhi, India

2007
Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
La 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, United Kingdom
In Cima alle Stelle. L’Universo tra Arte, Archeologia e Scienza. Forte di Bard, Aosta, Italy
Still Life Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change, Sharjah Biennal, United Arabs Emirates
Situazion 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

2006
On Mobility, Berlin Büro Friedrich, Berlin, Germany, travelling to De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Buenos dias Santiago, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago de Chile, Chile
I still believe in miracles*, ARC, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Luna Park. Frantastic Art, Villa Manin, Codroipo, Italy.
Reconstruction 1, Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Everywhere, Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea
How to live together, 27° Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil

2005
Dialectic of Hope, First Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
The Opening, Andersen_s Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark
Project Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Pursuit of Happiness, Pavillion Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht The Netherlands
Fuori Uso XVI – La Strada, Ex merato ortofrutticolo, Pescara, Italy
Permanent Indoor Installations
Sundial

Selected Lectures and Residencies
NetSci 2015, International School and Conference on Network Science, Zaragoza, Spain
Residency at MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST), Massachusetts, USA 2012
Atelier Calder, Saché, France 2010
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA 2009
Talk with Bruno Latour, 2015
Louvre Auditorium, Paris, France, , 2015
Space without Rockets (2 Days Symposium and Launch), White Sands, Texas, USA, 2015
Aerocene Seminar at Palais de Tokyo – YoYo, Paris, France, 2015
ArtCOP21 Summit of Creatives, Paris, France, 2015

Selected Awards
1822-Kunstpreis – Art price of the 1822-Foundation of the Frankfurter Sparkasse, 2010
Calder Prize – Calder Foundation in association with Scone Foundation, 2009
First prize – 16. Bundeswettbewerb des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung, 2003

Public Collections
Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Mudam Luxembourg
Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN