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Tino Sehgal

British-German, b. 1976

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Tino Sehgal

British-German, b. 1976

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Biography

Since the early 21st century, Tino Sehgal has resolutely resisted producing tangible art objects. Rather, he is celebrated for his ephemeral, choreographed “constructed situations”, through which he challenges conventions of meaning and value. His practice is shaped by his training as a dancer, his study of economics, and his conviction that there is too much stuff in the world. Sehgal sees the art industry as an economic microcosm, centered on the production and distribution of goods. “The museum is this place where objects are given amazing value, and it seemed interesting to go into this place and not do that,” he explains. All of his pieces are enacted by “players,” who dance, sing, or engage each other and viewers in conversation, thereby modeling a different value system, one based on actions and social encounters and the resonance of these experiences.

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Solo show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 11 more
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Group show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 11 more
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Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 3 more
Biography

Since the early 21st century, Tino Sehgal has resolutely resisted producing tangible art objects. Rather, he is celebrated for his ephemeral, choreographed “constructed situations”, through which he challenges conventions of meaning and value. His practice is shaped by his training as a dancer, his study of economics, and his conviction that there is too much stuff in the world. Sehgal sees the art industry as an economic microcosm, centered on the production and distribution of goods. “The museum is this place where objects are given amazing value, and it seemed interesting to go into this place and not do that,” he explains. All of his pieces are enacted by “players,” who dance, sing, or engage each other and viewers in conversation, thereby modeling a different value system, one based on actions and social encounters and the resonance of these experiences.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 11 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 11 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 3 more
Articles Featuring Tino Sehgal
How Performance Art Entered the Mainstream
Nov 3rd, 2015
How Performance Art Entered the Mainstream
Tino Sehgal’s Latest Exhibition Is Anything But Performance
Jul 21st, 2015
Tino Sehgal’s Latest Exhibition Is Anything But Performance
The Next Art World Celebrities: See Who Brought Home the Silver and Gold at the 55th Venice Biennale
Jun 3rd, 2013
The Next Art World Celebrities: See Who Brought Home the Silver and Gold at the 55th Venice Biennale
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