Tobias Rehberger

German, b. 1966

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Tobias Rehberger

German, b. 1966

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Among Germany’s leading contemporary artists, Tobias Rehberger presents visually confounding objects and environments that question the ways art is defined. Playing with perception, literally and conceptually, the Golden Lion winner works across media, creating installations, sculptures, paintings, and sound and video art. “The bottom line, to put it very basically,” he has said, “is…what is art anyway?” His work can be understood as the repetitive asking of this question without the expectation of a fixed conclusion. His installations have been included in both the 50th and 53rd Venice Biennales. For the former, Rehberger presented a canopy of lamps, which could be turned on by switches located in seven different places around the world, among them a pumpkin field in Romania.

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Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and 5 more
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Palais de Tokyo, and 9 more
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Artforum, and 4 more
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Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 3 more
Biography

Among Germany’s leading contemporary artists, Tobias Rehberger presents visually confounding objects and environments that question the ways art is defined. Playing with perception, literally and conceptually, the Golden Lion winner works across media, creating installations, sculptures, paintings, and sound and video art. “The bottom line, to put it very basically,” he has said, “is…what is art anyway?” His work can be understood as the repetitive asking of this question without the expectation of a fixed conclusion. His installations have been included in both the 50th and 53rd Venice Biennales. For the former, Rehberger presented a canopy of lamps, which could be turned on by switches located in seven different places around the world, among them a pumpkin field in Romania.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and 5 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 9 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 3 more
Shows Featuring Tobias Rehberger
Articles Featuring Tobias Rehberger
Art Taipei Ups the Ante with Influx of International Galleries
Oct 30th, 2015
Douglas Gordon and Tobias Rehberger Invite Ibiza Party-Goers to “Think a Little”
Aug 4th, 2015
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