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Tomás Saraceno

Argentine-German, b. 1973

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Tomás Saraceno

Argentine-German, b. 1973

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Having studied as an architect, Tomas Saraceno incorporates physics, engineering, and aeronautics into his interactive and evolving artistic structures. Using arachnology, or the study of spiders, to create structures that suggest alternative ways of living, he employs tridimensional webs to better understand how unique building blocks create distinct forms. Saraceno places spiders in cubic frames and leaves them to spin webs, rotating the cubes at various intervals to introduce elements of freedom; the process results in disoriented yet structurally stable webs. Translating the complex geometries culled from his spider studies into habitable structures, Saraceno has built spaces that merge art, architecture, and science, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Cloud City structure and Aerocene at the 2015 United Nations climate change talks in Paris.

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Solo show at a major institution
K21 Standehaus, and 3 more
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Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 2 more
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 6 more
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Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 3 more
Biography

Having studied as an architect, Tomas Saraceno incorporates physics, engineering, and aeronautics into his interactive and evolving artistic structures. Using arachnology, or the study of spiders, to create structures that suggest alternative ways of living, he employs tridimensional webs to better understand how unique building blocks create distinct forms. Saraceno places spiders in cubic frames and leaves them to spin webs, rotating the cubes at various intervals to introduce elements of freedom; the process results in disoriented yet structurally stable webs. Translating the complex geometries culled from his spider studies into habitable structures, Saraceno has built spaces that merge art, architecture, and science, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Cloud City structure and Aerocene at the 2015 United Nations climate change talks in Paris.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
K21 Standehaus, and 3 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 6 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 3 more
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Dec 17th, 2018
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The Shanghai Biennale Finally Ditches the Overdone Dichotomy between East and West
Nov 14th, 2016
The Shanghai Biennale Finally Ditches the Overdone Dichotomy between East and West
Tomás Saraceno’s Latest Project Pleads for Progress on Climate Change at Paris’s COP21 Conference
Dec 5th, 2015
Tomás Saraceno’s Latest Project Pleads for Progress on Climate Change at Paris’s COP21 Conference
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