Thomas Demand, ‘Grotte / Grotto’, 2006, Sprüth Magers

'Unter der Erde. Von Kafka bis Kippenberger', Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, April 5 - August 10, 2014
'A Sense of Place', Pier24 Photography, San Francisco, July 2013-May 2014
'Thomas Demand', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, November 30, 2012 - March 17, 2013
'Thomas Demand', Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokio, May 19 - July 8, 2012
'15 Years of Collecting. Against the Grain', Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, May 16 - September 06, 2009
'Interieur/ Exterieur: Living in Art', Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, November 29, 2008 - April 13, 2009
'Processo Grottesco / Yellowcake', Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, June 6 - July 7, 2007
'From the Earth to the Moon: Metaphors for Travel (Part II)', Castello di Rivoli, May 22 - August 26, 2007
'Regen Projects_Thomas Demand', Los Angeles, October 21 - November 25, 2006
'Thomas Demand', Serpentine Gallery, London, June 6 - August 20, 2006

Irish Museum of Modern Art. (2007). Thomas Demand: L'Esprit d'Escalier. Köln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König. p.108

About Thomas Demand

Thomas Demand creates large-scale photographs that probe the relationship between reproduction and original. Trained as a sculptor, the German artist reconstructs media images of complex interior scenes using ephemeral materials like paper and cardboard. After photographing the painstakingly-crafted, life-sized models, Demand destroys them, leaving only photographic evidence of their fleeting existence. Demand's images often suggest recent activity, yet are eerily devoid of people, resembling the appearance of a film set or even a forensic photograph. Describing his practice of sculpture-based photography, Demand once said, "My work is in itself a ghost of my vision."

German, b. 1964, Munich, Germany, based in Berlin, Germany and Los Angeles, California