Tomás Saraceno, ‘Galaxies forming along filaments, like droplets along the strands of a spiders web’, 2005, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Tomas Saraceno: Galaxies Forming Along Filaments, Like Droplets Along the Strands of a Spider’s Web, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, March 22 – April 19, 2008

50 Moons of Saturn: T2 Torino Triennale, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Castello by Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Rivoli-Torino; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino; Pallazzino della Società Promotrice delle Arti, Torino, November 6, 2008 – February 1, 2009

Tomas Saraceno: Lighter than Air, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, May 14 – August 30, 2009; Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston, May 14 – August 7, 2010

Birnbaum, Daniel, ed. 50 Moons of Saturn: T2 Torino Triennale. Milan: Skira, 2008. Illustrated in color on p. 386.

About Tomás Saraceno

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.

Argentine-German, b. 1973, Tucunan, Argentina, based in Berlin, Germany