NGC 5457
NGC 5457
NGC 5457

Armory Show 2014

Andersen's Contemporary, DK

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