Carsten Höller was born in Brussels in 1961. He lives and works in Stockholm. After taking a degree in Agronomy, specializing in phytopathology with a thesis on olfactory communication among insects, Carsten Höller conquered the art world in the 1990s with his pseudo-scientific approach.
Carsten Höller investigates objective reality and its perception by using disorientation as an indispensable characteristic of all his works: from the rotating mushrooms suspended from the ceiling of the Prada Foundation in 2000 to the five steel chutes of Test Site installed in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern in London in 2006 for the Unilever Series, all the way to his latest exhibition, Soma, at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart in Berlin. The artist represented Sweden at the 51st International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennial, and has participated several times at the Biennial of Sao Paulo and at Documenta. The New Museum in New York will soon present a solo show of his work.
Recent exhibitions also include Divided Divided, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2010); Double Slide, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb (2009); Carsten Höller – Carrousel, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz (2008); The Double Club, Fondazione Prada, London (2008).
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