Hans Haacke

Hans Haacke, born in Cologne, Germany (1936), has lived in New York since the early 1960s. He taught at Cooper Union (New York) from 1967 – 2002. Solo exhibitions include: Tate Gallery (London) 1984; New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York) 1986; Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris) 1989; Deichtorhallen (Hamburg) and Akademie der Künste (Berlin) 2006; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid) 2012. His work has been included in four Documentas and the Biennials of Tokyo, Sydney, São Paulo, Venice, Johannesburg, Gwangju, the Whitney (New York), and Sharjah. In 1993, he shared the Golden Lion award with Nam June Paik for best pavilion of 1993 Venice Biennial. "Free Exchange," a conversation with Pierre Bourdieu, was published by Stanford University Press (1995), and in 2000 he created “DER BEVÖLKERUNG” (To the Population), a permanent installation inside Reichstag (German Parliament building). Other prominent works include “Denkzeichen Rosa Luxemburg,” a permanent installation in a public square (Berlin, 2005), and the temporary installation of “Gift Horse,” commissioned by London Mayoralty for 4th Plinth (Trafalgar Square, 2015).

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