born 1976 in London, England
lives and works in Berlin, Germany
This is new, 2003
Tino Sehgal’s practice was an inspiration for 13 Rooms. Since 2000, he has initiated “situations” that create unique encounters between people. His work is generated by the connections and interactions between visitors and participants, and takes shape in the moment when a visitor encounters it.
For 13 Rooms, Sehgal presented his work This is new, 2003. Sehgal’s work leaves no material trace, and is not permitted to be photographed or filmed. Solo exhibitions of Sehgal’s work have been held around the world, including at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. In 2005 he represented Germany at the Venice Biennale and in 2010 presented a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, New York. His largest work to date, These associations, was constructed for the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in 2012 as part of the gallery’s Unilever Series. In 2014 Sehgal presented Kaldor Public Art Project 29, This is so contemporary, which was reprised for Project 35: Making Art Public in 2019.