Carsten Höller

Born in Brussels to German parents, Carsten Höller lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden and Biriwa, Ghana. Trained as a scientist, his work as an artist concentrates on the nature of human relationships. His works have been shown internationally over the last two decades, including solo exhibitions at Fondazione Prada, Milan, the ICA Boston, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin , New Museum, New York Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary , Vienna, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence , Museo Tamayo, Mexico City and most recently the Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen.

 

In his abstract works, Höller crosses the border of entertainment to question the notions of identity and language. The Punktebild series takes as a starting point an experiment carried out in the 1970s at the University of Uppsala, which aimed to prove that the human eye needs only very few landmarks to discern movement and form, the artist tests the limits of perception and representation.