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Carsten Höller

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Carsten Höller, born in Brussels, studied agricultural science at the University of Kiel in Germany, where he received his doctorate in 1993 with a dissertation on olfactory communication among insects. While working as a scientist in the 1980s, he started to methodically employ experiments as a process in artistic works as well. In 1993, Höller was invited to take part in the Aperto show at the Venice Biennale and in 1997 he was represented at documenta X with House for Pigs and People, a joint work with Rosemarie Trockel. In 2005, he collaborated with Miriam Backström on an installation for the Swedish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. His work has also been the subject of important solo exhibitions at the New Museum, New York (2011); Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2010); Kunsthaus Bregenz (2008); MASS MoCA, North Adams, USA (2006); Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille (2004); ICA Boston, Massachusetts, USA (2003); and Fondazione Prada, Milan (2000).

Project for Vitra:
2014 Vitra Slide Tower on the Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein