During the last decade, Tino Sehgal has become well-known for artworks that primarily exist as live encounters between people. These artworks often directly respond to, and engage with, gallery visitors, and Sehgal refrains from the production or presentation of any actual objects. Educated in both political economics and choreography, his works are marked by critical reflection and intimacy, fusing physical movement with philosophical debate.
Sehgal is nominated for his pioneering projects This variation at Documenta (XIII) and These associations at Tate Modern.
Tino Sehgal was born in London in 1976 and now lives and works in Berlin. He studied at Humboldt University, Berlin, and Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held around the world, including These Associations, The Unilever Series, Tate Modern, London (2012); Tino Sehgal, Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010); ICA, London (2007, 2006, 2005); Kunsthaus Bregenz (2006); and the German pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale (2005). He has participated in numerous group exhibitions such as documenta XIII, Kassel (2013); After Nature, New Museum, New York (2008); New British Art, Tate Triennial 2006, Tate Britain, London (2006); and I promise it’s political, Museum Ludwig, Cologne. He received the Bâloise Prize at Art Basel (2004), the Zurich Prize (2009) and was nominated for the Hugo Boss Prize (2006), and the Preis der Nationalgalerie für Junge Kunst (2007).