CARSTEN HÖLLER, Dice (White Body, Black Dots), 2014, glass reinforced polyester resin / fiberglass, and poplar plywood on expanded poly-styrene core and mechanical connectors, 94 1/2 × 94 1/2 × 94 1/2 inches (240 × 240 × 240 cm)
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Carsten Höller (b. 1961, Brussels, Belgium) applies his training as a scientist in his work as an artist, concentrating particularly on the nature of human relationships. His major installations include Test Site (2006), a series of giant slides for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, Amusement Park (2006)—an installation of full-size funfair rides turning and moving at very slow speed at MASS MoCA, North Adams, USA, Flying Machine (1996), a work which hoists the viewer through the air, Upside-Down Goggles, an experiment with goggles which modify vision, The Double Club (2008–09) in London, which opened in November 2008 and closed in July 2009, took the form of a bar, restaurant and nightclub designed to create a dialogue between Congolese and Western culture. His Revolving Hotel Room (2008), a rotating art installation which becomes a fully operational hotel room at night, was shown as part of “theanyspacewhatever” exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in 2009. His works have been shown internationally over the last two decades, including solo exhibitions at Fondazione Prada, Milan (2000); the ICA Boston (2003); Musée d'Art Contemporain, Marseille (2004); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2008); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2010); Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2011), New Museum, New York (2011), TBA 21, Vienna (2014) and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (2014–15).
In summer 2015, Carsten will exhibit at the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale and will have a major exhibition at Hayward Gallery, London.
Höller lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.