Carsten Höller

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 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.

Carsten Höller was born in 1961 in Brussels, Belgium. His works have been shown internationally over the last two decades, including “Synchro System,” Fondazione Prada, Milan (2000); “Light Corner,” Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2002); “One Day One Day,” Färgfabriken, Stockholm (2003); “Half Fiction,” ICA, Boston (2003); Portikus, Frankfurt (2003); “7,8 Hz,” Le Consortium, France (2004); “Une exposition à Marseille,” Musée d'Art Contemporain, France (2004); “The Unilever Series: Carsten Höller: Test Site,” Tate Modern, London (2006); “Surprise, Surprise,” Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2006); “Into me/Out of me,” P.S.1. Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City (2006); “Amusement Park,” MASS MoCA, Massachusetts (2006); “Carrousel,” Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2008); “The Double Club,” Fondazione Prada, London (2008); “Double Slide,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Croatia (2009); “Divided Divided,” Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2010); “SOMA,” Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2010); “Carsten Höller Enel Contemporanea 2011: Double Carousel with Zöllner Stripes,” Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Italy (2011); “Experience,” New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2011); “Teben,” Thyssen–Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna (2014); “Golden Mirror Carousel,” National Gallery of Victoria, Australia (2014–15); “ArcelorMittal Orbit,” Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London (2016); and “Doubt,” Pierelli HangarBicocca, Milan (2016).

Höller currently lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden, and Biriwa, Ghana.