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Hans Haacke

1936, New York, États-Unis d'Amérique

Hans Haacke (Cologne, Germany, 1936) lives and works in New York. He studied at the Staatliche Werkakademie in Kassel, Germany (1960) and continued his studies at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia (1962). In most of his works after the late 1960s, Hans Haacke focused on the art world and the exchange system between museums, corporations, and executives; he often highlights their specific effects on the site. Through his works, Hans Haacke aims to demystify the relationship between museums and corporations and their individual practices.

Several solo exhibitions have been dedicated to him, including at the New Museum, New York (1986, 2019); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2012); and MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA (1967, 2011). He has also participated in international exhibitions such as documenta, Kassel (1972, 1982, 1987, 1997, 2017); Lyon Biennale (2017); Venice Biennale (1976, 1993, 2009, 2015); Liverpool Biennial (2014); among others. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 1993 (shared with Nam June Paik), the Arnold-Bode-Prize in 1919, and the Goslarer Kaiserring in 2020.