Carsten Holler – biography
Carsten Höller was born in Brussels in 1961. Now he lives and works in Stockholm. After taking a degree in Agronomy and specializing in phytopathology with a thesis on olfactory communication among insects, Carsten Höller has conquered the world of contemporary art, above all in the nineties with his pseudo-scientific approach.
Carsten Höller explores the objective reality, and the perception by using disorientation as indispensable characteristic of all his works, which today are admired by collectors around the world. By rotating mushrooms suspended from the ceiling of the Prada Foundation in 2000 to the five steel chutes Test Siteinstallati in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern in London in 2006 for the Unilever Series, up to his most recent exhibition, Soma, at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museumfür Gegenwart in Berlin.
The artist was chosen to represent Sweden at the 51st International Art Exhibition – Venice Biennale, as well as having participated several times at the Biennial of Sao Paulo and documents. Soon the New Museum in New York will present his monograph, which will be really exposed the better artist.
His art has always embraced aesthetic and scientific research. The themes of his projects are the great feelings, such as love, joy, in relation to biological predispositions, including the instinct to spawn, all feelings describable in the humanities of things. However he analyzes them with eye and scientific.
He has participated in major international exhibitions, such as in 1993 as part of the Open XLV Venice Biennale, in 1996 in Manifesta 1 in Rotterdam, in 1997 Documenta X in Kassel in 1998 in Manifesta 2 in Luxembourg and Berlin Biennial. So we do not miss anything is done.
In Italy many of his works can be found at the Galleria Massimo De Carlo in Milan, where you can buy a few pieces to be exhibited pride in their own home. Why not?