Over the past twenty years, Ugo Rondinone (b. 1964, Brunnen, Switzerland) has produced a strikingly diverse body of work that encompasses multiple mediums, including sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, video, and curatorial projects. Through trance-inducing mandala paintings, large-scale drawings from nature, or immersive multi-channel video environments, Rondinone’s poetic and evocative work explores the emotional and psychic depth of human experience. In recent years he has increasingly turned his attention to public projects, including neon rainbow signs and large-scale figurative works.
Rondinone has exhibited widely in Europe and the United States and in 2007 he represented Switzerland (with Urs Fischer) at in the 52nd Venice Biennale. Major solo exhibitions have been presented by Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland (2010); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla, León, Spain (2009); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark (2009); Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (2008); Hayward Gallery, London (2008); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2006); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2003); and Kuntsthalle, Vienna (2002). Rondinone has been included in notable group exhibitions such as the Yokohama Triennale 2011, Japan; Berlin Biennale (1998); Liverpool Biennale, Great Britain (2002); 7th Lyon Biennale, France (2003); 54th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (2004).
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Image: Ugo Rondinone, Where Do We Go From Here, 1999
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