Hans Haacke

Façade of Safehouse on Opening Day, 2008. 18 x 22 x 40 feet. Existing house, stainless steel, steel, wood, plywood, Gatorade ®, lead-encapsulation paint, automotive body and paint finishes, 12,000 brass thumbtacks, 6,000 unique hand-drawn Fundred Dollar Bills. Courtesy of the Artist.

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Hans Haacke, born 1936 in Cologne, Germany. Lives in New York since 1965. Taught from 1967 to 2002 at The Cooper Union. Personal exhibitions at Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld; Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Renaissance Society, Chicago; Tate Gallery, London; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Venice Biennale; Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Portikus, Frankfurt; Serpentine Gallery, London; Generali Foundation, Vienna; Deichtorhallen Hamburg and Akademie der Künste, Berlin, 2006; Museo nacional centro de arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; 4th Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London, 2015.

Works included in 4 Documentas, the Biennials of Venice, São Paulo, Sydney, Tokyo, Johannesburg, Gwangju, Sharjah, Mercosul, and the Whitney Biennial, New York. Shared with Nam June Paik Golden Lion for German Pavilion at Venice Biennial 1993.

Last updated: Jan 30, 2017