Ugo Rondinone was born in Brunnen, Switzerland in 1964, and lives and works in New York (USA). The world-renowned artist represented Switzerland at the 52nd Venice Biennale. In recent years he has exhibited in the following institutions: SKMO Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway in 2021; Medellín Museum of Modern Art, Colombia, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland, and Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York, USA in 2019; Fundación Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, Mexico, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark, and Tate Liverpool, United Kingdom in 2018; Bass Museum of Art, Miami, United States, Berkeley Art Museum, and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California, United States, and Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States; Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia in 2017; and Carré d'Art, Nîmes, France; Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, USA in 2016. Rondinone recently created a number of large projects such as Human Nature, Rockefeller Plaza, New York (2013), the immense, public installation Seven Magic Mountains, in the desert of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States (2016), and the exhibition I <3 John Giorno, a collaboration between twelve non-profit organisations from New York (2016).
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