Sabine Hornig's photographs, sculptures and installations re-envision architectural elements and ubiquitous urban forms to explore the concepts of space, perspective and memory. At once rigiorously formal and poetic, her work recontextualizes familiar places and structures such as storefront windows, urban facades, and school houses through overlapping perspectives and inversions of scale and dimension. By blurring the boundaries between pictoral and real space, viewer and object, Hornig’s work both challenges and expands upon the ways in which her viewers perceive their surroundings at large.
Born in Germany in 1964, Hornig presently lives and works in Berlin. In 1992, she received an M.F.A from Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. The winner of the 1998 Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Award, Hornig was a participating artist in the P.S. 1 International Studio Program in New York from 1999-2000 and at the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles in 2009.
Throughout the past two decades, Hornig has presented numerous solo exhibitions of her work worldwide. Her most notable include Double Transparency at Art Unlimited Basel in Switzerland (2014), Drawing Room in Hamburg, Germany (2014), a site-specific work for Sensory Spaces, an exhibition series at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam (2013), Fenster an der Karl-Marx-Allee, a site-specific installation at Deutsche Bundesbank in Berlin (2010), Room with Large Window at Berlinische Galerie in Berlin (2006), The Second Room at Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon (2005), Projects 78 at Museum of Modern Art in New York (2003), and Prototype - Memory is Reconstruction at Malmö Konstmuseet in Sweden (1996).
Her work has also been exhibited as part of important group exhibitions at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, MoMA P.S.1 in New York, K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf, Bass Museum of Art in Miami, Hamburger Kunsthalle, and ICA London, Nationalgalerie Berlin and Kestner-Gesellschaft Hannover, among others.
The artist’s photographs and sculptures are represented in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Baltimore Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich and Malmö Konstmuseet in Sweden, among others.