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Sculpture and Installation
Installation view, May You Live In Insteresti...

Installation view, May You Live In Insteresting Times, curated by Ralph Rugoff, The 58th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2019

Tomás SARACENO Hybrid Dark semi-social Clus...

Tomás SARACENO
Hybrid Dark semi-social Cluster HD 105452 built by: a solo Cyrtophora citricola - one week, rotated 90°
2018
Spidersilk, carbon fiber, glass, ink, metal
11 1/4 x 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches; 28.6 x 29.1 x 29.1 cm

Intallation view, Tomás Saraceno: Entangled...

Intallation view, Tomás Saraceno: Entangled Orbits, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 2017

Tomás SARACENO Stratocumulus Lacunosus/M+I...

Tomás SARACENO
Stratocumulus Lacunosus/M+I
2018
Powder coated stainless steel, monofilament fishing wire, plexiglass iridescent
27 1/8 x 52 3/4 x 22 7/8 inches; 69 x 134 x 58 cm

Tomás SARACENO Zonal Harmonic 2N 100/9 2019...

Tomás SARACENO
Zonal Harmonic 2N 100/9
2019
carbon fiber, polyester rope, monofilament fishing line
31 1/8 x 39 3/8 x 38 1/4 inches; 79 x 100 x 97 cm

Installation view, ON AIR, Palais de Tokyo, Paris,...

Installation view, ON AIR, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2018

Installation view, ON AIR, Palais de Tokyo, P...

Installation view, ON AIR, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2018

Installation view, ON AIR, Palais de Tokyo, P...

Installation view, ON AIR, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2018

Tomás SARACENO NGTS-2 b/M+Mb 2017 Stainless...

Tomás SARACENO
NGTS-2 b/M+Mb
2017
Stainless teel, polyester rope, fishing line, metal wire, mirror panels
25 5/8 x 41 3/8 x 41 3/8 inches; 65 x 105 x 105 cm

Tomás SARACENO RAY 9.538 2018 Powder coated...

Tomás SARACENO
RAY 9.538
2018
Powder coated stainless steel, polyester rope, velvet rope, monofilament fishing line, hand blown glass sphere
35 3/8 x 35 3/8 inches; 90 x 90 cm

Installation view, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Los Ang...

Installation view, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Los Angeles, 2019

Installation view, Our Interplanetary Bodies, ACC...

Installation view, Our Interplanetary Bodies, ACC - Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea, 2017

 

Installation view, Our Interplanetary Bodies,...

Installation view, Our Interplanetary Bodies, ACC - Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea, 2017

 
Tomás SARACENO Calder Upside Down 28/18/15/...

Tomás SARACENO
Calder Upside Down 28/18/15/12/8
2018
Powder coated stainless steel, polyester rope, velvet rope, hand blown glass spheres
82 5/8 x 31 1/2 x 19 3/4 inches; 210 x 80 x 50 cm

Installation view, Stillness in Motion — Clo...

Installation view, Stillness in Motion — Cloud Cities, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, 2016

 

Installation view, Many suns and worlds, Vanhaeren...

Installation view, Many suns and worlds, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium, 2016

 

Installation view, Tomás Saraceno - in...

Installation view, Tomás Saraceno - in orbit, K21 Ständehaus, Permanent installation, 2013

Tomas SARACENO Ringkite 1:3 Model 2013 mixed media...

Tomas SARACENO
Ringkite 1:3 Model
2013
mixed media
110 1/4 diameter x 19 3/4 inches; 280 diameter x 50 cm

Tomás SARACENO Avior 9 2013 polyester rope,...

Tomás SARACENO
Avior 9
2013
polyester rope, fishing line, metal triangles, metal connections, mirror panels, eyelets
82 5/8 x 65 x 49 1/4 inches; 210 x 165 x 125 cm

Installation view Tomas Saraceno: Cloud Citie...

Installation view Tomas Saraceno: Cloud Cities, Maison Hermés, Tokyo, May 26 - August 31, 2012 

Tomás SARACENO Solar Hopper 2011 glue, poly...

Tomás SARACENO
Solar Hopper
2011
glue, polyester rope, solar film
23 1/2 x 23 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches; 60 x 60 x 60 cm
Edition of 3, AP

Tomás SARACENO Galaxies Forming Along Filam...

Tomás SARACENO
Galaxies Forming Along Filaments, Like Droplets Along the Strands of a Spider’s Web
2009
elastic rope
installation dimensions variable

Tomas SARACENO Galactic Brain 2011 black polyester...

Tomas SARACENO
Galactic Brain
2011
black polyester rope and acrylic
63 x 78 3/4 x 65 inches; 160 x 200 x 165 cm

Tomas SARACENO Space Elevator/Spark 460 2010 black...

Tomas SARACENO
Space Elevator/Spark 460
2010
black polyester rope, plastic cable ties, metal hardware
installed dimensions variable, approximately 179 x 155 x 158 inches; 454.7 x 393.7 x 401.3 cm

Tomas SARACENO Biosphere 06 2009 acrylic, rope, ny...

Tomas SARACENO
Biosphere 06
2009
acrylic, rope, nylon monofilament, Tillandsia plants, air pressure regulator system, hydration system
overall installed dimensions variable
sphere only: 23 1/2 x 23 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches; 60 x 60 x 60 cm
Edition of 3; 1 AP

Installation view Tomas Saraceno: Biospheres,...

Installation view Tomas Saraceno: Biospheres, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark 2009 

 

Tomás SARACENO 80SW iridescent/Flying Garde...

Tomás SARACENO
80SW iridescent/Flying Garden/Air-Port-City
2011
80 transparent pillows, transparent film, black webbing, black rope, elastic black rope, iridescent foil
diameter: 130 inches; 330 cm
Edition of 3, 1 AP

Installation view, May You Live In Insteresti...

Installation view, May You Live In Insteresting Times, curated by Ralph Rugoff, The 58th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2019

Tomás SARACENO Hybrid Dark semi-social Clus...

Tomás SARACENO
Hybrid Dark semi-social Cluster HD 105452 built by: a solo Cyrtophora citricola - one week, rotated 90°
2018
Spidersilk, carbon fiber, glass, ink, metal
11 1/4 x 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches; 28.6 x 29.1 x 29.1 cm

Intallation view, Tomás Saraceno: Entangled...

Intallation view, Tomás Saraceno: Entangled Orbits, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 2017

Tomás SARACENO Stratocumulus Lacunosus/M+I...

Tomás SARACENO
Stratocumulus Lacunosus/M+I
2018
Powder coated stainless steel, monofilament fishing wire, plexiglass iridescent
27 1/8 x 52 3/4 x 22 7/8 inches; 69 x 134 x 58 cm

Tomás SARACENO Zonal Harmonic 2N 100/9 2019...

Tomás SARACENO
Zonal Harmonic 2N 100/9
2019
carbon fiber, polyester rope, monofilament fishing line
31 1/8 x 39 3/8 x 38 1/4 inches; 79 x 100 x 97 cm

Installation view, ON AIR, Palais de Tokyo, Paris,...

Installation view, ON AIR, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2018

Installation view, ON AIR, Palais de Tokyo, P...

Installation view, ON AIR, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2018

Installation view, ON AIR, Palais de Tokyo, P...

Installation view, ON AIR, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2018

Tomás SARACENO NGTS-2 b/M+Mb 2017 Stainless...

Tomás SARACENO
NGTS-2 b/M+Mb
2017
Stainless teel, polyester rope, fishing line, metal wire, mirror panels
25 5/8 x 41 3/8 x 41 3/8 inches; 65 x 105 x 105 cm

Tomás SARACENO RAY 9.538 2018 Powder coated...

Tomás SARACENO
RAY 9.538
2018
Powder coated stainless steel, polyester rope, velvet rope, monofilament fishing line, hand blown glass sphere
35 3/8 x 35 3/8 inches; 90 x 90 cm

Installation view, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Los Ang...

Installation view, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Los Angeles, 2019

Installation view, Our Interplanetary Bodies, ACC...

Installation view, Our Interplanetary Bodies, ACC - Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea, 2017

 

Installation view, Our Interplanetary Bodies,...

Installation view, Our Interplanetary Bodies, ACC - Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea, 2017

 
Tomás SARACENO Calder Upside Down 28/18/15/...

Tomás SARACENO
Calder Upside Down 28/18/15/12/8
2018
Powder coated stainless steel, polyester rope, velvet rope, hand blown glass spheres
82 5/8 x 31 1/2 x 19 3/4 inches; 210 x 80 x 50 cm

Installation view, Stillness in Motion — Clo...

Installation view, Stillness in Motion — Cloud Cities, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, 2016

 

Installation view, Many suns and worlds, Vanhaeren...

Installation view, Many suns and worlds, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium, 2016

 

Installation view, Tomás Saraceno - in...

Installation view, Tomás Saraceno - in orbit, K21 Ständehaus, Permanent installation, 2013

Tomas SARACENO Ringkite 1:3 Model 2013 mixed media...

Tomas SARACENO
Ringkite 1:3 Model
2013
mixed media
110 1/4 diameter x 19 3/4 inches; 280 diameter x 50 cm

Tomás SARACENO Avior 9 2013 polyester rope,...

Tomás SARACENO
Avior 9
2013
polyester rope, fishing line, metal triangles, metal connections, mirror panels, eyelets
82 5/8 x 65 x 49 1/4 inches; 210 x 165 x 125 cm

Installation view Tomas Saraceno: Cloud Citie...

Installation view Tomas Saraceno: Cloud Cities, Maison Hermés, Tokyo, May 26 - August 31, 2012 

Tomás SARACENO Solar Hopper 2011 glue, poly...

Tomás SARACENO
Solar Hopper
2011
glue, polyester rope, solar film
23 1/2 x 23 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches; 60 x 60 x 60 cm
Edition of 3, AP

Tomás SARACENO Galaxies Forming Along Filam...

Tomás SARACENO
Galaxies Forming Along Filaments, Like Droplets Along the Strands of a Spider’s Web
2009
elastic rope
installation dimensions variable

Tomas SARACENO Galactic Brain 2011 black polyester...

Tomas SARACENO
Galactic Brain
2011
black polyester rope and acrylic
63 x 78 3/4 x 65 inches; 160 x 200 x 165 cm

Tomas SARACENO Space Elevator/Spark 460 2010 black...

Tomas SARACENO
Space Elevator/Spark 460
2010
black polyester rope, plastic cable ties, metal hardware
installed dimensions variable, approximately 179 x 155 x 158 inches; 454.7 x 393.7 x 401.3 cm

Tomas SARACENO Biosphere 06 2009 acrylic, rope, ny...

Tomas SARACENO
Biosphere 06
2009
acrylic, rope, nylon monofilament, Tillandsia plants, air pressure regulator system, hydration system
overall installed dimensions variable
sphere only: 23 1/2 x 23 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches; 60 x 60 x 60 cm
Edition of 3; 1 AP

Installation view Tomas Saraceno: Biospheres,...

Installation view Tomas Saraceno: Biospheres, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark 2009 

 

Tomás SARACENO 80SW iridescent/Flying Garde...

Tomás SARACENO
80SW iridescent/Flying Garden/Air-Port-City
2011
80 transparent pillows, transparent film, black webbing, black rope, elastic black rope, iridescent foil
diameter: 130 inches; 330 cm
Edition of 3, 1 AP

Photography and Prints
Tomás SARACENO Re-entry 2016 inkjet print 4...

Tomás SARACENO
Re-entry
2016
inkjet print
40 1/2 x 60 inches; 102.9 x 152.4 cm 
Edition of 6, 1 AP

Tomas SARACENO Study for 14 Billions 2010 framed c...

Tomas SARACENO
Study for 14 Billions
2010
framed c-print of computer-rendered 3D drawing mounted on dibond
65 3/4 x 92 inches; 167 x 233.7 cm (framed)
59 x 85 1/4 inches; 150 x 216.5 cm (unframed)
Edition of 3; 1 AP

Tomas SARACENO Focus on 14 Billions 2010 c-print m...

Tomas SARACENO
Focus on 14 Billions
2010
c-print mounted on dibond, framed
61 3/4 x 80 1/8 inches; 156.8 x 203.5 cm (framed)
55 x 73 3/8 inches; 139.7 x 186.4 cm (unframed)
Edition of 6; 1 AP

Tomas SARACENO Focus on 14 Billions 2010 c-print m...

Tomas SARACENO
Focus on 14 Billions
2010
c-print mounted on dibond, framed
61 3/4 x 80 1/8 inches; 156.8 x 203.5 cm (framed)
55 x 73 3/8 inches; 139.7 x 186.4 cm (unframed)
Edition of 6; 1 AP

Tomas SARACENO Untitled 2009 16 c-prints mounted o...

Tomas SARACENO
Untitled
2009
16 c-prints mounted on plexiglas and aluminum
each: 13 x 19 3/4 inches; 33 x 50 cm
edition of 6; 1 AP

Tomas SARACENO Untitled 2009 8 c-prints mounted on...

Tomas SARACENO
Untitled
2009
8 c-prints mounted on plexiglas and aluminum
each: 13 x 17 1/2 inches; 33 x 44.5 cm
edition of 6; 1 AP

Tomas SARACENO Untitled 2009 9 c-prints mounted on...

Tomas SARACENO
Untitled
2009
9 c-prints mounted on plexiglas and aluminum
each: 13 x 19 3/4 inches; 33 x 50 cm
edition of 6; 1 AP

Tomas SARACENO Untitled 2009 25 c-prints, plexigla...

Tomas SARACENO
Untitled
2009
25 c-prints, plexiglas and aluminum
each: 13 x 19 3/4 inches; 33.2 x 50 cm
Edition of 6; 1AP

Tomas SARACENO Untitled 2008 9 mounted c-prints 10...

Tomas SARACENO
Untitled
2008
9 mounted c-prints
10 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches; 26.5 x 40 cm each
Edition of 5; 1 AP

Tomas SARACENO cloudy dunes 2007 3 c-prints each:...

Tomas SARACENO
cloudy dunes
2007
3 c-prints
each: 31 1/2 x 21 inches; 80 x 53 cm
overall dimensions: 77 x 21 inches; 195 x 53 cm
Edition of 5

Tomas SARACENO The Endless Photo 2006 c-print moun...

Tomas SARACENO
The Endless Photo
2006
c-print mounted on plexi and aluminum
56 x 40 inches; 142 x 101.5 cm
Edition of 5

Tomas SARACENO The Endless Photo 2006 c-print moun...

Tomas SARACENO
The Endless Photo
2006
c-print mounted on plexi and aluminum
40 x 56 inches; 101.5 x 142 cm
Edition of 5

Tomas SARACENO The Endless Photo 2006 c-print moun...

Tomas SARACENO
The Endless Photo
2006
c-print mounted on plexi and aluminum
40 x 56 inches; 101.5 x 142 cm
Edition of 5

Tomas SARACENO Cumulus 2006/2008 8-channel DVD pro...

Tomas SARACENO
Cumulus
2006/2008
8-channel DVD projection
duration: 2 minutes, 1 second
Edition of 3; 1 AP
Collection Museum of Modern Art, New York

Tomas SARACENO Cumulus 2006/2008 8-channel DVD pro...

Tomas SARACENO
Cumulus
2006/2008
8-channel DVD projection
duration: 2 minutes, 1 second
Edition of 3; 1 AP
Collection Museum of Modern Art, New York

Tomas SARACENO The Black Flag Series 2006 c-print...

Tomas SARACENO
The Black Flag Series
2006
c-print in 9 parts
each: 13 x 19 3/4 inches; 33 x 50 cm
Edition of 5

Tomas SARACENO Galaxies forming along filaments, l...

Tomas SARACENO
Galaxies forming along filaments, like droplets along the strands of a spiders web
2005
lambda print
36 5/8 x 46 1/2 inches; 93 x 118.1 cm (framed)
Edition of 5; 1 AP

Tomas SARACENO Universe at an age of about 2 billi...

Tomas SARACENO
Universe at an age of about 2 billion years
2005
3 lambda prints
Panel 1 and 2: 27 3/4 x 21 1/4 inches; 70.5 x 54 cm (framed)
Panel 3: 21 1/2 x 28 inches; 54.6 x 71.1 cm (framed)
Edition of 5; 1 AP

Tomás SARACENO Re-entry 2016 inkjet print 4...

Tomás SARACENO
Re-entry
2016
inkjet print
40 1/2 x 60 inches; 102.9 x 152.4 cm 
Edition of 6, 1 AP

Tomas SARACENO Study for 14 Billions 2010 framed c...

Tomas SARACENO
Study for 14 Billions
2010
framed c-print of computer-rendered 3D drawing mounted on dibond
65 3/4 x 92 inches; 167 x 233.7 cm (framed)
59 x 85 1/4 inches; 150 x 216.5 cm (unframed)
Edition of 3; 1 AP

Tomas SARACENO Focus on 14 Billions 2010 c-print m...

Tomas SARACENO
Focus on 14 Billions
2010
c-print mounted on dibond, framed
61 3/4 x 80 1/8 inches; 156.8 x 203.5 cm (framed)
55 x 73 3/8 inches; 139.7 x 186.4 cm (unframed)
Edition of 6; 1 AP

Tomas SARACENO Focus on 14 Billions 2010 c-print m...

Tomas SARACENO
Focus on 14 Billions
2010
c-print mounted on dibond, framed
61 3/4 x 80 1/8 inches; 156.8 x 203.5 cm (framed)
55 x 73 3/8 inches; 139.7 x 186.4 cm (unframed)
Edition of 6; 1 AP

Tomas SARACENO Untitled 2009 16 c-prints mounted o...

Tomas SARACENO
Untitled
2009
16 c-prints mounted on plexiglas and aluminum
each: 13 x 19 3/4 inches; 33 x 50 cm
edition of 6; 1 AP

Tomas SARACENO Untitled 2009 8 c-prints mounted on...

Tomas SARACENO
Untitled
2009
8 c-prints mounted on plexiglas and aluminum
each: 13 x 17 1/2 inches; 33 x 44.5 cm
edition of 6; 1 AP

Tomas SARACENO Untitled 2009 9 c-prints mounted on...

Tomas SARACENO
Untitled
2009
9 c-prints mounted on plexiglas and aluminum
each: 13 x 19 3/4 inches; 33 x 50 cm
edition of 6; 1 AP

Tomas SARACENO Untitled 2009 25 c-prints, plexigla...

Tomas SARACENO
Untitled
2009
25 c-prints, plexiglas and aluminum
each: 13 x 19 3/4 inches; 33.2 x 50 cm
Edition of 6; 1AP

Tomas SARACENO Untitled 2008 9 mounted c-prints 10...

Tomas SARACENO
Untitled
2008
9 mounted c-prints
10 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches; 26.5 x 40 cm each
Edition of 5; 1 AP

Tomas SARACENO cloudy dunes 2007 3 c-prints each:...

Tomas SARACENO
cloudy dunes
2007
3 c-prints
each: 31 1/2 x 21 inches; 80 x 53 cm
overall dimensions: 77 x 21 inches; 195 x 53 cm
Edition of 5

Tomas SARACENO The Endless Photo 2006 c-print moun...

Tomas SARACENO
The Endless Photo
2006
c-print mounted on plexi and aluminum
56 x 40 inches; 142 x 101.5 cm
Edition of 5

Tomas SARACENO The Endless Photo 2006 c-print moun...

Tomas SARACENO
The Endless Photo
2006
c-print mounted on plexi and aluminum
40 x 56 inches; 101.5 x 142 cm
Edition of 5

Tomas SARACENO The Endless Photo 2006 c-print moun...

Tomas SARACENO
The Endless Photo
2006
c-print mounted on plexi and aluminum
40 x 56 inches; 101.5 x 142 cm
Edition of 5

Tomas SARACENO Cumulus 2006/2008 8-channel DVD pro...

Tomas SARACENO
Cumulus
2006/2008
8-channel DVD projection
duration: 2 minutes, 1 second
Edition of 3; 1 AP
Collection Museum of Modern Art, New York

Tomas SARACENO Cumulus 2006/2008 8-channel DVD pro...

Tomas SARACENO
Cumulus
2006/2008
8-channel DVD projection
duration: 2 minutes, 1 second
Edition of 3; 1 AP
Collection Museum of Modern Art, New York

Tomas SARACENO The Black Flag Series 2006 c-print...

Tomas SARACENO
The Black Flag Series
2006
c-print in 9 parts
each: 13 x 19 3/4 inches; 33 x 50 cm
Edition of 5

Tomas SARACENO Galaxies forming along filaments, l...

Tomas SARACENO
Galaxies forming along filaments, like droplets along the strands of a spiders web
2005
lambda print
36 5/8 x 46 1/2 inches; 93 x 118.1 cm (framed)
Edition of 5; 1 AP

Tomas SARACENO Universe at an age of about 2 billi...

Tomas SARACENO
Universe at an age of about 2 billion years
2005
3 lambda prints
Panel 1 and 2: 27 3/4 x 21 1/4 inches; 70.5 x 54 cm (framed)
Panel 3: 21 1/2 x 28 inches; 54.6 x 71.1 cm (framed)
Edition of 5; 1 AP

Outdoor Works
Installation view, May You Live In Insteresting Ti...

Installation view, May You Live In Insteresting Times, curated by Ralph Rugoff, The 58th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2019

Aerocene Albedo, 2018 Installation views and Aeroc...

Aerocene Albedo, 2018

Installation views and Aerocene performances on the occasion of ëAudemars Piguet presents Tomas Saraceno for Aeroceneí at Art Basel Miami, 2018.  
Tomás SARACENO Cloud Cities: du sol au sole...

Tomás SARACENO
Cloud Cities: du sol au soleil
2017
Stainless steel coated, steel cable, painted Dibond
Cloud One: module diameter - 141 3/4 inches; 360 cm. Overall dimensions: 263 3/4 x 173 1/4 x 259 7/8 inches; 670 x 440 x 660 cm
Cloud Two: module diameter -  94 1/2 inches; 240 cm. Overall dimensions: 173 1/4 x 130 x 169 1/4 inches; 440 x 330 x 430 cm
Cloud Three: module diameter 78 3/4 inches; 200 cm. Overall dimensions: 137 3/4 x 122 x 137 3/4 inches; 350 x 310 x 350 cm

Tomás Saraceno Aerocene, launches at White...

Tomás Saraceno
Aerocene, launches at White Sands Missile Range (NM, United States), 2015
The launches in White Sands Missile Range and the symposium “Space without Rockets”, initiated by Tomás Saraceno, were organized together with the curators Rob La Frenais and Kerry Doyle for the exhibition “Territory of the Imagination” at the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts.
© Photography Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2015.

Tomás Saraceno Aerocene, launches at White...

Tomás Saraceno
Aerocene, launches at White Sands Missile Range (NM, United States), 2015
The launches in White Sands Missile Range and the symposium “Space without Rockets”, initiated by Tomás Saraceno, were organized together with the curators Rob La Frenais and Kerry Doyle for the exhibition “Territory of the Imagination” at the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts.
© Photography Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2015.

TOMAS SARACENO: POETIC COSMOS OF THE BREATH HONG K...

TOMAS SARACENO: POETIC COSMOS OF THE BREATH
HONG KONG
2013

Tomas Saraceno RING BELL - THE SOLAR ORCHESTRA AND...

Tomas Saraceno
RING BELL - THE SOLAR ORCHESTRA AND WIND STRUCTURES
2013
Dimensions: 50 x 280 x 280 cm
Materials: Carbon fiber tubes, laminated solar foil, aluminium and steel
Installation at Emscherkunst, Essen, Germany, 2013

Tomas Saraceno Cloud City 2012 Installation at The...

Tomas Saraceno
Cloud City
2012
Installation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Rooftop, New York, NY, May 15 - November 11, 2012

Tomas Saraceno Cloud City 2012 Installation at The...

Tomas Saraceno
Cloud City
2012
Installation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Rooftop, New York, NY, May 15 - November 11, 2012

Tomas SARACENO Pollux 2012 stainless steel and ste...

Tomas SARACENO
Pollux
2012
stainless steel and steel cable
134 x 143 x 136 inches; 340.4 x 363.2 x 345.4 cm

Installation at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis...

Installation at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2009

Installation at SONSBEEK GRANDEUR Museum for Moder...

Installation at SONSBEEK GRANDEUR
Museum for Modern Art, Arnheim, Netherlands, 2008 

Tomas SARACENO Observatory, Air-Port-City 2008 mix...

Tomas SARACENO
Observatory, Air-Port-City
2008
mixed media
Installation at Psycho Buildings: Artists and Architecture, The Hayward, London, May 28 - August 25, 2008

Tomas SARACENO Observatory, Air-Port-City 2008 mix...

Tomas SARACENO
Observatory, Air-Port-City
2008
mixed media
Installation at Psycho Buildings: Artists and Architecture, The Hayward, London, May 28 - August 25, 2008

Tomas SARACENO Observatory, Air-Port-City 2008 mix...

Tomas SARACENO
Observatory, Air-Port-City
2008
mixed media
Installation at Psycho Buildings: Artists and Architecture, The Hayward, London, May 28 - August 25, 2008

Tomas SARACENO Observatory, Air-Port-City 2008 mix...

Tomas SARACENO
Observatory, Air-Port-City
2008
mixed media
Installation at Psycho Buildings: Artists and Architecture, The Hayward, London, May 28 - August 25, 2008
INTERIOR

Installation at the Gardens of Sudeley Castle, Win...

Installation at the Gardens of Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, UK, 2006

 

Installation view, May You Live In Insteresting Ti...

Installation view, May You Live In Insteresting Times, curated by Ralph Rugoff, The 58th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2019

Aerocene Albedo, 2018 Installation views and Aeroc...

Aerocene Albedo, 2018

Installation views and Aerocene performances on the occasion of ëAudemars Piguet presents Tomas Saraceno for Aeroceneí at Art Basel Miami, 2018.  
Tomás SARACENO Cloud Cities: du sol au sole...

Tomás SARACENO
Cloud Cities: du sol au soleil
2017
Stainless steel coated, steel cable, painted Dibond
Cloud One: module diameter - 141 3/4 inches; 360 cm. Overall dimensions: 263 3/4 x 173 1/4 x 259 7/8 inches; 670 x 440 x 660 cm
Cloud Two: module diameter -  94 1/2 inches; 240 cm. Overall dimensions: 173 1/4 x 130 x 169 1/4 inches; 440 x 330 x 430 cm
Cloud Three: module diameter 78 3/4 inches; 200 cm. Overall dimensions: 137 3/4 x 122 x 137 3/4 inches; 350 x 310 x 350 cm

Tomás Saraceno Aerocene, launches at White...

Tomás Saraceno
Aerocene, launches at White Sands Missile Range (NM, United States), 2015
The launches in White Sands Missile Range and the symposium “Space without Rockets”, initiated by Tomás Saraceno, were organized together with the curators Rob La Frenais and Kerry Doyle for the exhibition “Territory of the Imagination” at the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts.
© Photography Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2015.

Tomás Saraceno Aerocene, launches at White...

Tomás Saraceno
Aerocene, launches at White Sands Missile Range (NM, United States), 2015
The launches in White Sands Missile Range and the symposium “Space without Rockets”, initiated by Tomás Saraceno, were organized together with the curators Rob La Frenais and Kerry Doyle for the exhibition “Territory of the Imagination” at the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts.
© Photography Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2015.

TOMAS SARACENO: POETIC COSMOS OF THE BREATH HONG K...

TOMAS SARACENO: POETIC COSMOS OF THE BREATH
HONG KONG
2013

Tomas Saraceno RING BELL - THE SOLAR ORCHESTRA AND...

Tomas Saraceno
RING BELL - THE SOLAR ORCHESTRA AND WIND STRUCTURES
2013
Dimensions: 50 x 280 x 280 cm
Materials: Carbon fiber tubes, laminated solar foil, aluminium and steel
Installation at Emscherkunst, Essen, Germany, 2013

Tomas Saraceno Cloud City 2012 Installation at The...

Tomas Saraceno
Cloud City
2012
Installation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Rooftop, New York, NY, May 15 - November 11, 2012

Tomas Saraceno Cloud City 2012 Installation at The...

Tomas Saraceno
Cloud City
2012
Installation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Rooftop, New York, NY, May 15 - November 11, 2012

Tomas SARACENO Pollux 2012 stainless steel and ste...

Tomas SARACENO
Pollux
2012
stainless steel and steel cable
134 x 143 x 136 inches; 340.4 x 363.2 x 345.4 cm

Installation at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis...

Installation at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2009

Installation at SONSBEEK GRANDEUR Museum for Moder...

Installation at SONSBEEK GRANDEUR
Museum for Modern Art, Arnheim, Netherlands, 2008 

Tomas SARACENO Observatory, Air-Port-City 2008 mix...

Tomas SARACENO
Observatory, Air-Port-City
2008
mixed media
Installation at Psycho Buildings: Artists and Architecture, The Hayward, London, May 28 - August 25, 2008

Tomas SARACENO Observatory, Air-Port-City 2008 mix...

Tomas SARACENO
Observatory, Air-Port-City
2008
mixed media
Installation at Psycho Buildings: Artists and Architecture, The Hayward, London, May 28 - August 25, 2008

Tomas SARACENO Observatory, Air-Port-City 2008 mix...

Tomas SARACENO
Observatory, Air-Port-City
2008
mixed media
Installation at Psycho Buildings: Artists and Architecture, The Hayward, London, May 28 - August 25, 2008

Tomas SARACENO Observatory, Air-Port-City 2008 mix...

Tomas SARACENO
Observatory, Air-Port-City
2008
mixed media
Installation at Psycho Buildings: Artists and Architecture, The Hayward, London, May 28 - August 25, 2008
INTERIOR

Installation at the Gardens of Sudeley Castle, Win...

Installation at the Gardens of Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, UK, 2006

 

Biography

Informed by the worlds of art, architecture, natural sciences and engineering, Tomas Saraceno’s floating sculptures and interactive installations propose new, sustainable ways of inhabiting the environment. Throughout the past decade, he has explored the possibility of a future airborne existence as part of his ongoing Air-Port-City / Cloud City project – a utopia of flying metropolises made up of habitable, cell-like platforms that migrate and recombine as freely as clouds themselves. Building on the progressive proposals and theories put forth by R. Buckminster Fuller, Gyula Kosice, Yona Friedman and other visionary architects before him, Saraceno develops engaging proposals and models that invite viewers to conceptualize innovative ways of living and interacting with one another, and with their surroundings at large.

Born in 1973 in Tucuman, Argentina, Saraceno currently lives and works in Berlin. He studied architecture at Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires in Argentina from 1992 to 1999 and received postgraduate degrees from Escuela Superior de bellas Ares de la Nación Ernesto de la Carcova, Buenos Aires (2000) and Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste - Städelschule-Frankfurt am Main (2003). In 2009, he attended the International Space Studies Program at NASA Center Ames in Silicon Valley, CA, and was awarded the presitgious Calder Prize later that year.

Among his many exhibitions since the late 1990s, Saraceno’s important solo presentations include ON AIR, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2019), Tomás Saraceno: Aerographies The Utopian Practitioner and Visionary, Fosun Foundation Shanghai, Shanghai, China (2019), Tomás Saraceno: How to Entangle the Universe in a Spider Web, Museo de Arte Moderno Buenos Aires, Argentina (2017), Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany (2017) Stillness in Motion — Cloud Cities, curated by Joseph Becker, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (2016), 

Cosmic Jive, Tomas Saraceno: The Spider Sessions, curated by Luca Cerizza at the Villa Croce in Genoa, Italy (2014), Tomás Saraceno, HfG Karlsruhe in Karlsruhe, Germany (2014), In orbit, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K21 in Düsseldorf (2013), On Space time foam, Hangar Bicocca in Milan (2012-13), Tomas Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City, a site-specific installation commissioned for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2012), Cloud Specific, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Louis (2011-12), Cloud Cities, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2011-12), 14 billion, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (2010), traveled to BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2011), Lighter than Air, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, traveled to Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, Texas (2009-10).


Saraceno also presented two major installations at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019 as part of the group exhibition, May You Live In Interesting Times, curated by Ralph Rugoff. In 2009, he was included in the 53rd Venice Biennale as part of the group exhibition, Fari Mondi//Making Worlds, curated by Daniel Birnbaum. 

His work is presently represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Miami Art Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean in Luxembourg, Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Canada, among others.

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