Sculpture and Installation
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Tomas SARACENO

Ringkite 1:3 Model

2013

mixed media

110 1/4 diameter x 19 3/4 inches; 280 diameter x 50 cm

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Tomas SARACENO

Avior 9

2013

metal frame, rope, metal triangles, stainless steel mirrors, nylon line, eyelets

78 3/4 x 65 x 49 1/4 inches; 200 x 165 x 125 cm

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Tomas SARACENO

Solar Bell

2012

Solar foil, electric cable, nylon and elastic straps, brass tubes, carbon fiber tubes

35 1/2 x 35 1/2 x 35 1/2 inches; 90 x 90 x 90 cm

Edition of 3 

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Tomas SARACENO

Corvus

2012

metal, mirror panels, black rope, black nylon, steel rope

5 modules: each 11 3/4 inches diameter; each 30 cm diameter

overall: 19 1/4 x 27 1/4 x 19 3/4 inches; 49 x 69 x 50 cm

 

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

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Tomas SARACENO

Cloud City 9

2011

beech plywood, glue, and polyester rope

22 x 28 1/4 x 32 1/4 inches; 56 x 72 x 82 cm

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Tomas SARACENO

Air-Port-City/Cloud-City/ 10 Cloud Modules 50

2011

beech plywood and glue

31 1/2 x 61 x 45 1/4 inches; 80 x 155 x 115 cm

DETAIL

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Tomas SARACENO

Cloud City 4

2011

beech plywood, glue, polyester rope, solar film

43 1/4 x 56 1/4 x 43 1/4 inches; 110 x 143 x 110 cm

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Tomas SARACENO

Solar Interior S

2011

solar panels, wiring, battery, sensor, LED-light, black polyester rope

overall installed dimensions variable

fixed central portion of work measures 31 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches; 80 x 80 x 80 cm

Edition of 3

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Tomas SARACENO

Biospherical 140

2011

black rope

installation dimensions variable

central element: 55 1/8 inches; 140 cm diameter

Edition of 3; 1AP

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Tomas SARACENO

Galactic Brain

2011

black polyester rope and acrylic

63 x 78 3/4 x 65 inches; 160 x 200 x 165 cm

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Tomas SARACENO

Galactic Brain

2011

black polyester rope and acrylic

63 x 78 3/4 x 65 inches; 160 x 200 x 165 cm

DETAIL

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Tomas SARACENO

Air-Port-City/Cloud-City/Module 1T Wood and Air-Port-City/Cloud-City/Module 1D Wood

2010

beech plywood, glue

9 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches; 25 x 30 x 25 cm

Edition of 60

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Tomas SARACENO

Space Elevator/3 Sparks

2010

black polyester rope, acrylic panels

46 x 55 x 70 inches; 116.8 x 139.7 x 177.8 cm

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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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

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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

DETAIL

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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

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Tomas SARACENO

Biosphere 05

2009

inflatable, rope, air pressure regulator system, acrylic

51 x 51 x 51 inches; 130 x 130 x 130 cm (sphere only)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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

 

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

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Tomas SARACENO

12MW iridescent/Flying Garden/Air-Port-City

2008

inflatables, polyester webbing, iridescent foil, air pressure regulator system

installation dimensions variable

main balloon cluster is 138 x 138 x 138 inches; 350 x 350 x 350 cm

edition of 3; 1 AP

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Tomas SARACENO

Space Elevator

2008

PVC balloon, fabric webbing, fishing wire

installation dimensions variable

approximate dimensions: 50 1/2 x 29 inches; 128 x 75 cm

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Tomas SARACENO

Flying Garden/Air-Port-City/12SW iridescent

2008

PVC balloons, elastic rope, fabric webbing

installation dimensions variable

balloon cluster approximately 45 x 45 x 45 inches; 114.3 x 114.3 x 114.3 cm

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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3 x 12MW

2007-09

PVC pillows, air, nylon webbing, and rope

installation dimensions variable

Installation view Tomas Saraceno/Matrix 224, Berkeley Art Museum, November 18, 2007 - February 17, 2008

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Tomas SARACENO

Flying Garden/Air-Port-City/32SW iridescent

2007

PVC balloons, elastic net, Spanish Moss

installation dimensions variable

edition of 3; 1 AP

installation view Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, October 4, 2007 – February 17, 2008

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Tomas SARACENO

Ringkite 1:3 Model

2013

mixed media

110 1/4 diameter x 19 3/4 inches; 280 diameter x 50 cm

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Tomas SARACENO

Avior 9

2013

metal frame, rope, metal triangles, stainless steel mirrors, nylon line, eyelets

78 3/4 x 65 x 49 1/4 inches; 200 x 165 x 125 cm

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Tomas SARACENO

Solar Bell

2012

Solar foil, electric cable, nylon and elastic straps, brass tubes, carbon fiber tubes

35 1/2 x 35 1/2 x 35 1/2 inches; 90 x 90 x 90 cm

Edition of 3 

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Tomas SARACENO

Corvus

2012

metal, mirror panels, black rope, black nylon, steel rope

5 modules: each 11 3/4 inches diameter; each 30 cm diameter

overall: 19 1/4 x 27 1/4 x 19 3/4 inches; 49 x 69 x 50 cm

 

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

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Tomas SARACENO

Cloud City 9

2011

beech plywood, glue, and polyester rope

22 x 28 1/4 x 32 1/4 inches; 56 x 72 x 82 cm

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Tomas SARACENO

Air-Port-City/Cloud-City/ 10 Cloud Modules 50

2011

beech plywood and glue

31 1/2 x 61 x 45 1/4 inches; 80 x 155 x 115 cm

DETAIL

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Tomas SARACENO

Cloud City 4

2011

beech plywood, glue, polyester rope, solar film

43 1/4 x 56 1/4 x 43 1/4 inches; 110 x 143 x 110 cm

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Tomas SARACENO

Solar Interior S

2011

solar panels, wiring, battery, sensor, LED-light, black polyester rope

overall installed dimensions variable

fixed central portion of work measures 31 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches; 80 x 80 x 80 cm

Edition of 3

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Tomas SARACENO

Biospherical 140

2011

black rope

installation dimensions variable

central element: 55 1/8 inches; 140 cm diameter

Edition of 3; 1AP

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Tomas SARACENO

Galactic Brain

2011

black polyester rope and acrylic

63 x 78 3/4 x 65 inches; 160 x 200 x 165 cm

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Tomas SARACENO

Galactic Brain

2011

black polyester rope and acrylic

63 x 78 3/4 x 65 inches; 160 x 200 x 165 cm

DETAIL

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Tomas SARACENO

Air-Port-City/Cloud-City/Module 1T Wood and Air-Port-City/Cloud-City/Module 1D Wood

2010

beech plywood, glue

9 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches; 25 x 30 x 25 cm

Edition of 60

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Tomas SARACENO

Space Elevator/3 Sparks

2010

black polyester rope, acrylic panels

46 x 55 x 70 inches; 116.8 x 139.7 x 177.8 cm

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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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

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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

DETAIL

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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

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Tomas SARACENO

Biosphere 05

2009

inflatable, rope, air pressure regulator system, acrylic

51 x 51 x 51 inches; 130 x 130 x 130 cm (sphere only)

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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

 

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

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Tomas SARACENO

12MW iridescent/Flying Garden/Air-Port-City

2008

inflatables, polyester webbing, iridescent foil, air pressure regulator system

installation dimensions variable

main balloon cluster is 138 x 138 x 138 inches; 350 x 350 x 350 cm

edition of 3; 1 AP

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Tomas SARACENO

Space Elevator

2008

PVC balloon, fabric webbing, fishing wire

installation dimensions variable

approximate dimensions: 50 1/2 x 29 inches; 128 x 75 cm

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Tomas SARACENO

Flying Garden/Air-Port-City/12SW iridescent

2008

PVC balloons, elastic rope, fabric webbing

installation dimensions variable

balloon cluster approximately 45 x 45 x 45 inches; 114.3 x 114.3 x 114.3 cm

Edition of 3; 1 AP

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Tomas SARACENO

3 x 12MW

2007-09

PVC pillows, air, nylon webbing, and rope

installation dimensions variable

Installation view Tomas Saraceno/Matrix 224, Berkeley Art Museum, November 18, 2007 - February 17, 2008

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Tomas SARACENO

Flying Garden/Air-Port-City/32SW iridescent

2007

PVC balloons, elastic net, Spanish Moss

installation dimensions variable

edition of 3; 1 AP

installation view Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, October 4, 2007 – February 17, 2008

Photography and Prints
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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TOMAS SARACENO: POETIC COSMOS OF THE BREATH
HONG KONG
2013
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TOMAS SARACENO: POETIC COSMOS OF THE BREATH
HONG KONG
2013
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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

 

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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

 
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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

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

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

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

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Tomas SARACENO
Pollux
2012
stainless steel and steel cable
134 x 143 x 136 inches; 340.4 x 363.2 x 345.4 cm
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Installation at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

INTERIOR

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

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

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

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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

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

 

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

 
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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.

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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.

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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.

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TOMAS SARACENO: POETIC COSMOS OF THE BREATH
HONG KONG
2013
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TOMAS SARACENO: POETIC COSMOS OF THE BREATH
HONG KONG
2013
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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

 

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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

 
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

INTERIOR

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

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

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

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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

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

 

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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 prestigious Calder Prize later that year.
 

Among his many exhibitions since the late 1990s, Saraceno’s important solo presentations include Cosmic Jive, Tomas Saraceno: The Spider Sessions, curated by Luca Cerizza at the Villa Croce in Genoa, Italy (2014), Tomás Saraceno at HfG Karlsruhe in Karlsruhe, Germany (2014), In orbit at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K21 in Düsseldorf (2013), On Space time foam at Hangar Bicocca in Milan (2012-13), Tomas Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City, a site-specific installation commissioned for The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (2012), Cloud Specific at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in St. Louis (2011-12), Cloud Cities at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2011-12), 14 billion, which opened at Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm in 2010 and traveled to the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, UK through 2011, and Lighter than Air, a travelling exhibition at the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis and Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston (2009-10).


Saraceno also presented a major installation at the 53rd Venice Bienale in 2009 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, 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, among others.

Exhibitions
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SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
17 December 2016 - 21 May 2017
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Vanhaerents Art Collection
21 April 2016 - 28 October 2017
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Hybrid solitary... semi-social quintet... on cosmic webs...
26 March - 2 May 2015
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les Abattoirs, Toulouse
3 October 2014 - 4 January 2015
Talks
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Tomás Saraceno in conversation with Leila W. Kinney and Molly Nesbit
11AM at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Publications