Tobias Rehberger is one of the most influential and successful German artists of his generation. He was born in 1966 in Esslingen, Germany and attended the Städelschule in Frankfurt/Main before he started working as an artist in the early nineties. With his various forms of artistic output: sculptures, industrial objects and handcrafted articles, he explores the wider sphere of structural design and architecture, thriving on chance connections and unexpected encounters.
The concept of transformation is the central theme of his art. Rehberger focuses his energies on the process of perception and of awareness, temporality and the sense of transience, discontinuity and ambiguity. His installations have been included in both the 50th and 53rd Venice Biennales and he exhibited – amongst others – at Whitechapel Gallery, Stedelijk Museum and most presently at neugerriemschneider. In 2009 he won the Golden Lion for best artist for his cafeteria at the Venice Biennale. He teaches at the Städelschule in Frankfurt/Main where he also lives and works.
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