Carsten Höller is known for large scale conceptual installations which serve as experiments and frequently require participation from the viewer to take their final form. His central concerns relate to human behavior, the questioning of logic, altered states of mind and perception. His works often create a sense of uncertainty were multiple interpretations swirl without becoming static and comprehensible.

Carsten Höller
Carsten Höller
Brussels, 1961

Current Exhibitions


Gardens of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini

10 May — 24 Nov
“Expanded” presents original creations by Carsten Höller, Julião Sarmento and Marina Abramović, all conceived to be displayed in a public context. The artworks explore...

Past Exhibitions

Carsten Höller

Museo Tamayo
29/03/2019 — 30/06/2019

Carsten Höller: Double

Massimo de Carlo, Hong Kong
04/11/2017 — 06/01/2018

Atlas I

Fondazione Prada, Milan
01/03/2017 — 16/04/2017

Exquisite Trust: Blindly Collective Collaborations

STPI Creative Workshop and Gallery
18/03/2017 — 22/04/2017

Wirikuta (Mexican Time-slip)

Museo Espacio Aguas Calientes 03/11/2016 — 30/04/2017

Solo Shows

Carsten Höller: Decision. Hayward Gallery, London, England.

Carsten Höller: Golden Mirror Carousel. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
Carsten Höller: LEBEN. Thyseen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria.

Avec. Air de Paris, Paris, France.
Half Past And Half To. Die Ecke, Santiago, Chile.

Carsten Höller & Attilio Maranzano: Memory. Gun Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.

Animals Works. Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy.
Carsten Höller: Experience, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY.
Carsten Höller: Problemspiel, Herbert Gerisch Stiftung Skulpturenpark, Neumünster,Germany

Group Shows

Risk. Turner Contemporary, Margate, England.
The Rainbow Serpent. Gagosian Gallery, Athens, Greece.
All the World’s Futures. 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia,Venice, Italy.

1984-1999. La Décennie (1984-1999. The Decade). Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz,
Arche Noah. Museum Ostwall im Dortmunder U, Dortmund, Germany.
8th Berlin Biennale. Ethnological Museum Dahlem, Berlin, Germany.

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Brussels Country of birth: Belgium Date of birth: 1961 Lives in: Cologne and Stockholm