Born in New York, Roni Horn in an artist working with sculpture, photography, installation, and works on paper, exploring concepts of transience and viewers’ interactions with art in site-specific pieces. In her public works, she arranges sculptures or installations to prompt questions regarding the viewer’s relationship to the piece and to his or her surroundings, in pieces that explore properties of water or bring basalt from Iceland under the feet of daily urban commuters.

Roni Horn
Roni Horn
New York, 1955

Past Exhibitions

Podría Ser (Una Flecha): Una Lectura De La Colección Jumex

Museo Jumex Arte Contemporáneo
29/11/2018 — 31/03/2019

Roni Horn

27/10/2018 — 15/12/2018

Space Shifters

Hayward Gallery
26/09/2018 — 06/01/2019

Roni Horn: Wits’ End Sampler | Recent Drawings

Hauser & Wirth, Zürich
10/06/2018 — 01/09/2018

Behind the Screen: An Art Tribute to Isabelle Huppert

Michael Fuchs Galerie
28/04/2017 — 30/05/2017

Solo Shows

Remembered Words, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Wits’ End Sampler | Recent Drawings, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland
Roni Horn, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico
Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw, The Menil Collection, Houston TX PI, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas TX Hauser & Wirth, New York NY
Roni Horn, Glenstone, Potomoc, USA

The Selected Gifts, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland
Roni Horn, De Pont Museum, Tilburg, Netherlands

Roni Horn. Butterfly to Oblivion, Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles, France Butterfly Doubt, Hauser & Wirth, London, UK
Roni Horn. Water Teller, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milano

Group Shows


Embody, Gerdarsafn, Kópavogur Art Museum, Kópavogur, Iceland
The Land We Live In—The Land We Left Behind, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Somerset, England
Migrations and Material Alchemy, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Pastels from the 16th to the 21st Century: Liotard, Degas, Klee, Scully…, Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland
States of Tension / Explorations of the Collections, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Milan, Italy
Tacita Dean: Still Life, National Gallery, London, UK
That Obscure Object of Desire, Fortes F’Aloia & Gabriel, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Selves and Others: Gifts to the Collection from Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Exchanges: Recent Additions to the Collection, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
Dancing with Myself – Works from the Pinault Collection, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy


Proof of Life / Lebenszeichen, Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
The Photographic – Part I, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
Calder to Kelly: The American Collection, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
Panza di Biumo Collection. The Matter of Form, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento e Rovereto, Italy
Behind the Screen – An Art Tribute to Isabelle Huppert, Michael Fuchs Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Artist’s Books: The Collection, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Gray Matters, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OH
Other Hats: Icelandic Printmaking, International Print Center New York, New York


House of Commons, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany Schiff Ahoy – Contemporary Art from the Brandhorst Collection, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany
First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Dancing with Myself. Self-portrait and Self-invention. Works from the Pinault Collection, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Kingdom – Flora, Fauna, Fable, Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
On Paper: Finding Form, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
I still believe in miracles, Inverleith House. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scotland
Nature Based, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo Art Becomes Active: 1960 to Now, the new Tate Modern, London
Inventing Downtown, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson NY
Illumination. New contemporary art at Louisiana, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark

Contacts & Details

City of birth: New York Country of birth: USA Date of birth: 1955