After attaining his architecture degree at Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires in Argentina, Tomás received postgraduate degrees in Art and Architecture from Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de la Nación Ernesto de la Carcova, Buenos Aires (2000) and Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main (2003).
In 2009, he attended the International Space Studies Program at NASA Ames. The same year Saraceno presented a major installation at the 53rd Biennale di Venezia, and was later on awarded the prestigious Calder Prize.
In the last years, Saraceno’s work has been shown in international solo and group exhibitions such as Le Bord des Mondes, at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015), In orbit at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K21 in Düsseldorf (2013-15) and On Space time foam at Hangar Bicocca in Milan (2012-13), amongst others. His work has also been exhibited in public museums like The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (2012), the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in St. Louis (2011-12), and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2011-12).
Saraceno’s oeuvre could be seen as an ongoing research, informed by the worlds of art, architecture, natural sciences and engineering; his floating sculptures and interactive installations propose and explore new, sustainable ways of inhabiting and sensing the environment towards an aerosolar becoming.
Tomás Saraceno lives and works in and beyond the planet Earth.

Tomas Saraceno © Alfred Weidinger, 2015
Tomás Saraceno
Tucuman, 1973
Argentina

Past Exhibitions

Tomás Saraceno: Aerosolar Journeys

Museum Haus Konstruktiv
01/06/2017 — 03/09/2017

Antarctic Pavilion

Palazzo Molin 11/05/2017 — 30/07/2017

Tomás Saraceno: Stillness in Motion — Cloud Cities

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
17/12/2016 — 21/05/2017

Life is Beautiful

28/11/2016 — 03/12/2016

Tomás Saraceno: Aerocene

Esther Schipper
21/04/2016 — 28/10/2017

Solo Shows

2017
Aerosolar Journeys, Museum Haus Konstriktiv, Zurich
How to entangle the universe in a spider web, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires

2016
Stillness in Motion — Cloud Cities, SF MoMa, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
163,000 Light Years, MARCO, Museum for Contemporary Art, Monterrey, Mexico
Solar Bell Ensemble, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA
Aerocene, Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany
Many suns and worlds, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Dark Cosmic Web, Pinksummer Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy
Cloud City installation, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Campbell Art Park, USA

2015
Aerocene, Solutions COP21, Grand Palais, Paris, France, United Nations Climate Change Conference COP21
Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Session, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore
Becoming Aerosolar, Haus21er, Vienna, Austria. Curated by Mario Codognato
14 Billions (Working Title), SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway. Curated by Else-Brit Kroneberg
Hybrid solitary… semi-social quintet… on cosmic webs…, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA

2014
Cosmic Jive, Tomás Saraceno: The Spider Sessions, Villa Croce, Genoa, Italy
Iridescent Planet, Pinksummer Gallery, Genoa, Italy

2013
Social .. Quasi Social .. Solitary .. Spiders … On Hybrid Cosmic Webs, Esther Schipper Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Tomás Saraceno, Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012
Cloud City, Roof Garden Installation, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
On Space Time Foam, HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy
Cloud Cities, Maison Hermès, Tokyo, Japan
Tomás Saraceno, Taidehalli Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
Air-Port-City/Cloud Cities, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA

Group Shows

2017
Between Spaces, Center for Art and Public Space, Berlin, Germany Loose Threads, De Leon, Bath, UK
Aeracene at Socle du Monde Biennale, Herning, Denmark
Aeracene at Antardic Biennale, Ushuaia, Argentina
Elbphilharmonie Revisited, Deichtorhallen, Hamamburg, Germany.
Pune Biennale, Pune, India.

2016
The Calder Prize 2005-2015, Pace Gallery, London, UK. Architecture of Life, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, USA

2015
The State of the Art of Architecture, Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago, USA
Space Without Rockets, Ruby Art Center, White Sands, New Mexico, USA
Brève histoire de l’avenir, Musée du Louvre, Paris
homecomings: PROJECTIVE SPACE, Berlin, Germany
Pequod, 11 Columbia, Monaco
Cold War Hot Peace, Slought, Philadelphia, USA
Der entfesselte Raum, Gewerbemuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland
Le Bord des Mondes, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Haus-Rucker-Co, Architekturutopie Reloaded, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany

2014
The Net: Weaving Webs in Art, Kunsthalle Kiel, Kiel, Germany
INSERT 2014: The Sharp Edge of the Global contemporary, Indira Ghandi Centre of the Arts, New Delhi, India
Kroblyos un groviglio di segni – da Parmigianino a Kentridge, Biennale disegno di Rimini, Rimini, Italy
Attention Economy, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Vanitas. Motive des Vergänglichen in der zeitgenössischen Skulptur, Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin, Germany
City and Nature, Sapporo International Art Festival 2014, Sapporo, Japan Lichterfest, K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf, Germany
Second | Fourteen Highlight, Salon Kennedy, Frankfurt, Germany
The Anthropocene Monument, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France
Between the lines, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA

 

2013
Moving. Norman Foster on Art, Carré d’Art – Musée d’art contemporain de Nimes, France
Mobile M+: Inflation! , M+ museum for visual culture, Hong Kong
What am I doing here, Esbjerg Art Museum, Esbjerg, Denmark
I know you, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Reflets – Un Morceau de Pinksummer Genes, 11 Columbia, Monaco
Novela Festival, Toulouse, France.

 

2012
We are all astronauts. Universe Richard Buckminster Fuller reflected in contemporary Art, Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen, Germany. Wonder works – Masterpieces from Danish private collections, Kunsten – Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark. Intersections: Science in Contemporary Art, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. Nature’s Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention, The Field Museum, Chicago, USA.

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Tucuman Country of birth: Argentina Date of birth: 1973 Lives in: Berlin, Germany
Studio: Hauptstrasse 11/12
10317, Berlin, Germany
W: Tomás Saraceno M: info@t-saraceno.org