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

Current Exhibitions

Tomás Saraceno: Aerosolar Journeys

Museum Haus Konstruktiv

01 Jun — 03 Sep
The museum showcases the artist’s latest works and experiments from his project “Aerocene“, together is well-known series of spiders and web structures. In his practice, the artist plays with...

Antarctic Pavilion

Palazzo Molin

11 May — 30 Jul
The Russian artist, seaman and philosopher Alexander Ponomarev but also project’s founder and Commissioner, presents the Antarctic Pavilion during the 57th Venice Biennale as final step of the...

Tomás Saraceno: Aerocene

Esther Schipper

21 Apr — 28 Oct
Esther Schipper presents Tomás Saraceno’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. Saraceno’s Aerocene project manifests as a choreography around the world, as traces in the air, as a series...

Past Exhibitions

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

Solo Shows

2016

Stillness in Motion — Cloud Cities, SF MoMa, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco. Curated by Joseph Becker.

163,000 Light Years, MARCO, Museum for Contemporary Art, Monterrey, Mexico. Curated by Gonzalo Ortega.

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. Curated by Ute Meta Bauer and Anca Rujoiu.

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. Curated by Ilaria Bonacossa and Luca Cerizza.

Iridescent Planet, Pinksummer Gallery, Genoa, Italy.

2013-2016

In Orbit, K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf, Germany. Curated by Marion Ackermann and Susanne Meyer-Büser.

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. Curated by Anne Strauss.

On Space Time Foam, HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy. Curated by Andrea Lissoni.

Cloud Cities, Maison Hermès, Tokyo, Japan.

Tomás Saraceno, Taidehalli Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland.

Air-Port-City/Cloud Cities, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA.

2011

Cloud Cities, Hamburger Bahnhof-Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany. Curated by Britta Schmitz.

Cloud-Specific, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, USA. Curated by Meredith Malone.

Cloudy Dunes. When Friedman Meets Bucky On Air-Port-City, MACRO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy.

Labor, K20 Grabbeplatz, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany.

2010

Cloud Cities: Connectome, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, USA.

14 Billions (working title), Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.

Cloud-Cities, Pinksummer Contemporary Art, Genoa, Italy.

Tomás Saraceno, Baltic Centre for contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK.

Sculpture project ROSSMARKT3, Frankfurt, Germany.

2009

Tomás Saraceno: Lighter than air, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA.

Tomás Saraceno, MUDAM Musée d‘Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg (in the framework of the cycle «Habiter»).

Cloudy House, Andersen’s Contemporary, Berlin, Germany.

Tomás Saraceno, Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Group Shows

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. Curated by Rob La Frenais.

Brève histoire de l’avenir, Musée du Louvre, Paris. Curated by Jean de Loisy.

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.

2014-2017

The Man in the Mirror, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium.

2014-2015

Synthesis, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland.

Diese Kunst, Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen, 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.

2011

The Divine Comedy, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, USA.

20 Jahre Gegenwart, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany.

Cloud Cities, Perth International Arts Festival, Perth, Australia.

Redesigning Nature, Städtische Galerie Bremen, Bremen, Germany

The End of Money, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

2010

Redesigning Nature, Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna, Austria. Curated by Susanne Witzgall, Florian Matzner, Iris Meder.

Realidad y Utopía, Argentiniens künstlerischer Weg in die Gegenwart, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany.

Movin’ Space, KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark.

Tales of Resistance and Change. Artists from Argentina, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany.

Rethink Contemporary Art and Climate Change, Rogaland Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway.

Art for the world, World Expo Shanghai, Shanghai, China.

Afuera, Centro Cultural España Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina, Art Festival.

Radical conceptual – Positionen aus der Sammlung des MMK, MMK, Frankfurt, Germany.

Languages and Experimentations. Young artists in a contemporary collection, MART, Rovereto, Italy.

In Defense of Nature, East Ayrshire Museum, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Bianco y Nero, Udine Art Festival, Udine, Italy.

Between here and there: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, USA.

2009

Fare Mondi – Making Worlds, 53rd Biennale di Venezia, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Venezia, Italy. Curated by Daniel Birnbaum.

WANAS 2009: FOOTPRINTS, Wanas Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden.

In Defense of Nature, Barbican Art Center, London, UK.

Life Forms, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.

Labyrinth: Freiheit, Franzensfeste Fortress, Fortezza, Italy.

Earth – Art of a Changing World, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK.

Dome Culture in the 21st Century, Art in General, New York, USA.

Liverpool Biennial 2008, Liverpool, UK.

Multiverse: Directions for the World, A.L.I., Rome, Italy.

2008

50 Moons of Saturn, T2 Torino Triennale, Turin, Italy.

Peripheral Vision and Collective Body, Museion Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy.

Experiment Marathon Reykjavic, Reykjavic Art Museum, Reykjavic, Iceland.

Kunst Naturligvis, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, Denmark.

We have a dream, Spazio Gerra, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Art Focus 5: Can Art Do More?, Jerusalem, Israel.

ROOMING IN! Claus Andersen visits Patricia Low, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland.

2007

Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA.

Biennale de Lyon 2007, Lyon, France.

Hector German Oesterheld, La Aventura Continua, Museo de Arte y Memoria, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

On Water, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

In Cima alle Stelle. L’Universo tra Arte, Archeologia e Scienza, Aosta, Forte di Bard, Italy.

Weather Report. Climate Change and Visual Arts, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

The Domain of the Great Bear 3/3 Kosmische Sehnsucht, Kunstraum München e.V., Munich, Germany.

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