Sarah Sze builds her installations and intricate sculptures from the minutiae of everyday life, imbuing mundane materials, marks, and processes with surprising significance. Combining domestic detritus and office supplies into fantastical miniatures, she builds her works, fractal-like, on an architectural scale. Often incorporating electric lights and fans, water systems, and houseplants, Sze’s installations balance whimsy with ecological themes of interconnectivity and sustainability. Whether adapting to a venue or altering the urban fabric, Sze’s patchwork compositions seem to mirror the improvisational quality of cities, labor, and everyday life.

The artist represented the USA at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013.

Sarah Sze
Sarah Sze
Boston, 1969

Past Exhibitions

Sarah Sze at Crypta Balbi

Museo Nazionale Romano 22/11/2018 — 27/01/2019

Glasstress 2017

Palazzo Franchetti 11/05/2017 — 26/11/2017


Victoria Miro
23/09/2016 — 05/11/2016

No Man’s Land: Women Artists from the RFC

The Rubell Family Collection
02/12/2015 — 28/05/2016

Sarah Sze at Victoria Mirò

30/01/2015 — 14/03/2015

Solo Shows


Sarah Sze, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York


Sarah Sze, Victoria Miro, London


Sarah Sze, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia
Sarah Sze: Triple Point, American Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice


Sarah Sze, High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Sarah Sze, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Nantes, permanent installation, Estuaire, Nantes, France
Solo presentation at the ADAA Art Show, Park Avenue Armory, New York
Sarah Sze, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Mudam Museum, Luxembourg


Infinite Line: Sculpture, Drawings and Prints of Sarah Sze, Asia Society, New York
Still Life with Landscape (Model for a Habitat), The High Line, New York
Sarah Sze, Musée d’Art moderne et d’Art contemporain, Nice, France


Sarah Sze, Tanya Bonkdar Gallery, New York

Group Shows


1st Asia Biennial / 5th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
All the World’s futures: The Last Garden (Landscape of Events Suspended Indefinitely), 56th International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy


DRAW: Mapping Madness, Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing
The Bigger Picture: Work from the 1990s, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Vivid Memories, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris


The Distaff Side, The Granary, Sharon, USA
Poetique d’objects / Object Poetics, Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine (LAAC), Dunkerque, France


Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913-2013, High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Decade: Contemporary Collecting 2002-2012, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque, Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada
You, Your Shadow and the Sun, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts,
Richmond, USA


Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum Rotunda, Guggenheim Museum, New York
Transformative, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Multiple Pleasures: Functional Objects in Contemporary Art, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Boston Country of birth: USA Date of birth: 1969 Lives in: New York