Roger Hiorns’ sculptural work generates and inhabits interstices between dissentient ideas: construction and destruction; the theological and the technological; temporality and permanence; authoritarian control and organic spontaneity. His objects are threaded with an unease that ties them, and our experience of them, to the amorphous, unrelenting global anxiety which suffuses our everyday understanding and reality.
Born in 1975 in Birmingham, England, Hiorns lives and works in London. He has been featured in a number of exhibitions at institutions throughout Europe and the Americas, including the Biennale of Venice; MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY; Tate Modern, London; the Armand Hammer Museum of Art at UCLA, Los Angeles; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; and De Hallen, Haarlem. Hiorns’ work is included in such institutional collections as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; and Tate Modern, London. In 2009, Hiorns was nominated for the Turner Prize for his critically acclaimed work, Seizure, a massive crystallization within the interior of a bedsit in a condemned South London council estate. In 2011, Seizure was acquired by the Arts Council Collection and is currently on a ten-year loan for exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Yorkshire, England. Hiorns has recently had solo exhibitions at Centre PasquArt, Biel, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, and Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.
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