German artist Tobias Rehberger (Esslingen,1966) is a leading figure in the field of contemporary art today. Although rooted within the conceptual frame of sculpture, his works frequently “happen” on the intersection between what is traditionally considered visual art, design and architecture, challenging thus art’s conventional understanding, its classification, authenticity and the romantic notion of the artist. Moreover, making the subject of transformation a central theme of his practice, Rehberger’s work questions traditional modes of perception, awareness and temporality, creating a sense of transience, discontinuity and of ambiguity.
Works by Tobias Rehberger have been included in four editions of the Venice Biennale and exhibited – amongst others – at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and Museum Ludwig in Cologne, or the Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai. In 2009 Rehberger was awarded the Golden Lion as best artist for his sculpture at the 53rd Venice Biennale. Tobias Rehberger teaches at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, where he also lives and works.