Tobias Rehberger is one of the most influential German artists of his generation. He was born in 1966 in Esslingen, Germany and attended the Städelschule in Frankfurt before he started working as an artist in the early nineties. With his various forms of artistic output: sculptures, industrial objects and handcrafted articles, he explores the wider sphere of structural design and architecture, thriving on chance connections and unexpected encounters. The concept of transformation is the central theme of his art. Rehberger focuses his energies on the process of perception and of awareness, temporality and the sense of transience, discontinuity and ambiguity. His installations have been included in both the 50th and 53rd Venice Biennales and he exhibited – amongs others – at Whitechapel Gallery in London, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and Museum Ludwig in Cologne among other. In 2009 he won the Golden Lion for best artist for his sculptural installation at the cafeteria of the Venice Biennale. He teaches at the Städelschule in Frankfurt where he also lives and works.