Born in 1964 in Brunnen, Ugo Rondinone lives and works in New York. He is currently one of the most important contemporary Swiss artists with an international profile. A graduate of the Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst of Vienna (Austria), since the mid-1980s he has been developing a multiform body of work – sculpture, painting, photography, video, poems – which is frequently shown around the world.
The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1995), the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zurich (1996), the Consortium in Dijon (1997, 2004), P.S.1 (2000) and the Swiss Institute in New York (2002), Vienna’s Kunsthalle (2002), the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney (2003), the Pompidou in Paris (2003), London’s Whitechapel Gallery (2006), Aarau’s Kunsthaus (2010), and the Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai (2014) are some of the many institutions that have presented solo shows featuring his work. He also represented Switzerland at the 2007 Venice Biennial.
The Prudent, 2016
Stone, steel, concrete pedestal
H. 187 cm