Born in 1966, Esslingen. Lives and Works in Frankfurt.
Tobias Rehberger created his unique cross-disciplinary aesthetic with a broad range of images, objects, installations and collaborations. Crossing dichotomous boundaries or hierarchies which revolve around dynamics of diverse genres and roles such as sculpture/installation/architecture, fine art/design, art/daily life, and aesthetic/function, he also explores ‘in-between’ realms among those different fields. At a solo exhibition at Gallery Baton in 2020, Tobias Rehberger revealed a large-scale installation project which drastically intervened in and made full use of the gallery’s original inner structure. The exhibition consists of three spaces occupied by images, objects and installations. The five massive walls of the gallery were covered with images, along with the advised route of the exhibition. The monotonous ambience of his ordinary photographic images is in sharp contrast to the images’ excessively enlarged sizes – Rehberger’s spectacle and spontaneous approach reveal what visual experiences mean in ‘the Age of the Image’.
Tobias Rehberger lives and works in Frankfurt, Germany and has been a professor of Fine Arts at the Frankfurt Städelschule since 2001. Along with winning of the Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion Award in 2009, Rehberger has been involved in numerous European and international solo exhibitions such as those at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2008); Fondazione Prada, Milan (2007); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2005); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2004); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2002) as well as a recent exhibition at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai (2019). He was also introduced to South Korea at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Busan (2018); Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (2012); Black Box Lounge at Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (2012); and Art Sonje Center, Seoul (2004).
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