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Carsten Höller applies his training as a scientist to his work as an artist, concentrating particularly on the nature of human relationships. Major installations include Flying Machine (1996), an interactive work in which viewers are strapped into a harness and hoisted through the air; Test Site (2006), a series of giant slides installed in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall; Amusement Park (2006), a large installation at MASS MoCA of full-sized carnival midway rides operating at dramatically slowed speeds; The Double Club (2008–09), a work designed to create a dialogue between Congolese and Western culture in the form of a London bar, restaurant, and nightclub; and Upside-Down Goggles (2009–11), an ongoing participatory experiment with vision distortion through goggles.

Höller’s Revolving Hotel Room, an installation that became a fully operational hotel room by night, was featured in the exhibition theanyspacewhatever at the Guggenheim Museum, New York (2008–09).

Höller was born in 1961 in Brussels to German parents. Major exhibitions and solo presentations include the 50th Biennale di Venezia, Venice (2003); One Day One Day, Färgfabriken, Stockholm (2003); 7th Biennale de Lyon, France (2003); Half Fiction, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2003); 7,8 Hz, Le Consortium, Dijon, France (2004); Une exposition à Marseille, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille (2004); 51st Biennale di Venezia, Venice (2005); Test Site, Tate Modern, London (2006); Amusement Park, MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts (2006); Carrousel, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2008); The Double Club, Fondazione Prada, London (2008); 28th Bienal de São Paulo (2008); Double Slide, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb (2009); 53rd Biennale di Venezia, Venice (2009); 8th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2010); Divided Divided, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2010); Soma, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2010); Double Carousel with Zöllner Stripes, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome (2011); Experience, New Museum, New York (2011); 11th Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates (2013); LEBEN, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna (2014); 8th Berlin Biennale (2014); 10th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2014); Golden Mirror Carousel, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (2014–15); 56th Biennale di Venezia, Venice (2015); Decision, Hayward Gallery, London (2015); Doubt, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy (2016); Video Retrospective with Two Light Machines, Mu.ZEE, Ostend, Belgium (2016); Y, Centro Botín, Santander, Spain (2017); and Sunday, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2019). The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit (2016), Höller’s commissioned addition to Anish Kapoor’s ArcelorMittal Orbit (2012), is permanently installed at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London; and his site-specific Aventura Slide Tower (2018) can be experienced at the Aventura Mall, Florida. Höller’s memorial to Hans Künzi, Denkmal für Hans Künzi, (2017) is installed at SBB CFF FFS, Zürich, Switzerland, whilst Decimal Clock (White and White), (2018) at Centrale Supelé one of his largest light works to date. DAC Slide, (2020) another site specific public slide for the Dansk Arkitektur Center (DAC), in Copenhagen, Denmark. Between October 2021 and February 2022, solo exhibition Day was held at MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon (2021). Most recently, Höller’s Brutalisten – a restaurant serving brutalist cuisine – was opened in Stockholm, Sweden.

Höller lives and works in Stockholm and Biriwa, Ghana.

Selected Solo Exhibitions


DAY, Maat, Lisbona, Portugal.


DAC Slide, Dansk Arkitektur Center, Copenhagen, Denmark.


Fara Fara. screening at the film's setting in Kinshasa, DR Congo.

SUNDAY. Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, City of Mexico, Mexico.

REPRODUCTION, Copenhagen Contemporary (CC), Aalborg, Denmark.

BEHAVIOUR, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark.


 Bonn Slide. Bundeskunsthalle site specific, Bonn, Germany.

METHOD. Galleria Continua Beijing, Beijing, China.

Aventura Slide Tower. Aventura Mall, site specific,  Aventura, FL.

Decimal Clock, CentraleSupélec (École Centrale Paris) site specific, Paris France.

The Florence Experiment in collaboration with Stefano Mancuso, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy.


Y. Centro Botin, Santander, Spain.

Henie Onstad Sanatorium. Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway.

Miami ArtBasel, Prada Double Club Miami, with Fondazione Prada, Milan, Miami, United States.


Videoretrospective with Two Lightmachines. Mu.ZEE, Ostend, Belgium.

The Slide at Anish Kapoor's ArcelorMittal Orbit. Olympic Park, London, United Kingdom.

Doubt. Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy.


Carsten Höller: Decision. Hayward Gallery, London, England.


Golden Mirror Carousel. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

Leben. Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary - Augarten, Vienna, Austria.

Carsten Höller: Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels, Belgium.

Vitra Slide Tower. Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein, Germany.


Half Past And Half To. Die Ecke, Santiago, Chile.


Carsten Höller & Attilio Maranzano: Memory. Gun Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.


Experience. New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, United States.

Problemspiel. Herbert Gerisch Stiftung Skulpturenpark, Neumünster, Germany.

Carsten Höller Enel Contemporanea 2011: Double Carousel with Zöllner Stripes.

Carsten Höller: Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Carten Höller: Enel Contemporanea 2011. MACRO, Rome, Italy.

Problemspiel. Herbert Gerisch Stiftung, Neumünster, Germany.


SOMA. Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany.

Divided Divided. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The Fly Agaric Show. Monaco Project for the Arts, Ecole Supérieure d’Arts Plastiques de la Ville de Monaco, Monaco.

Giant Triple Mushroom. Monaco Project for the Arts, Ecole Supérieure d'Arts Plastiques de la Ville de Monaco, Monaco.

Giant Triple Mushrooms. Garage CCC, Moscow, Russia.

Rentier im Zöllnerstreifenwald. Schering Stiftung, Berlin, Germany


Double Slide. Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia.

Vogel Pilz Mathematik. Esther Schipper Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

Carsten Höller Carrousel. Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria.


The Double Club. Fondazione Prada, London, United Kingdom.

Carrousel. Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria.


One, Some, Many. Shawinigan Space, Québec, Canada.

Neon Circle. Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, United States.


Amusement Park. MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, United States.

Carsten Höller: Neue Photogravüren. Niels Borch Jensen Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

Druck.Künster. Karl Pfefferle Gallery, Munich, Germany.

The Expanded Eye. Sehen-entgrenzt und verflüssigt Kunsthaus, Zürich, Switzerland.

Into me/Out of me. P. S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY, United States.

Surprise, Surprise. Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom.

The Unilever Series: Carsten Höller: Test Site. Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom.

Wrong. Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany.


Carsten Höller. SFAN, Iceland.

Die innere konkurrenz. Esther Schipper Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

I Always Say the Same of What You Say/I Always Say the Opposite of What You Say. Shugoarts, Tokyo, Japan.


Karsten Höller. Casey Kaplan, New York, NY, United States.

Carsten Höller, Gunnar Johansson. Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium.

Une exposition à Marseille. Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille, France.

7,8 Hz. Le Consortium, Dijon, France


Carsten Höller. Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany.

Half Fiction. ICA, Boston, MA, United States.

One Day One Day. Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden


Light Corner. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands.


INSTRUMENTE aus dem Kiruna Psycholabor. Schipper & Krome, Berlin, Germany.

Carsten Höller. Casey Kaplan, New York, NY, United States.


Liukuratoja—Slides, Tuotanto—Production. Kiasma, Studio K, Helsinki, Finland.

Synchro System. Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy.


Ny Värld (New World). Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Sanatorium. Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany.

Schnee. Kunsthalle, St. Gallen, Switzerland.


Gift (Poison). Camden Arts Centre, London, United Kingdom.

Neue Welt. Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel, Switzerland.


Amanita Blue. Goethe House, New York, NY, United States.

Gift. Schipper & Krome, Berlin, Germany.

Pitsch Park. Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany.

Raum Aktueller Kunst, Vienna, Austria.

Vertigo. Galerie Nemo, Eckernförde, Germany.


Glück. Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany; Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany;

Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Le Saut Méduse. Espace Jules Verne, Brétigny-sur-Orge, France.

Skop. Wiener Sezession, Vienna, Austria


A. J. Florizoone. Theoretical Events, Naples, Italy.


Du You. Schipper & Krome, Cologne, Germany.

Killing Children III. Ynglingagatan 1, Stockholm, Sweden.

Loverfinches. Ars Futura, Zürich, Switzerland.

Summergarden. Air de Paris, Paris, France


Killing Children I and II. Lukas & Hoffmann, Berlin, Germany.

Pest Control. Mosel & Tschechow, Munich, Germany.

Jenny Happy. Buchholz & Buchholz, Cologne, Germany.


Carsten Höller. Galerie Porte Avion, Marseille, France.

Selected Group Exhibitions


An Apology, a pill, a ritual, a resistance,  rRemai Modern, Saskatoon, Canada. 

Noor Riyadh Festival of light: ”Under One Sky.” Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Broadcast: Alternate Meanings in Film and Video. Gagosian, Park + 75, New York, NY.


Expanded,  Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy.


“The Land We Live in – The Land We Left Behind”, Hauser & Wirth , London, UK.

'Altered States. Substances in Contemporary Art', Kunstpalais Erlangen, Germany.

Atlas, Fondazione Prada, Milano, Italy (permanent installation).

Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.

The Playground Project Outdoor, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany (permanent installation).

Welt ohne Außen Immersive Spaces since the 1960s, Martin-Gropius-Bau Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, Germany.


Phenomenon of independent Culture 1972-1998. Krakowskie Przedmiescie, Warsaw, Poland.

On the Paths of Enlightenment. The Myth of India in Western Culture 1808-2017, Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland.

Centre Pompidou 40th Anniversary. Centre National de la Danse, Paris, France.


Mexican Time Slip. Museo Espacio, Aguascalientes, México.

Animality. Marian Goodman Gallery. London, United Kingdom.

The Self-An Ego Machine. ERES Stiftung, Munich, Germany.

Insomnia. Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.

Take Me (I'm Yours), Jewish Museum of New York, New York, United States.

Perth International Arts Festival. Perth, Australia.

Rotterdam Cultural Histories #: Manifesta 1 Revisited, Witte de With; Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Retrospective, John Curtin Gallery, Perth, Australia.

Take me (I'm Yours), Kunsthall Charlottenborg, Charlottenborg, Denmark.

Art Basel 2016, Basel, Switzerland.

Under the influence. Between the High and the Crash, Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Kartause Ittingen, Switzerland.

Presently. Neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany.

Still (the) Barbarians. EVA, Limerick City, Ireland.

Life Itself. Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Prototypology - An Index of Process and Mutation. Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy


The Rainbow Serpent. Gagosian Gallery, Athens, Greece.

All the World's Futures, 56th Biennal of Venice, Italy


1984-1999. La Décennie (1984-1999. The Decade). Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France.

Arche Noah. Museum Ostwall im Dortmunder U, Dortmund, Germany.

8th Berlin Biennale. Ethnological Museum Dahlem, Berlin, Germany.

Burning Down the House. 10th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea.

Le Jardin Décomposé / Decomposed Garden. Gagosian Gallery, Le Bourget, Paris, France.

Kunstpark 2014. Ordrupgaard, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lucius Burckhardt and Cedric Price - A stroll through a fun palace. 14th International Architecture Biennial, Venice, Italy.

Lullaby. McCabe Fine Art, Stockholm, Sweden.

Outside. Index — The Contemporary Swedish Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden.

Melbourne Festival 2014. Melbourne, Australia.


Beyond Sant’Elia: Urban Visions of the XX Century. Como, Italy.

Close, Closer. Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Lisbon, Portugal.

Do It, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Manchester International Festival, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Flowers and Mushrooms. Museum der Moderne Rupertinum, Salzburg, Germany.

L’image pensée. Kamel Mennour, Paris, France.

My Little Paradise. Middelheimmuseum, Anvers, Belgium.

Sharjah Biennal, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Sous Influences: arts pastiques et psychotropes. La Maison Rouge, Paris, France.

Station to Station. New York, NY. Traveled to train stations in Pittsburgh, PA, Chicago, IL, Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN, Santa Fe, NM, Winslow, AZ, Barstow, CA, Los Angeles, CA and Oakland / San Francisco, CA, United States


The Supersurrealism. Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden.

LiveInYourHead. Musée de l’art extraterrestre, Institut curatorial de la Head, Genève, Switzerland.

Surf + Anarchie + Alchemie: Metaphorik und produktive MibverstandnisseAmtstrichterhaus, Schwarzenbek, Germany.

Exhibition, Exhibition. Castello di Rivoli, Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy.

Echigo Tsumari Art Field. Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale, Niigata, Japan.

Memory. GunGallery, Stockholm, Sweden.

Fantastic Attractions. Gare Saint-Sauveur, Lille, France.

Glissement de terrain. Musée Lanchelevici, La Louvière, France.

Air de Paris Summer Show. Galerie Art & Rapy, Monaco, France.

Invisible: Art about the Unseen, 1957-2012. Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

Aesthetic Transactions. Galerie Michel Journiac, Paris, France.

L’Art à l’état vif, 20 ans aprés. Institut ACTE, Paris, France.

Systemic. Carolina Nitsch Project Room, New York, NY, United States.


AD LIB: Cleijne + Gallagher, Curry, Höller, Huyghe, Kusama, Warhol, Wright. Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA, United States.

Small Medium Large. Donjon de Vez, Vez, France.

Safari. Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France.

Experimentelle Ästhetik. Kongress der Deutschen Gessellschaft für Ästhetik,

Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany.

The Bell Show. Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin, Germany.

Nouvelle presentation des collections contemporaines. Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.

Bob and Breakfast: Robert Filliou et ses invités. Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, France.

Plus Ultra: Works from The Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Animal Kingdom – There Was an Old Lady Who… . Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany


The Promises of the Past / Les Promesses du Passé. Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.

Crash: Homage to JG Ballard. Gagosian Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

Eat Art. Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany.

Eating the Universe. Galerie im Taxispalais Innsbruck, Austria.

On/Off. Cité du Design/ESADSE, Saint-Etienne, France.

21st Century: Art in the First Decade. Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia.

Passages. Travels in Hyperspace. LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijon, Spain.

Esther Schipper Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

Projections contemporaines. Le Fort du Bruissin, Francheville, France.

Königstraum und Massenware. Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany.

Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia.

10,000 Lives. 8th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea.

032x Worshop Report #1. Baibakov art projects, Moscow, Russia.

Dreamlandz. Air de Paris, Paris, France.

Animal politique. Frac Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême, Linazay, France.

Ibrido. Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy.


All Creatures Great and Small. Zacheta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, Warsaw, Poland.

Die Kunst ist Super! Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany.

Le Nouveau Festival. Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.

Sphères 2. Le Moulin, Boissey-le-Châtel, France.

Emporte-moi / Sweep me off my Feet. Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Québec, Canada.

Utopics. 11th Switss Sculpture Exhibition, Bienne, Switzerland.

Il Tempo del Postino – A Group Show, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist et Philippe Parreno, Theater Basel, Switzerland.

Public. Massimo de Carlo gallery, Milan, Italy.

Fare Mondi / Making Worlds. 53è Biennale de Venise, directed by Daniel Birnbaum, Venice, Italy.

Unbuilt Roads. e-flux project space, New York, NY, United States.

Puissance & Gloire. Frac Poitou-Charentes, Château de Bressuire, France.


In Living Contact. 28th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, Brazil.

Struggle for life. ERES-Stiftung, Munich, Germany.

An Unruly History of the Readymade. Fundacion Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico.

Theanyspacewhatever. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, United States.

Cover = Reencencão + Repeticão. Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paolo, Brazil.

The Art of the Real. Oud Vliegveld, Ostende, Belgium.

The Artists’ Playground. Sudeley Castle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom.

Teleport färgabriken. Färgfabriken Center for Contemporary Art and Architecture, Stockholm, Sweden.

The Wizard of Oz. CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA.

Pasion Privadas, Vision Publicas. MARCO, Vigo, Spain.

<< Regarde de tous tes yeux, regarde >>, l’art contemporain de Georges Perec. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France.

Games, Kunst und Politik der Spiele. Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria.

Peripheral Vision and collective body. Museion, Bolzano, Italy.

Why of life. SI Swiss Institute, New York, NY, United States.

Nathan Carter, Liam Gillick, Carsten Höller, Simon Starling, Garth Weiser. Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, NY, United States.

Gallery Show: Carsten Höller, Kodai Nakahara Shugoarts. Tokyo, Japan.

Biennale Cuvée. O.K. Centrum fur Gegenwartdkunst, Linz, Austria.


Extraordinaria/Extraordinary Rendition. Noguerasblanchard, Bacelona, Spain.

This Winter. Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, NY, United States.

CALL OF THE WILD. Niels Borch Jensen Galerie & Verlag, Berlin, Germany.

Bird Watching. de Vishal—ruimte voor beeldende kunst, Haarlem, Netherlands.

Bare Life. Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel.

True Romance—Allegorien der Liebe von der Renaissance bis heute. Kunsthalle Wien (Museumsquartier), Vienna, Austria.

Il Futuro del Futurismo. GAMeC—Galleria d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy.

Cuestion xeracional. CGAC—Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Franz West—Souffle, eine Massenausstellung Kunstraum Innsbruck. Innsbruck, Austria.

Contour 2007—third biennial for video art Biennial for Video Art. Mechelen, Belgium.

Cosmic Dreams. Centro Cultural Andratx—CCA, Andratx, Spain.

Say it isn`t so. Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen, Germany.

I Am A Future Melancholic. go gallery, Milan, Italy.

Airs de Paris. Centre Pompidou—Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France.

Into Me, Out of Me. MACRO Future, Rome, Italy.

Rendición Extraordinaria. Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona, Spain.

All about laughter. Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

Videostampa Stampa. Stampa, Basel, Switzerland.

Kit Bashing. Western Bridge, Seattle, WA, United States.


Ecstasy: In and About Altered States. Musem of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, United States.

Sharing Space Dividing Time: Matias Faldbakken, Miriam Backstrom and Carsten Holler. Venice Biennale, Italy


The Snow Show. outdoor exhibition, Kemi and Rovaniemi, Finland.

What did you expect? Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium.

Berlin/Moskau-Moskau/Berlin. Russian Museum, Moscow, Russia.

Brillant(e) – Schmuck Kunst. kunst Meran, Kunsthaus, Italy.

Before the End (cur. by Stéphane Moisdon-Trembley). Le Consortium, Dijon, France.

"IS ONE THING BETTER THAN ANOTHER???” Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany.

The Ten Commandments (cur. by Klaus Biesenbach). Deutsches Hygenie-Museum, Dresden, Germany.

A Angles vifs. capcMusée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France.

Emotion Eins. Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt,Germany.

Due. Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy.

À fripon, fripon et demi. Pour une école buissonniere. Collection Lambert, Avignon,France.

Ein-leuchten. Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria.

Hard Light. PS1 Center for Contemporary Art, New York, NY, United States.

Carnegie International. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.

Eyes, Lies & Illusion. Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

Les Enfants Terribles 1909-2004. Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano, Switzerland.

Utopia Station. Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany.

Rouge Phosphène. Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sète,France.

Pillish: Harsh Realities & Gorgeous Destinations. Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver,CO, United States.

WOW (The Work of the Work). Western Bridge, Seattle, WA, United States.


Editions and Multiples 1990-2003. Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany.

The Straight or Crooked Way. Royal College of Art Galleries, London, United Kingdom.

Spiritus. Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden.

Delays & Revolution. Venice Biennale, Italy.

Auf Eigene Gefahr. Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany.

EN/OF Editionen. Heeresbäckerei Guestroom, Berlin, Germany.

Prophetic Corners. The 6th Periferic Biennial, Lasi, Romania.

Seethe. Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.

C’est arrivé demain. 7e Biennale de Lyon, France.

Berlin/Moskau-Moskau/Berlin. Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany.

Common Wealth. Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom.

The Unhomeley. Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Happiness. Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

Coollustre. Collection Lambert en Avignon, France.

Spectacular: The Art of Action. museum kunst palast, Düsseldorf, Germany.

LeereXVision. Körper und Gegenstände, MARTa Herford, Herforder Radewig, Germany.


Ciudades. 25a Bienal de Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Summer Cinema. Casey Kaplan, New York, NY, United States.

Subréel. Museum of Contemporary Art, Musées de Marseille, France.

Rouge Phosphène. Regianl Center for Contemporary Art, Sète, France.

B. open. Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead/Newcastle, United Kingdom.

Artists's Games, Public's Games. Kunstverein Ulm, Germany.

I promise it's political. Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany.

Ten Years Ars Futura. Galerie Ars Futura, Zürich, Switzerland.

Loop—Back to the Beginning. Contempoary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, United States.

Everything Can Be Different. Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI. Traveled to: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Art Museum, Ann Arbor, MI; University of Memphis, TN; California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA, United States.


Il dono. Offerta, ospitalità, insidia. Palazzo delle Papesse, Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy.

KinderBlicke. Kindheit und Moderne von Klee bis Boltanski. Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany.

The Wedding Show. Casey Kaplan 10-6, New York, NY, United States.

Palomino. Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany.

La vérité est ailleurs. Centre pour l'image cotemporaine, Saint-Gervais, Geneva, Switzerland.

I like theater & theater likes me. 1. Schauspielhauswochenende, Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg, Germany.

Stadt unter dem Himmel/City under the Sky, Part 3. BüroFriedrich, Berlin, Germany.

MEGA-WAVE—Towards a New Synthesis. International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan.

Loop—Alles auf Anfang. Kunsthalle der Hypokulturstiftung, Munich, Germany.

Kunst und Kur—Ästhetik der Erholung. Kulturverein Kunst Meran, Germany.

Timewave Zero—The Politics of Ecstasy. Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria.

Winter 01. Galerie Schipper & Krome, Berlin.

LOOP. P.S.1 Institute for Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY, United States.


Your Private Sky. R. Buckminster Fuller, Kunsthalle Tirol, Austria.

Dream Machines. Dundee Contemporary Arts, United Kingdom. Traveld to: Mapping Art Gallery, Sheffield, United Kingdom; Camden Arts Centre, London; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansen, United Kingdom.

Micropolitiques. Le Magasin—Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France.

Hausschau. Das Haus in der Kunst, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany.

Vision Machine. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France.

Over the Edges. S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium.

Presumed Innocent. CAPC, Bordeaux, France.

The Vincent. Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Netherlands.

Etat des Lieux #2. We come as friends. Centre d’Art Contemporain, Fribourg,


Very New Art 2000. 100 Artists of the Year 2000, Bijutsu, Japan.

Biennale d’Art Contemporain. Lyon, France.

AIR-AIR. Celebrating Inflatables! Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.

Vicinato 2. Galerie Neugeriemschneider, Berlin, Germany.

The Ars Futura Show. Ars Futura Gallerie, Zürich, Switzerland.

Berühmte Künstler helfen Koch und Kesslau. Koch und Kesslau, Berlin, Germany.

Ein/räumen. Arbeiten im Museum, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany.

Vision and Reality. Conceptions of the 20th Century, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark.

An Active Life. Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH, United States.

Wider Bild—Gegen Wart. NICC, Antwerpen, Belgium.

Acquisizioni recenti/Recent acquisitions. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’Arte, Guarene d’Alba, Turin, Italy.


Konstruktionszeichnungen. Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany.

Rosa für Jungs. Hellblau für Mädchen, NGBK, Berlin, Germany.

Focused. Galerie Tanit, München, Germany.

Laboratorium. Provinciaal Museum voor Fotografie, Antwerpen, Belgium.

Tales of the Tip. Stichting Fundament, Breda, Netherlands.

Ain’t Ordinarily So. Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, NY, United States.

Air de Paris: works by AND/OR informations about. Grazer Kunstverein, Germany.

Rotation. Cologne, Germany.

Kant park. Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany.

Site Santa Fe, 3rd International Biennial. Santa Fe, NM, United States.

Zoom. Museum Abteiberg, Gladbach, Germany.

Die Macht des Alters. Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany.

Eingeladen. De Paviljoens, Almeers Centrum Hedendaagse Kunst, Almere, Netherlands.

6th International Istanbul Biennial. Istanbul, Turkey.

Zeitwenden. Rückblick und Ausblick. Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany.

Children of Berlin. PS1, New York, NY, United States.

With Love. Tensta Konsthal, Stockholm.

Panorama 2000. Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Exit. Chisenhale Gallery, London, United Kingdom.


Vollkommen Gewöhnlich. Kunstverein Freiburg; Germanisches National Museum, Nürnberg; Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany.

Hundert Jahre Wiener Secession. Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria.

off-sónic, Installacions multimedia. Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain.

Manifesta 2. European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Luxemburg.

Es grünt so grün..., Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany.

Weather everything. Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, Germany.

Die Macht des Alters. DHM Kronprinzenpalais, Berlin.

3. Werkleitz Biennale. Werkleitz, Törnitz, Calbe, Germany.

berlin berlin. 1. Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany.

Propos Mobiles. Projet 10, Paris, France.

Le Procès de Pol Pot. Magasin, Grenoble, France.

Imitating Christmas. Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin, Germany.


Belladonna. Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom.

Smooth. Air de Paris, Paris, France.

The way things are. Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury, United Kingdom.

Letterandevent. Apex Art C.P., New York, NY, United States.

Standort Deutschland. Schloß Morsbroich, Städtisches Museum Leverkusen, Germany.

Réseau. Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris, France.

Posities/Positions/Positionen < 40. Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium.

Was Nun? Schipper & Krome, Berlin, Germany.

Das Pfeifen im Walde. Kunstmuseum Luzern, Germany.

KünstlerInnen. Kunsthaus Bregenz, Germany.

Check in! Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland.

5th International Istanbul Biennial. Istanbul, Turkey.

7e Semaine Internationale de la Vidéo. Saint-Gervais, Geneva, Switzerland.

Standort Berlin, places to stay. Büro Friedrich, Berlin, Germany.

Kunst..Arbeit. Südwest LB, Stuttgart, Germany.


Traffic. CAPC, Bordeaux, France.

Kingdom of Flora. Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, United States.

Drei Jahre. Ars Futura, Zürich, Switzerland.

The Norton Collection. Santa Monica Museum of Modern Art, Santa Monica, CA, United States.

March à l'Ombre. Air de Paris. Paris, France.

Les Plaisirs et les Ombres. Fondation pour l‘Architecture, Brussels, Belgium.

Berechenbarkeit der Welt. Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany.

All of a sudden. Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany.

Hermeneutik und die auf dem Wasser Sitzenden. Sophia Ungers, Cologne, Germany.

Manifesta I. Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Doppelt Haut. Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany.

Comme un Oiseau. Fondation Cartier pour l‘Art Contemporain, Paris, France.

Fjörjit. The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Köln zur Zeit, zwölf Positionen. Stadtgalerie im Sophienhof, Kiel, Germany.

Diffusion Video. Saint-Gervais, Geneva, Switzerland.

Controfigura. Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy.

Paper Works. Busche Galerie, Berlin, Germany.

Hybrids. de Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Maschinen. Andreas Schlüter Galerie, Hamburg, Germany.

Kunst im Sozialamt. Sozialamt Hannover, Germany.


Toys. Jousse Seguin, Paris, France.

La Valise du Célibataire. Stichting Clair Obscur, Maastricht, Netherlands.

Soucis de Pensées. Art:Concept, Nice, France.

Take Me (I'm Yours). Serpentine Gallery, London. Traveld to: Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany.

Vital Use. Museum in Progress, Vienna, Austria.

Trust. Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland.

Moral Maze. Le Consortium, Dijon, France.

How Is Everything? Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria.

Kwangju Biennial, South Korea.

10. 1. Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany.

Collection, fin XXe. Hotel de Region, Poitiers, France.

Zwei und Zwanzig. Peter Mertes Stipendium 1985-1995, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany.

Biennale de Lyon. Maison de Lyon, France.

Rewind. City Racing, London, United Kingdom.


Surface de Réparation I. FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France.

Handmade. Friesenwall 116a, Cologne, Germany.

Please Don't Hurt Me. Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam and Cabinet Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

L'Hiver de l'Amour. ARC Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France.

Winter of Love. PS1, New York, NY, United States.

Übergangsbogen und Überhöhungsrampe. Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany.

Are You Experienced? Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, United States.

Cocktail II. Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany.

Sonne München. Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany.

Monaco Grand Prix. Air de Paris, Nice, France.

Rue des Marins. Air de Paris, Nice, France.

Les Images du Plaisir. FRAC Pays de la Loire, Clisson/Ste. Suzanne, France.

Cloaca Maxima. Museum für Stadtentwässerung, Zürich, Switzerland.

Naked City. Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy.


Besucherschule. Stiftung Starke, Berlin, Germany.

Die Aufhebung der Sie-Form. Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany.

Tattoo Collection. Air de Paris and Urbi et Orbi, Paris, France.

Primo Vero. Anciens Ets. Sacré, Liège, Belgium.

240 Minuten. Esther Schipper, Cologne, Germany.

Ufo-Project. Air de Paris, Monaco.


Le Monde Critique. Hamburg, Germany.

Europe Unknown. Cracow, Poland.

Poliset II. Ferrara, Italy.

X Mas Show. Air de Paris, Nice, France.


RADAR. Kotka, Finland.


D & S. Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany


Geruch und Gehorsam (Odour and Obedience), Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin; Mosel & Tschechow, Munich, Germany; Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany; Hochschule der Künste, Hamburg, Germany; Raum Aktueller Kunst, Vienna, Austria; Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany; Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany; Atelier Sainte Anne, Brussels, Belgium.


Seminar über Spiele, Art Weekend Nr. 14, Castell, Zuoz-Engadin, Switzerland.

Carsten Höller—Produktion, in der Reihe Reden über Kunst.” Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany


Love, Art Academy, Copenhagen; Art Academy, Umeå, Sweden; Goldsmith College, London, United Kingdom.


Odour and Obedience, Künstlerhaus, Stuffgart; Hochschule der Künster, Hamburg, Germany; Raum für Aktuelle Kunst, Vienna, Austria; Kunst and Austellunghsalle, Bonn, Germany; Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln, Germany.

My videos, FRAC Corse, Corte, France.

The computability of the World, Werkstadt & Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany.


Der Sinn des Lebens (The Sense of Life), Gasteig, Munich, Germany.

Odeur et Obéissance (Odour and Obedience), Air de Paris, Nice, France; Air de Paris,Paris, France; FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France; Bruno Brunnett Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany; Mosel & Tschchow, Munich, Germany.


The Future of Mankind, Galeria Dziekanka, Warsaw, Poland.

Why Thousand Aphids Tremble in Face of a Ladybird, with F. Barth, Volkhochscule, Wuppertal, Germany.


The Development of Mankind in the Past and in the Future, Nemo, Eckenförde,Germany.

Solo catalogues


Svensk, Fredrik. Insomnia, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.

The Purple Institute. Birds the Carsten Höller Purple Book, Paris, France

Finborud, Lars Mörs. Henie Onstad Sanatorium, Henie Onstad Kunscenter, Oslo, Norway.

Udo Kittelmann & Vincent Todolí. Y, Fundación Botin, Santander, Spain.

STPI. Carsten Höller. Slide house Project. Exquisite Trust (Blindly Collective Collaborations)

Todoli, Vicente. Carsten Höller Doubt, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy.


Birnbaum, Daniel. Hessler, Stefanie. Höller, Carsten. Widoff, Jo. Life Itself. Modern Museum, Stockholm, Sweden


Rugoff, Ralph. Carsten Höller Decision, (10 June - 6 September 2015) Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom.


Zyman, Daniela. Carsten Höller Leben, TBA21 Leben, Austria.

Abdalian, Z., Gaitán, J.A., Munguía, M., Kunst-Werke Berlin - KW Institute for Contemporary Art & Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst. Excursus: [on the occasion of the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (May 29 – Aug. 3, 2014)]. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz.

Gonzalez, Sophie and Laetitia Vivarelli. Un jardin des sculptures: Peyrassol. Brussels: Editions Racine.

Morgan, Jessica. Gwangju Biennale 2014: Burning Down the House. Bologna: Damiani.



Carsten Höller and Philippe Parreno; a conversation, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy.

Life Itself. Modern Museum, Stockholm, Sweden.


L’expérimentation Baudoin/Boudewjn. Atomium, Brussels, Belgium.


Register prepared on the occasion of “Synchro System.” Fondazion Prada, Milan, Italy.


Kant Park. Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg, Germany.


Wie kann ich sagen, was ich denke, bevor ich höre, was ich sage? (How Can I Say what I Think Before I Hear What I Say?) with Lothar Hempel, Roter Salon, Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany.


La Pensée des Animaux (The Thoughts of Animals), performance with 22 children on stilts in a sunflower field, FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Angoulème, France.


The German Message to Belgium, a diner at Lukas Hoffmann, Brussels, Belgium with Klaus Baumgartner, Belgium.


Organisation of a Demonstration of Children for the Future, Foundation of the Journal Amokkoma, Journal Oriental with Klaus Baumgartner; 5 issues released until August 1995, Berlin, Germany.


Placement of sugar cubes labelled “Future” into birds nests.”


Distribution of matches labelled ‘Future’ is more important than leisure, via announcements in art magazines.

Distribution of green-white flaglets labelled “Common Future” to tourists looking at the pyramids of Gizeh, Egypt .



Fara Fara (collaboration with Måns Månsson), 2–channel video installation, digitized 35

mm film and archival VHS material, color, sound 13 min.

1st projection: Leben. Thyssen- Bornemisza Art Contemporary – Augarten, Vienna, Austria.


Vicinato II with Liam Gillick, Douglas Gordon, Pierre Huyghe, Philippe Parreno and

Rirkrit Tiravanija.

1st projection: Art 31 Basel/Film, Basel, Switzerland.


Vicinato (collaboration with Philippe Parreno and Rirkrit Tiravanija), 16 mm B&W film.

1st projection: Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy