Tino Sehgal was born in London in 1976. Today he lives and works in Berlin.
Seghal’s practice involves creating what he calls “constructed situations.” He instructs people to interpret a specific set of rules using only their bodies, voices and personalities. When these participants encounter spectators, a unique situation occurs, and it is in this moment that the artwork is created. Sehgal forbids visual documentation of these situations further emphasizing the fact the only material support his work requires is the human body.
Sehgal has had solo exhibitions at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2015); Documenta XIII, Kassel (2012); Tate Modern, London (2012); Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010); Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall (2008); Walker Art Center (2008); Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2007, 2006, 2005); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2006); Kunsthaus Bregenz (2006); Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2006); Hamburger Kunstverein, Germany (2006); Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal (2004) and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands (2004).
He has also participated in the Lyon Bienniale, France (2007); the Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London (2006); the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2005); the Venice Bienniale / Utopia Station (2003); as well as Manifesta, Frankfurt, Germany (2002). He represented Germany at the 2005 Venice Bienniale. In 2013 he won the Gold Lion at the Venice Biennale and the same year he was also nominated for the Turner Price, UK.