Tobias Rehberger was born in 1966 in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany, he lives and works in Frankfurt am Main. From 1987 to 1992 he studied at the art school Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main.
A major figure on the young German art scene, since the beginning of the 1990s Tobias Rehberger has been exploring the processes and context in which aesthetic values emerge. He works in between the areas of design, fashion, and architecture and conceives the artist’s role as that of a catalyst of people’s desires. Each one of his works is made with the active participation of visitors, whose suggestions become part of the creative process, thus questioning his own status as author.
Selected solo exhibitions include Haus am Waldsee, Berlin (2019); Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai (2019); Museum of Contemporary Art, Busan (2019); Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany (2014); Kunstraum Grässlin, Germany (2014); Artelier Contemporary, Austria (2012); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2008); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2008); Fondazione Prada, Milan (2007); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2002) and Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1998). Group exhibitions include Culture Station Seoul 284 (2019); Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp (2018); Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany (2015); Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva (2015); Centre George Pompidou, Paris (2014); Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2009). He has also participated in the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009); Manifesta 2, Luxembourg (1998) and Manifesta 1, Rotterdam (1996).
Rehbergers work can be found in the collections of Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany; Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Skulpturen Park Köln; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Portugal; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington; Inhotim Museum, Brazil; Museum of Contemporary Art, Busan; Artsonje Center, Seoul and Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo and The Land Foundation, Thailand.