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HORN, Roni

PORTRAIT-HORNBorn 1955 in New York.

Lives and works in New York.


Roni Horn works in a wide range of media, encompassing photography and drawing, sculpture and writing. Since 1997 she has been traveling to Iceland frequently. Many of her major works are related to this island, such as the book series To Place, the photographic installations Becoming a Landscape, Pi and You are the Weather.

Roni Horn has had major solo exhibitions at many of the most important institutions in Europe and America: from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in 1990, through a two-part exhibition at the Dia Center for the Arts, New York in 2001 and 2002, to most recently Roni Horn aka Roni Horn at Tate Modern, London and subsequently at Collection Lambert, Avignon, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. The numerous important group exhibitions in which she has participated include the Whitney Biennial exhibitions in 1991 and 2004, Documenta IX in 1992 and the 1997 Venice Biennale. She has worked on artist’s books throughout her career, including the multi-volume To Place.


Roni Horn presented her work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2009: Roni Horn at the Grande Halle.