Carsten Höller uses his training as a scientist in his work as an artist, concentrating particularly on the nature of human relationships. Born in Brussels in 1961 to German parents, he now lives and works between Stockholm, Sweden and Biriwa, Ghana. His major installations include Test Site for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall (2006); Aventura Slide Tower at Aventura Mall, Miami (2017), and The Double Club in London (2008/09), which took the form of a bar, restaurant and nightclub designed to create a dialogue between Congolese and Western culture. For his exhibition Decision at the Hayward Gallery (2015), he turned the whole building into an experimental parcours with two entrances and four exits, two of them slides.
Höller’s works have been shown internationally over the last two decades, including solo exhibitions at Fondazione Prada, Milan (2000); Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille (2004); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2008); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2010); Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2010); New Museum, New York (2011); Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna (2014); Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan (2016); Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway (2017); Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2019) and MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon (2021). In 2022, he opened Brutalisten, a brutalist restaurant with a minimal amount of ingredients per dish, in Stockholm.