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Roni Horn

b. 1955

Roni Horn (b.1955, New York) is a visual artist and writer. Incorporating drawing, photography, installation, sculpture and literature, Horn’s multifaceted practice navigates themes such as uncertainty, repetition, language, identity and our relationship with the natural world. Nature, humankind, the weather, and poetry of particular interest to Horn, whose most known works include repeating photographic portraits of figures; textured pigment drawings and collages; paintings and objects emblazoned with poetical texts; as well as cast-glass sculptures resembling minimalist wells of water. Since 1976, Horn has repeatedly travelled to Iceland, navigating the country’s unique geology, climate and culture in her work. 

Major solo exhibitions of Horn’s work have been held at Pola Museum, Japan; Kunsthaus Göttingen, Germany (both 2021); Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2018); Fondation Beyeler, Basel (2016); Whitney Museum, New York; and Tate Modern, London (both 2009). Horn’s work is held in prominent public collections such as Centre Pompidou, Paris; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Whitney Museum of American Art (both New York); The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; Stedelijk, Amsterdam; and Tate, London.

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Roni Horn, Still Water (The River Thames, for Example): Image H, 1999

Offset lithograph (photograph and text combined) on uncoated paper – 76.2 x 104.8 cm, 30 x 41 1/4 ins – 83 x 111.5 cm, 32 5/8 x 43 7/8 ins framed

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