(born 1976) is a British
based in Berlin
. His works, which he calls "constructed situations", involve one or more people carrying out instructions conceived by the artist.
His father, a member of the Sehgal
family, "had to flee from what is today Pakistan when he was a child, and he became a manager at IBM";Danielle Stein, "," GQ
, November 2009.Arthur Lubow, "," The New York Times Magazine
, Jan. 17, 2010, p. 28. Sehgal was born in London but grew up mostly in Düsseldorf
; he studied political economy and dance in Berlin and Essen
and began to work as an artist in 2000.
He has exhibited at a number of important venues including the Institute of Contemporary Arts
, the Tate gallery
4 and the 2005 Venice Biennale
. In 2006 he was shortlisted for the Hugo Boss Prize
.In 2008 the Nicola Trussardi Foundation
has presented Tino Sehgal’s first major exhibition in Italy in the setting of Villa Reale, one of the most spectacular historic buildings in Milan.
On the sale of his work, the artist stipulates that there is no written set of instructions, no written receipt, no catalogue and no pictures. This means that his work is not documented in any way.
In Sehgal's 2010 work "This Progress" at the......