Born in 1964 in Brunnen (Switzerland), UGO RONDINONE lives and works in New York (United States). He works with mixed-media installations that include sculpture, painting, video, sound, and photography. His wide-ranging practice utilizes metaphoric and iconographic images such as clouds, animals, and figures, as well as powerful declarative sayings. Kamel Mennour and Ugo Rondinone have been working together since 2017.
Recent solo shows include: good evening beautiful blue, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, USA; your age my age and the age of the rainbow, at the Garage Museum of Contemporary art, Moscow, Russia and then at the Fundación Casa Wabi, Oaxaca, Mexico; let’s meet at the parade, Swiss Cultural Center, Paris, France; golden days + silver nights, Macro and Mercati e Foro di Traiano, Rome; seven magic mountains, Art Production Fund and Nevada Museum of Art; becoming soil, Carré d’Art, Nîmes; everytime the sun comes up, Place Vendôme, Paris; vocabulary of solitude, Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; i ♥ john giorno, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and breathe walk die, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai and then at the Arken museum of modern art, Ishøj, Denmark.
His work is in the collections of MoMA, New York; ICA, Boston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Bass Museum, Miami; Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Des Moines Art Center; and Dallas Museum of Art among others.