Since the beginning of the 1970s, Rebecca Horn has been creating an oeuvre which constitutes an ever-growing flow of performances, films, sculptures, spatial installations, drawings and photographs. The essence of their imagery comes out of the tremendous precision of the physical and technical functionality she uses to stage her works each time within a particular space.
What is unique and continuously new about the work of this artist is that each single installation is a step towards breaking down completely the boundaries of space and time, opening up crevices to a universe, the existence of which we can only sense.
Rebecca Horn’s works have been shown in solo exhibitions at leading international institutions: at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (1981), the M.O.C.A. Los Angeles (1990), the Guggenheim Museum New York (1993), the Nationalgalerie Berlin (1994), the Serpentine Gallery London (1994), the Tate Gallery London (1994), the Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover (1997) and at the Carré d’Art, Nimes (2000). The most recent exhibition – Bodylandscapes – is devoted to her drawings. After stations in Düsseldorf, Lisbon and London, the exhibition will be shown from September to December 2006 in the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.The artist has been distinguished on numerous occasions, counting among her awards the documenta Prize (1986), the Carnegie Prize for The Hydra Forest, Performing Oscar Wilde (1988), the Kaiserring from the city of Goslar (1992), and the Barnett and Annalee Newman Award (2004).