Wolfgang LAIB

Wolfgang Laib was born on March 25, 1950 in Metzingen, Germany. He began to study medicine in 1968 at the university of Tubingen and became doctor in1974.Since then he has worked exclusively as an artist. In 1975 he made his first milk stones; in 1977 he collected the first pollen; in 1983 he began the first works with rice, in 1987 with beeswax etc. He has spent time in the Far East and in New York. He lives in a small village in southern Germany. He works in Germany and in southern India.

Selected exhibitions :
1982 Biennale, Venice, German pavilion
1982 Documenta 7, Kassel
2000-2001 Retrospective exhibitions in U.S.A (Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, etc)
2003 Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan
2003 The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2003 Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Marugame, Japan
2005 Museum of Contemporary Art, MACRO, Rome
2005 Fondation Beyeler, Basel
2010 MMK Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt

Pollen from Hazelnut
installation at Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Japan 2003

"Somewhere else - la chambre des certitudes" 1996
beeswax, wood
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