Hans Haacke's Biography
Hans Haacke is a German-born conceptual artist who is best known for his politically charged installation works. Born in 1936 in Cologne, Germany, Haacke's works often included elements of the sociopolitical climate, such as the influence of money, power and the media. He moved to New York City in 1965, and has since become a highly influential figure in the world of contemporary art. Haacke has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including the Tate Modern's retrospective of his work in 2009. He has also been awarded numerous awards, including the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 1993, and the prestigious Wolf Prize in Arts in 2001. Haacke's works continues to be highly sought after and highly acclaimed.