Born in 1976 in London and currently based in Berlin, Sehgal creates installations known as “constructed situations”. He studied political economy in Berlin and pursued dance at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. Sehgal is known for artworks composed exclusively using the human body, voice, and social interaction. His artistic practice focuses on the fleeting gestures and subtleties of social encounters, with participation and open exchange as the subjects of value, rather than material objects. He has had solo exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum (New York, 2010), Tate Modern (London, 2012), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, 2015), Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2016), Odawara Art Foundation (2019) and Blenheim Park & Gardens (Oxford, 2021) among others.
Photo: © Ornella De Carlo, Courtesy MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna