Biography

Haim Steinbach was born in Rehovot (Israel) in 1944 and in 1957 moved with his family to New York. He received a BFA from Pratt Institute in 1968 and a Master’s degree from Yale University in 1973. His first museum show was in 1988 at the CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain in Bordeaux. For Documenta 9 (1992), Steinbach borrowed and displayed several objects belonging to the director Jan Hoet,. His works have been exhibited on various occasions at the Venice Biennale (1993, 1997, and 2001). Important exhibitions of his work have been organized by the Solomon Guggenheim Museum (with Ettore Spalletti, in 1993), the Castello di Rivoli (in 1995 and 2004), the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig in Vienna (1997–98), the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2000), the Berkeley Art Museum and the Pacific Film Archive (2005). In 2012 the Artist’s Institute in New York devoted a series of exhibitions over a 6-month period to the artists’s work, and it also asked the artist to curate an exhibition entitled The Bigger Picture. He has taught at various institutions including The School of Visual Arts in New York, and the University of California in San Diego. Recent exhibitions have been organized by the Hessel Museum of Art in New York (in 2013) and the National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen (2013-2014). Moreover, future exhibitions of Steinbach’s works will be hosted by the Serpentine Gallery, London (March 2014), and the Kunsthalle, Zurich (May 2014).