Biography

Haim Steinbach was born in Rehovot (Israel) in 1944. In 1957, he moved with his family to New York, where he still lives. He received his BFA from Pratt Institute in 1968 and an MFA from Yale in 1973. His first solo museum exhibition was in 1988, at the CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux. For Documenta IX (1992), he exhibited a collection of objects belonging to Jan Hoet, the director of Documenta.Haim Steinbach has also participated in the Venice Biennale (1993 and 1997), the Biennale de Lyon (2000), and the Paris Trienniale (2012). Important exhibitions of his work have taken place at the Solomon Guggenheim Museum (with Ettore Spalletti, in 1993), the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (1995), the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig in Vienna (1997–98), the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2000), and at the Berkeley Art Museum and the Pacific Film Archive (2005). For six months in 2012, the Artist’s Institute of New York devoted a series of exhibitions to the artist’s works. In 2013, the CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art in Annandale-on-Hudson presented the exhibition once again the world is flat. It travelled to the Serpentine Gallery in London and the Kunsthalle Zurich in 2014.