Born in Esslingen on June 2, 1966, Tobias Rehberger was trained at the Städelschule in Frankfurt and became a student of Thomas Bayrle and Martin Kippenberger. Considered as one of the most important German artists of his generation, Rehberger is teaching sculpture at the Städelschule since 2001.
His sculptures, installations, paintings and architectural works are distinct due to his use of elements such as transformation, luck and dialogue. The artist's practice varies from minimal interventions to large scale public sculptures. Creating a new and radical experience, Rehberger's futuristic installations offer an interactive world for the audience. His out of the common and 'unsanctioned' works such as neon signs, lamps made with velcro and vase sculptures invite his audience to be part of an experience.
Rehberger lives and works in Frankfurt and Berlin.
At the 53rd edition of the Venice Biennale, Rehberger has been awarded with the Golden Lion Price for Best Artist with his work titled "Was du liebst, bringt dich auch zum weinen". His works have been exhibited by important institutions including Fondation Beyeler (Switzerland); MACRO Museum (Italy); Stedelijk Museum (The Netherlands); Fondazione Prada (Italy); Tate Liverpool and Whitechapel Gallery (UK).