Roger Hiorns combines materials to transform found objects, social encounters and urban situations. Hiorns will talk about his Big Art Project proposal – a landscape of transformed steam train and car engines as well as showing previous projects in the public realm.
Roger Hiorns, born in 1975 in Birmingham, lives and works in London. Hiorns combines materials to transform objects and urban situations. Hiorns has had major solo exhibitions in the UK and abroad including The Rudolfinum, Prague, (2015); The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, (2013); MIMA, Middlesbrough (2012); Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2010); The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (2010); Tate Britain, London (2010); Camden Arts Centre, London (2007) and UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2003). In 2009 he was nominated for the Turner Prize with his installation ‘Seizure’, his most ambitious work to date, commissioned by Artangel.
This is the fourth Big Art Talk by the five shortlisted artists in the lead up to the selection of the winning commission. The Big Art Talks are hosted by Birmingham Big Art Foundation in partnership with Birmingham City University and Eastside Projects.
We hope you can come along and join the discussion!