Born1938 in Electric City, Washington, USA
Departed 2011 in New York City, USA
Dennis Oppneheim first achieved recognition for his conceptual work in the sixties, traversing through Earth and Body Art, video and performance. Using his body as a site to challenge the self he also explored, through numerous gallery and museum installations, the boundaries of personal risk, transformation, and communication.
In the eighties he used complex constructions, machine- factory installations to create metaphors for the artistic process. Transformation through mutation was the basis for sculpture through the nineties. Since then the artist has concentrated on permanent public sculpture. Through this work he fuses an interest in architecture with sculpture.
Dennis Oppenheim was born in 1938 in Electric City, Washington. He received his B.F.A. from the School of Arts and Crafts, and an M.F.A. from Stanford University.
26.04. – 03.06. 2007
Group exhibitionat Arndt & Partner, Zurich