Thomas Hirschhorn is a Swiss artist known for his politically charged installations, sculptures, and public interventions. Born in 1957 in Bern, Switzerland, Hirschhorn studied at the Zürich School of Design before beginning his artistic career in the late 1980s.
Hirschhorn's work is often characterized by its use of everyday materials and its engagement with social and political issues. He frequently incorporates found objects, such as cardboard, plastic, and duct tape, into his sculptures and installations, creating works that are both visually striking and conceptually complex.
Hirschhorn's work is often controversial, and it has been criticized for its perceived lack of aesthetic value and its heavy-handed political messaging. However, he has also been widely praised for his commitment to social justice and his ability to engage with complex issues in a thought-provoking and meaningful way.