Roger Hiorns

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Artist Roger Hiorns (left) and curator David Korecký, exhibition opening, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague.

Roger Hiorns (born 1975) is a British artist. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2009.

Hiorns was born in Birmingham. He attended the Bournville College of Art from 1991 to 1993, and Goldsmiths, University of London in London from 1993 to 1996. He lives in London.[1]

He uses materials and convolutions to affect transformations on found objects, social encounters and urban situations. Fictional scenarios are made real, fire emerges from storm drains, perfume permeates metal surfaces, and crystals colonise industrial objects, naked youths contemplate fire, a clear plastic object becomes the focus of prayer, a boys choir play dead, a proposal to bury a passenger jet plane.

In 2008 he created an installation in South London where he materially claimed an entire ex-council flat, growing within it an industrialized scale of copper sulphate crystals. 75,000 litres of solution were pumped into the waterproofed council flat to create a crystalline growth on the walls, floor, ceiling and bath of this abandoned dwelling. The project was called Seizure and was produced by Artangel.[2]

In 2011, Hiorns exhibited in 'British Art Show 7' at the Hayward Gallery, London. He is represented by Corvi-Mora, London.[3]

Hiorns used a Camden bench in one of his installations.[4]



  1. ^ "Tate Britain | Art Now: Roger Hiorns". 31 August 2003. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "this is tomorrow - Roger Hiorns: SEIZURE". 4 August 2009. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
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  4. ^ "Interview with Factory Furniture Design Team". Unpleasant Design. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Roger Hiorns". Galerie Rudolfinum. 2015-05-27. Retrieved 2015-05-27.