After Thomas Demand has shot his re-created environments, always devoid of figures but often displaying evidence of recent human activity, he destroys his models, further complicating the relationship between reproduction and original that his photography investigates. He represented Germany at the São Paulo Bienal, Brazil, in 2004 and at the Venice Biennale in 2003.

Demand’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan (2012); Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2010); Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2009); MUMOK, Vienna, Austria (2009); Fondazione Prada, Venice, Italy (2007); Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (2006); and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, USA (2005), among other venues.

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 11