Nietzsche's Schnauz, 1993, aluminum, 70 x 140 x 40 cm

Not Vital

Not Vital was born 1948 in Sent. He currently lives and works in New York, Lucca, Sent, Beijing, and Agadez. Not Vital has exibeted extensively around the world since the 1970s. Recently he has had solo exhibitions among others at Kloster Schoenthal Foundation, Switzerland (2015), Museum der Moderne, Salzburg (2010), Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2009), The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago; Currents – Art and Music, Beijing (both 2008), Kunsthalle Bielefeld (2005), and New Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow (2004). In 2001 he participated in the 49th Venice Biennial. His recent group exhibitions include AFRICA. ARCHITECTURE, CULTURE AND IDENTITY, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (2015), Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur (2010), Victoria and Albert Museum, London; MoMA, New York (both 2008), Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia (2007), Fondation Beyeler, Basel (2006), and Kunsthalle Bielefeld (2005).

Mother, 2009, plastic, cement, stainless steel, 18.5 x 41 x 40 cm

Father, 2009, wood, cotton, h = 176 cm, Ø 4 cm

Deer, 1998, drawing and collage on paper, 43 x 35.5 cm

Exhaustion, 1998, drawing and collage on paper, 43 x 35.5 cm

5 Days After My Dog Was Conceived, 1998, drawing and collage on paper, 43 x 35.5 cm

Model for a Bus Station in Ouagadougou, West Africa, 2009, painted stainless steel, 100 x 220 x 165 cm