b. Hildesheim, Germany, 1963. Lives and works in Germany
Throughout the 1990s, Manfred Pernice developed a body of work based around collecting scrap material more commonly associated with salvaged items, as well as texts, drawings, and photographs. His pieces – architectural creations which often appear unfinished – explore questions of urban construction, the flow of goods, storage, and packaging, and query the extent to which space or objects can truly be segmented. Pernice often employs the term “canning” in his work.
In 2001, his work appeared in the documenta in Kassel and the 49th Venice Biennale. Numerous solo exhibitions have also been dedicated to his work, such as at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris in 1998, the Modern Institute in Glasgow in 2006, and the Witte de With in Rotterdam in 2012. His works feature among the collections of numerous prestigious institutions including the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (SMAK) in Ghent, and the Nationalgalerie at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin.