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Berlin, March 2011
Berlin, April 2004

Not Vital

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Mother, 2009, plastic, cement, stainless steel

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Father, 2009, wood, cotton

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Mountains, 1998, drawing and collage on paper

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

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5 Days After My Dog Was Conceived, 1998, drawing and collage on paper

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Deer, 1998, drawing and collage on paper

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1000 Tears, 2004, marble

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1000 Tears, 2004, marble, (detail)

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

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Model for a Bus Station in Ouagadougou, West Africa, 2009, painted stainless steel

Not Vital was born 1948 in Sent. He currently lives and works in New York, Lucca, Sent, Beijing, and Agadez. Not Vital has exhibited extensively around the world since the 1970s. Recently he has had solo exhibitions among others at

Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur (2017), Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield (2016), 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).