American, born in 1955
Through different media, Roni Horn explores the transformation and mutability of art, time, subjectivity and identity by emphasising the evolving nature of the subject matter of the objects she produces. The American artist, born in 1955, who describes her work, particularly the sculptures, as being about "about experience and presence,” sets out to give shape to the process of becoming.
Water, as witness to the passage of time as well as sky and light, is a key element to her work. Roni Horn often uses this material, as in her installation Well and Truly (2009-2010) composed of a set of solid cast glass blocks. The viewer can contemplate their own reflection as it constantly shifts in natural light, while at the same time the water seems petrified. The effect is that we cannot be entirely sure of the state of these sculptures. Liquid or solid?
The works of Roni Horn in the Pinault Collection were shown in 2013 at the "Eloge du Doute" (“In Praise of Doubt”) exhibition at the Punta della Dogana in Venice. (2011-2013).