Autobiography by Thomas Hirschhorn is a visual autobiography that through some selected images, narrates the story of the life and career of the artist.
is a series by Tonini Editore, published monthly. Each volume is dedicated to an artist, who is free to carry out the topic of the autobiography by means of text or visual supports. Belonging to a series, each book has the same size and maximum amount of pages (64). The selection of the artists participating to the series is coordinated by a scientific committee made up of six renown personalities in the world of the art research and collection: Pedro Barbosa (collector and founder of the Coleção Moraes - Barbosa), Alex Bacon (art historian), Claudio Guenzani (gallery owner in Milan, owner of the Studio Guenzani), Michele Lombardelli
(artist, composer, typographer and consultant for several publishing houses), Shwetal Ashvin Patel (writer and researcher, founding member of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale), Christoph Schifferli (collector and scholar), and Valentino Tonini (director of the homonymous publishing house).
One of today's leading international Swiss artists, Thomas Hirschhorn (born in 1957, lives works in Paris since 1984) is the author of a large body of work (site-specific installations, films, drawings, etc), immediately recognizable for its political conscience
and its formal vocabulary. His work elicits debate, analysis, and a profound discussion of artistic and social issues.