Tino Sehgal

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Tino Sehgal (born 1976) is a British–German artist, based in Berlin, who describes his work as "constructed situations". He is also thought of as a choreographer that makes dance for the museum setting.

Sehgal was born in London and raised in Düsseldorf, Paris, and a town close to Stuttgart. His father was born in British India, and was a member of the Punjabi Sehgal family, but "had to flee from what is today Pakistan when he was a child"; his mother was "a German native and homemaker." He studied political economy, conceptual art and dance at Humboldt University, Berlin and Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen. He danced in the company of French experimental choreographers Jérôme Bel and Xavier Le Roy. In 1999, Sehgal worked with the dance collective Les Ballets C. de la B. in Ghent, Belgium, and developed a piece entitled Twenty Minutes for the Twentieth Century, a 55-minute series of movements performed naked in twenty different dance styles, from Vaslav Nijinsky to George Balanchine to Merce Cunningham, and so forth...

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