Gregor Schneider (b. 1969, Rheydt, Germany) studied at Dusseldorf Academy, Munster Academy and Hamburg Academy (1989-1992). Referencing constructivist sculpture and installation, Schneider frequently creates and re-creates familiar constructions and dwellings – his childhood home on a classic German street (Totes Haus u r, 1985-); a children’s nursery (Kinderzimmer, 2009); or an institutional maze (Weisse Folter, 2007) – modifying the interiors of each to create a visceral sense of the uncanny and drawing attention to the overlooked yet endemic horrors of society. Schneider’s installations and architectural constructs, along with his photography, also function to reveal disquieting depictions of the human condition.