Tomás Saraceno is the argentinan archtiect who became the contemporary artist, approaching art through many different disciplines; such as architecture, natural sicences, astrophysics and engineering.
The inkjet prints of 14 Billions (Working Title) are 3D rendered drawings from the Black Widow’s spider web. After having worked on the project 14 Billions (Working Title) for two years, Saraceno built a 1:17 scale of the spider’s web. The sculpture is composed of 8,000 black strings connected by over 23,000 individually tied knots, spanning 400 cubic meters. The web was thus installed at Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm and at the Baltic Center for Contemporary Art in Newcastle in 2010.
Saraceno has after his architeture studies also attended Städeschule in Frankfurt as well as the International Space Studies Program at NASA Center Ames (Silicon Valley, California). He has exhibited at the 53rd Venice Biennale, and at the Sao Paulo Biennale. He has recieved the prestigious Calder Prize and has had exhibitions world wide, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York, Grand Palais in Paris and at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin.
Right now he has onoing solo exhibitions at the Museum of Art, Architecture & Technology (MAAT), Lisbon and at the Fosun Foundation, Shanghai.