Metzingen 1950 - lives in Metzingen
Wolfgang Laib is an intermediary between nature and art. With his contemplative works, created with ephemeral, material, mainly pollen, which he himself gathers over years, but also rice, milk and beeswax, he has defined a completely new kind of art. The trained doctor of medicine and autodidactic artist represented Germany at the Venice Biennale and was twice invited to documenta. In 2013 the Museum of Modern Art in New York presented the largest work to date of strewn pollen in its central atrium. In 2015 Wolfgang Laib was awarded the Praemium Imperiale, the highest prize of the art world.