Hans Haacke was born in Cologne in 1936 and has lived in New York since the early 1960s. Among the institutions that have held one-person exhibitions of Haacke’s work are The Tate Gallery, London; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. His work was included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial and in four Documentas, most recently in 1997. Haacke shared a Golden Lion with Nam June Paik for the best pavilion of the 1993 Venice Biennial. "Free Exchange, "a conversation by the artist with Pierre Bourdieu, was published in 1994 (Stanford University Press, 1995). Translations have since appeared in eight languages. In 2000, a permanent installation was inaugurated in the Reichstag, the German Parliament building in Berlin, and in 2006 a public commission commemorating Rosa Luxemburg was completed in a three-block area in the center of the city. Finally, “for real,” a two-venue exhibition and Haacke’s first retrospective in Germany, was recently presented at the Deichtorhallen, Hamburg and the Akademie der Künste, Berlin (November 2006 – February 2007).