Peter Regli (b. 1959 in Andermatt, Switzerland) is best known for his ongoing project, Reality Hacking, a series of temporary and often anonymous interventions in the landscape and other public spaces that he initiated in the 1990s. Spanning four continents, Reality Hacking includes over 300 interventions to date, including such varied works as RH No. 320 (Snow Monsters) (2015), a constellation of twelve marble snowmen in various stages of melting that occupied the plaza outside of the Flatiron Building in New York City; RH No. 202 (2002–2003), a composition performed by the Ensemble for New Music Zurich based on a recording the artist made of a glass shelf filled with crystal and glass objects crashing down a flight of stairs; RH No. 200 (2002), an artificial doughnut-shaped island built at the delta of a river in Switzerland using rocks and earth from the construction of a nearby tunnel; and RH No. 244 (2007), a snowman installed on the base marking the southernmost point of the African continent.
Recent solo exhibitions include Reality Hacking No 324, Art : Concept, Paris (2015); RH No. 314: Sleeping Stone, Karma, Amagansett, New York (2014); Ages of Smoke, Istituto Svizzero, Milan (2014), White Horse Dream, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland (2011), and Same Same—But Different, Helmhaus Zurich (2007). Regli’s work is included in many important international public and private collections, including the Kunsthaus Zurich, the Fotomuseum Winterthur, and the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich. He lives and works in New York.