Jaume Plensa, biography

Born 1955 in Barcelona, Spain. Lives and works in Barcelona, Spain and in Paris, France.

 

 

EDUCATION

Educated at the Llotja School and the Escola Superior de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi in Barcelona.

He has been a teacher at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and regularly cooperates with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a guest professor.

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2017

Viva Scultura Viva!, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden

 

MAMC- Musée d’art modern et contemporain Saint-Étienne Métropole, Saint-Étienne, France

2016

Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Spain

 

Max Ernst Museum Brühl des LVR, Brühl, Germany

 

Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona, Spain

 

Galerie Lelong, New York, USA

 

Galerie Lelong, Paris, France

2015

Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Matriz y Múltiples. Museo Casa de la Moneda, Madrid, Spain

 

Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA


Musée d’Art Moderne de Céret, Céret, France

2014-2015

H2- Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst, Augsburg, Germany

2014

Skulpturepark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany

2013

The City of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

 

Galerie Lelong, New York, USA

2012

Umedalen Skulptur, Umeå, Sweden

 

Galerie Lelong, Paris, France

 

EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, Finland

2011

Galerie Lelong, New York, USA

 

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK

2010

Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, USA

 

Musée Picasso, Antibes, France

2009

Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria

2008

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

2007

Museum at Tamada Projects, Tokyo, Japan

 

Musée d´Art Moderne et d´Art Contemporain, Nice, Frace

2006

Musée des Beaux Arts de Caen, France

 

Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprimée La Louviere, Belgium

2005

Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

 

Centro de Arte Contremporaneo de Málaga,Málaga, Spain

2004

Musée des Beaux Arts, Caen, France

 

The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, USA

2002

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

2000

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

1999

Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, USA

 

Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria

1998

Galleria d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea – Palazzo Forti, Verona, Italy

 

McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, USA

1997

Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France

 

Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden

1994

The Henry Moore Studio, Halifax, UK

1992

The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK

1980

Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain

 

 

SELECTED PUBLIC PROJECTS

2014

House of Knowledge, University of Borås, Borås, Sweden

 

Roots, Toranomon district, Tokyo, Japan

 

Twenty-Nine Palms, Väven, Umeå, Sweden

2012

Together, Hussey Memorial Commission, Chichester, Cathedral, Chichester, UK

 

The Heart of Trees, Umedalens Skulpturpark, Umeå, Sweden

2011

Echo, Madison Square Park, New York, USA

 

Wishing Well, The Bow, Calgary, Canada

2010

World Voices, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

Nosotros, Umedalens Skulpturpark, Umeå, Sweden

 

Body of Knowledge, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2009

Dream, St Helens, Liverpool, UK

2007

Conversations à Nice, Place Masséna, Côte d´Azur, Nice, France

2005

Breathing, BBC Broadcasting House, London, UK

2004

The Crown Fountain, Millennium Park, Chicago, USA

2003

Talking Continents, Jacksonville Arena Plaza, Florida, USA

 

As One, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada

2002

Bridge of light, Mishkenot Sha´ananim, Jerusalem, Israel

2000

Transparent Doubts, University of Shizuoka for Cultrue and Art, Hamamatsu, Japan

1998

Twins II, Kimpo Sculpture Park, Kimpo Seoul, Korea

 

Twins II, Kimpo Sculpture Park, Kimpo Seoul, Korea

1996

Blake in Gateshead, Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

1994

Faret Tachikawa, Tachikawa City, Japan

 

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2013

Velázquez Prize for the Arts, Spain

 

National Graphic Arts Award

2012

National Prize for Fine Art, Spain

2011

Premi Gac, Association of Catalonian Galleries Award, Spain

2010

Civic Trust Awards, UK

 

Best published book - Bibliophily Status, Spain

2009

The Marsh Award for Public Sculpture, UK

 

Precast Concrete Society Creativity in Concrete Award, UK

2007

Heitland Foundation Prize, Germany

2006

Villa de Madrid Etching Award, Spain

 

The Bombay Sapphire Prize, UK

2005

Honorary Doctorate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

2003

Villa de Madrid Sculpture Awards, Spain

1999

Gold Medal of Prague Quadrennial for stage design and theatre architecture, Czech Republic

1998

Koiné Award, Italy

1998

Prize of the Spanish Association of Art Critics, Spain

1997

National Art Award of Catalonia, Spain

1996

Alexander Calder Foundation, France

1994

1er Prix de Sculpture du 39ème Salon de Montrouge, France

1993

Chevalier des Artes et Lettres, France

1992

Premio de Artes Ojo Crítico, Spain

 

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