Jaume Plensa, biography

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

EDUCATION

Educated at the Llotja School of Art and Design and at the Sant Jordi School of Fine Art.

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

 

 

2018

La Música Gráfica de Jaume Plensa. Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo, Marbella, Spain

 

Jaume Plensa at Djurgården.Djurgården, Stockholm. Organized by Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Sweden

2017

Talking Continents.Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

 

Secret Garden.Gray Warehouse, Chicago, Illinois, USA

 

One Thought Fills Immensity. Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA

 

Nocturne, Estampes 2015-2016. Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris, France

 

Jaume Plensa.Musée d’art moderne et contemporain Saint-Étienne Métropole, Saint-Étienne, France 

 

Silence.Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, USA

2016

El Bosc Blanc.Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Spain

 

Die Innere Sicht. Max Ernst Museum Brühl des LVR, Brühl, Germany

 

Human Landscape. The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, USA

 

Human Landscape.Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida, USA

 

Jaume Plensa.Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona, Spain

 

La Forêt blanche.Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris, France

2015

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

 

Silent Faces. Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA

 

Le silence de la pensée. Musée d’Art Moderne de Céret, Céret, France

 

Human Landscape. The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

 

Human Landscape. Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

 

Together. Collateral Event of the 56th International Venice Biennale. Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore and Officina dell’Arte Spirituale, Isola di San Giorgo Maggiore, Venice, Italy

 

Jaume Plensa, New Works.Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden

2014

Jaume Plensa, Sculptures and Drawings. Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, North Carolina, USA

 

1004 Portraits.10th Anniversary of the Crown Fountain, Millennium Park, Chicago, USA

 

Private Dreams. Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, USA

 

The Secret Heart.Gaskessel/Schaezlerpalais/H2 Zentrum fur Gegenwartskunst im Glaspalast, Augsburg, Germany

 

Jaume Plensa, Skulpturen.Skulpturepark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany

 

Jaume Plensa, una trayectoria. Premio Nacional de Arte Gráfico 2013. Calcografía Nacional - Real Academia de Bellas Artes San Fernando, Madrid, Spain

2013

Talking Continents.Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, USA

 

Jaume Plensa à Bordeaux. City of Bordeaux, France

 

Jaume Plensa, Éditions 2012-2013. Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris, France

2012

In the Midst of Dreams.Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, Finland

 

Eight Poets in Bamberg. City of Bamberg, Germany

 

Umedalen Skulptur 2012, Focus on Jaume Plensa. Umeå, Sweden

 

Silhouettes.Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris, France

2011

The Hermit. Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, USA

 

Echo, Mad. Sq. Art. 2011. Madison Square Park, New York, USA

 

AnoNYmous.Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, USA

 

Jaume Plensa. Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK

2010

The Heart of Trees. Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, USA

 

Cantique des Cantiques.Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland

 

Around Shadows.Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany

 

Alphabets de l’Âme. Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris, France

 

L’Âme des Mots.Musée Picasso, Antibes, France

 

Jaume Plensa, Obra sobre papel.Galería Estiarte, Madrid, Spain 

 

Genus and Species.Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, USA

2009

Jerusalem.Espacio Cultural El Tanque, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

 

Triptych.Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria

 

In the Midst of Dreams.Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, USA

 

Jaume Plensa. Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain

 

Slumberland. Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris, France

 

Silent Music. Diehl + Gallery One, Moscow, Russia

2008

Jaume Plensa.Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea, Milan, Italy

 

Jaume Plensa. Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos, Spain

 

Jaume Plensa.Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

 

La Riva de Acheronte, Im Dialog IX. Stadtkirche, Darmstadt, Germany 

 

Save our Souls.Albion Gallery, London, UK

2007

Jaume Plensa. Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain

 

Jaume Plensa.Musée d’Art moderne et d’Art contemporain, Nice, France

 

Nomade.Bastion Saint-Jaume, Quai Rambaud. Organized by Musée Picasso, Antibes, France

 

Silent Voices. Museum at Tamada Projects, Tokyo, Japan

 

Jaume Plensa / Shakespeare.Fundación Círculo de Lectores, Barcelona, Spain 

 

Sinónimos. Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain

2006

I in his eyes as one that found peace.Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago / New York, USA

 

Une âme, deux corps…trois ombres.Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris, France

 

Jerusalem.Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani Es Baluard, L’Aljub, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

 

Canetti’s Dream. Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria

 

Songs and Shadows.Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, USA

 

Jaume Plensa, Livres, estampes et multiples sur papier 1978-2006. Centre de la Gravure La Louvière, La Louvière / Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

2005

Jaume Plensa. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga, Spain

 

Is art something in between?.Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

 

13 doubts. English Church - Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany

 

Song of Songs.Albion Gallery, London, UK

 

Glückauf?.Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany

 

Jaume Plensa, Ópera, teatro y amigos.Museo Colecciones ICO, Madrid, Spain

2004

Anònim. Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain

 

Jaume Plensa. Galleria Gentili-Villa il Tasso, Montecatini, Italy

 

Jaume Plensa, Livres, estampes et multiples sur papier 1978-2003. Musée des Beaux Arts, Caen, France / Fundación César Manrique, Lanzarote, Spain

 

Il suono del sangue parla la stessa lingua. VOLUME!, Roma, Italy

 

Fiumi e cenere.Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy

 

Silent Noise.The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago / Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans / University Gallery -Fine Arts Center UMASS, Amherst, USA

2003

Crystal Rain. Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris, France

 

Jaume Plensa.Galerie Academia - Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria

 

Who? Why?. Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, USA 

 

Hot? Sex?. Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain

2002

Rumor. Centro Cultural de España, México D.F., Mexico

 

Wispern. Església de Sant Domingo, Pollença, Mallorca, Spain

 

B.OPEN. The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

 

Jaume Plensa. Fondation Européenne pour la Sculpture, Parc Tournay-Solvay, Bruxelles, Belgium 

 

Primary Thoughts. Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain

2001

Close up. Mestna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Logbook. Galerie Diehl-Vorderwuelbecke, Berlin, Germany 

 

Europa. Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain

2000

Twin shadows. Richard Gray Gallery, New York, USA

 

Twin shadows. Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, USA

 

Proverbs of hell. Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria

 

Jaume Plensa, 360º. Museo Municipal de Málaga, Málaga, Spain

 

Chaos-Saliva. Palacio de Velázquez – Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

1999

Etwas von mir. Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany

 

Jaume Plensa. Tamada Projects Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

 

Bruit. Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

 

Komm mit, komm mit! Rupertinum Museum, Salzburg, Austria

 

Whisper. Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, USA

 

Jaume Plensa. Galería Toni Tàpies - Edicions T, Barcelona, Spain

 

Wanderers Nachtlied. Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna, Austria 

 

Love Sounds.Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany

1998

Jaume Plensa. Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea - Palazzo Forti, Verona, Italy

 

Dallas?...Caracas?Fundación Museo Jacobo Borges, Caracas, Venezuela

 

Dallas?...Caracas? The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, USA

 

Golden sigh. Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland

 

Jaume Plensa. Galerie Pièce Unique, Paris, France

 

Water. Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain de Picardie, Amiens, France

1997

Wie ein Hauch.Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin, Germany

 

Jaume Plensa. Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

 

Jaume Plensa. Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden

 

Rumore. Fattoria di Celle, Santomato di Pistoia, Italy

 

Jaume Plensa. Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France

1996

Jaume Plensa. Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain

 

Blake in Gateshead. Baltic Flour Mills, Gateshead, UK

 

Close up. Office in Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

 

Islands. Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, USA

 

Jaume Plensa. Centre de Cultura Sa Nostra, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

1995

Wonderland. Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

 

One thought fills immensity.Städtische Galerie, Göppingen, Germany

1994

Cal·ligrafies. Edicions T Galeria d’Art, Barcelona, Spain

 

Jaume Plensa. Un Sculpteur, une Ville. Valence, France

 

Jaume Plensa. Galleria Civica Modena, Modena, Italy

 

The Personal Miraculous Fountain. The Henry Moore Studio at Dean Clough, Halifax, Canada

1993

Jaume Plensa. Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin, Germany

 

Mémoires Jumelles. Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland 

 

Mémoires Jumelles. Galerie de France, Paris, France

1992

Jaume Plensa. The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland

 

Jaume Plensa. Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona, Spain

 

Jaume Plensa. Galleria Gentili, Firenze, Italy

1991

Jaume Plensa. P.S. Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

Monocroms. Galería B.A.T., Madrid, Spain

 

Jaume Plensa. Galerie Eric Franck, Geneve, Switzerland

1990

Dibuixos. Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona, Spain

 

Jaume Plensa. Eglise de Courmerlois-Silo Art Contemporain, Reims-Val-de-Vesle, France 

 

Jaume Plensa. Galerie de France, Paris, France

1989

Jaume Plensa. The Sharpe Gallery, New York, USA

 

Jaume Plensa. Galerie Philippe Guimiot, Bruxelles, Belgium

 

Jaume Plensa. Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona, Spain

1988

Jaume Plensa. The Sharpe Gallery, New York, USA

 

Jaume Plensa. Galerie Folker Skulima, Berlin, Germany

 

Jaume Plensa. Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France

 

Jaume Plensa. Galería Rita García, Valencia, Spain

1987

Jaume Plensa. Galerie Philippe Guimiot, Bruxelles, Belgium

 

Jaume Plensa. Halle Sud, Geneve, Switzerland

1986

Jaume Plensa. Galeria Maeght, Barcelona, Spain

1985

Jaume Plensa. Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain 

 

Jaume Plensa. Galerie Lola Gassin, Nice, France

1984

Jaume Plensa. Galerie Axe Actuel, Toulouse, France

 

Jaume Plensa. Galerie Folker Skulima, Berlin, Germany

1983

Jaume Plensa. Galería Ignacio de Lassaletta, Barcelona, Spain

1982

Llibre de vidre. Galería Eude, Barcelona, Spain

1981

Tres noms nous. Galería 13, Barcelona, Spain

1980

Jaume Plensa. Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2018 Detour. Artipelag, Gustavsberg, Sweden
  Echigo-Tsumari, Art Field. Art Triennale 2018, Japan

 

Bijoux d’artistes, de Calder à Koons. La collection idéale de Diane Venet. Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

2017

SOM: Engineering x (Art+Architecture). Mana Contemporary Chicago / Chicago Architecture Biennial, USA

 

In Situ 2017, Patrimoine et art contemporain. Abbaye de Fontfroide, Narbonne, France

 

Frieze Sculpture 2017. Regent’s Park, London, UK

 

Glasstress 2017. Collateral Event 57th International Venice Biennale. Fundazione Berengo, Palazzo Franchetti Cavalli, Venice, Italy

 

Blickachsen 11. Contemporary Sculpture in Bad Homburg and Frankfurt Rhein Main, Germany

 

40, Celebrating 40 years of Art without walls.Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, UK

2016

Sculpture in the City 2016. 6th Edition. City of London, UK

 

Skulptur i Pilane 2016.Sältevo Gård, Klövedal, Sweden

 

Opening Ceremony of the new Jakobshallen. Jakobshallen – Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany

 

140 Artist-15 Years. Galleri Andersson, Umeå, Sweden

 

4ème édition de la Biennale de sculpture. Parc Caillebotte, Yerres, France

 

Public Art Installations at Harvard Business School. Aldrich Lawn, Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

 

Points de veu d’artistes. Espace Science Actualités, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris, France

2015

Surrealism, the Conjured Life. MCA-Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA

 

Von Hockney bis Holbein, Die Sammlung Würth. Museum Würth / Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, Germany

 

Galerie Lelong, Exposición en Valladolid. Sala de las Francesas / Sala de Museo la Pasión, Valladolid, Spain

 

ArtZuid. International Sculpture Route, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Clouds. Fondation Croÿ-Roeulx, Château du Roeulx, Le Roeulx, Belgium

 

Glasstress 2015 Gotika. Collateral Event-56th International Venice Biennale. Palazzo Franchetti Cavalli, Venice,Italy

 

Water and Land Niigata Art Festival 2015. Niigata, Japan

 

Private view 2. Städtische Galerie, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

2014

Touch. Saastamoinen Foundation Collection. EMMA-Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, Finland

 

TRIO. Jaume Plensa, Kiki Smith, Barthélémy Toguo. Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris, France

 

Sculpture du Sud: une aventure méditerranéenne. Villa Datris - Fondation pour la Sculpture Contemporine, L’Isle-sur- la-Sorgue, France

 

Celebration of Music and Childhood. 110º Ravinia Music Festival, Ravinia Park, Chicago, USA

 

Symphony of Nature. Sculptures commissioned for Double Cove, Hong Kong

 

Haver fet un lloc on els artistas tinguin dret a equivocar-se. Històries de l’Espai 10 i l’Espai 13 de la Fundació Miró. Fundació Miró, Barcelona, Spain

 

Committed to Paper: Master Drawings and Prints by Sculptors. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, USA

2013

The Sculpture Park. Frieze London / Frieze Masters, London, UK

 

Opere dalla Collezione Permanente/1. CAMUSAC-Cassino Museo d’Arte, Contemporanea. Cassino, Italy

 

L’altro ritratto. MART-Museo di arte moderna e conemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy

 

Alfond Inn. Rollins Collage, Winter Park, Florida, USA

 

Beyond Limits. Sotheby’s at Chatsworth. Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK

 

Kunstprojekt Salzburg. Moderne Kunst auf alten Plätzen, Salzburg Foundation, Salzburg, Austria

 

Art, dos punts. Barcelona Viu l’Art Contemporani. Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona and Caixa Forum, Barcelona, Spain

 

Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden. Wuppertal, Germany

 

Blickachsen 9. Contemporary Sculpture in Bad Homburg and Frankfurt Rhein Main, Germany

 

Spanish Modern & Contemporary Art Exhibition. Seongnam Cultural Foundation, Korea

 

Glasstress White Light / White Heat. Palazzo Cavalli-Francheti, Collateral event on the 55th Venice Biennale, Italy

 

Nuage. Musée Réattu, Arles, France

 

Setouchi Triennale 2013. Setouchi International Art Festival, Japan

2012

Decade. Contemporary Collecting 2002-2012. Albrigh-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA

 

Jing’an International Sculpture Project. Shanghai, China

 

Muse: Exploring Inspiration. Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, USA

 

From Head to Toe, Human Images in the Focus of the Würth Collection. Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch,Germany

 

Oir Rio. Other Ideas for Rio.Oir.Art.Br. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

Moderne Kunst im Dom. Zun 1000-jährigen Domjubiläum. Bamberg, Germany

 

Water and Land Niigata Art Festival. Niigata, Japan

 

Skulptur at Pilane. Sältevo, Klövedal, Sweden

 

Kiev Sculpture Project 2012. Kiev, Hungary

 

Art as Magic: Visionary artist and their internal world. Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan

 

Beaufort04. Triennial Contemporary Art by the Sea, Belgium

 

Bodhi. Gazelli Art House, London, UK

 

Glasstress New York: New Art from the Venice Biennale. Museum of Arts and Design New York, New York

 

Mixed Media, New Sculpture. Haunch of Venison, London, UK

 

Glasstress New York. Museum of Arts and Design-MAD, New York, USA

2011

Glasstress. La Biennale di Venezia, Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti. Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Campo Santo Stefano, Venice, Italy

 

Picasso to Koons, The Artist as Jeweler. Museum of Art and Design, New York, USA

 

European Ivestment Bank Collection. Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens, Greece

 

The Last Freedom, From the Pioneers of Land-Art of the 1960’s to the Cyberspace. Ludwing Museum, Koblenz, Germany

 

Glasstress 2011. Istituto Veneto, Palazzo Cavali Franchetti, 54th Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

 

Art on Lake. Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

 

Freibeuter der Utopie. Weserburg / Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany

 

Within/Beyond borders: The Collection of the European Investment Bank. Luxembourg at the Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens, Greece

 

Artzuid 2011. International Sculpture Route, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Ombres et lumières. Dessins et ouvres du fonds régional d’art contemporain de Picardie, Galerie Nationale de la Tapisserie, Beauvais, France

2010

L’océan, visions d’artisties du 19º au 21º siecle. Belleveu, Biarritz, France

 

The Fifth Genre. Considering the Contemporary Still Life. Galerie Lelong & Co. New York, USA

 

Umedalen Skulptur 10. Umeå Sculptur Park, Umeå, Sweden

 

Fiax Lux. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo MACUF, A Coruña, Spain

 

Sculptors celebrate the legacy of Fred and Lena Meijer. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids

 

Arts Towada. Towada, Japan

 

Disquieted. Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, USA

2009

We. Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver, Canada

 

Corpo Automi Robot. Museo d’Arte de Lugano, Villa Malpensata e Villa Ciani, Lugano, Italy

 

Conflicting Tales: Subjectivity (Quadrilogy, Part 1). The Burger Collection, Berlin, Germany

 

Sculpture at Pilane 2009. Tjörn, Sweden

 

Niigata Water and Land Art Festival 2009. Niigata, Japan

 

Art Albertina. Albertina Museum, Vienna, Italy

 

Beyond Limits, Shotheby’s at Chatsworth. Chatswhorth House, Derbyshire, UK

 

Unconditional Love. Arsenale Novissimo, 52 Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

 

Blickachsen 7. Kurpark and Schlosspark, Bad Homburg, Germany

 

La escultura en la colección del IVAM. IVAM–Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain

 

Transparency. Open air light art during the EU Presidency of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic

2008

Beyond Limits, Shotheby’s at Chatsworth. Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK

 

Shaping a Space II. Galeria Mário Sequeira, Braga, Portugal

 

A Year in Drawing. Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, USA

 

World of Glass. Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf

 

España, Arte Spagnola 1957-2007, Da Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Tápies ai nostri giorni. Palazzo Sant’Elia, Palermo

 

Digitale Raumkunst / Digital Artspace. Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum - Zentrum Internationaler Skulptur, Duisburg, Germany

2007

Figura humana y abstracción, Esculturas de los siglos XX y XXI, Colección Würth Alemania y España. Museo Würth La Rioja, Logroño, Spain

 

Dialogues Méditerranéens. La Citadelle, Saint Tropez, France

 

Barcelone 1947–2007. Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

 

Sculpture Biennale Kijkduin 2007, International Glass & Sculpture Exposition. Kijkduin, The Hague, Netherlands

 

La Palabra Imaginada. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain

 

Entre la palavra e a imagem. Museo da Cidade, Lisbon / Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarâes, Portugal 

 

Monumental, Sotheby’s at Isleworth. Windermere, Florida, USA

2006

Eye in Europe, Prints, Books & Multiples / 1960 to now. MoMA, New York, USA

 

Beyond Limits, Sotheby’s at Chatsworth. Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK

 

Femmes d’Europe. La Citadelle, Saint Tropez, France

 

Picasso to Plensa. Salvador Dalí Museum, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA

 

Homenaje a Chillida. Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

 

Full House – Faces of a Collection. Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

 

Snow Show. Sestriere, Turin, Italy

 

Dormir, rêver…et autres nuits. Musée d’art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France

2005

Picasso to Plensa. The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

 

Broken Glass. Glaspaleis, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Harlem, Netherlands

 

81st Exhibition of Artist Members. The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, USA

 

Dual, Transitos y entrecruzamientos para la Historia del Arte. Centre d’Art la Panera, Lleida, Spain

 

Modern Times. Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar, Germany

 

Lenguajes y Sentidos. Colección Caja de Burgos, Sala de Exposiciones del Museo de la Pasión, Valladolid, Spain

2004

Diversité des langues de l’Europe, Hommage aux vingt langues de l’Europe sur (8 November). Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Façades du Palais Royal, Paris, France

 

Festival arbres & lumières. Association Festival Arbres & Lumières, Geneva, Italy

 

Outside In, Sculpture in the Natural World. Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, USA

 

A light crescendo, Art illuminating. St Mary’s, York Museum, York, U.K

 

La création contemporaine à la Manufacture nationale de Sèvres. Maison René Char–Hôtel Donadeï de Campredon, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France

2003

Indisciplinados. Museo de Arte Contemporánea, Vigo, Spain

 

Punto de encuentro – La Colección (1). Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos, Spain

 

Pintar Palabras.… Instituto Cervantes, Berlin, Germany / New York, USA

 

Memoria de un recorrido. Colección Caja de Burgos, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain 

 

Territoires nomads. Rurart Espace d’Arts, Rouillé, France

2002

Jaume Plensa–Fabrizio Corneli. Villa Carducci-Pandolfini, Chiostro di Villa Vogel, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Florence, Italy

 

Avesta Art 2002. Avesta, Sweden

 

DAK’ART 2002. Biennale de Dakar, Senegal

 

Leuchtspur, Koordinationsstelle für kulturelle Sonderprojekte. Kulturmeile Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany 

 

Conceptes de l’espai. Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain

2001

50 Ans de Sculpture Espagnole. Jardins du Palais Royal, Paris, France / Parque del Retiro, Madrid, Spain

 

Bienal de Valencia, Cuerpo y Pecado. Convento del Carmen, Valencia, Spain 

 

Milano–Europa 2000, I semi del Futuro. Palazzo della Triennale, Milan, Italy

2000

Seven Hills, Images and Signs of the 21st Century. Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany

 

Echigo–Tsumari Art Trinnieal 2000. Echigo–Tsumari, Japan

 

Faith. The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA

1999

La casa, il corpo, il cuore. Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria

 

Museum of Contemporary Art Sarajevo – Collection 1994–1997. Skenderija Center, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

1998

10–Intensity in Europe.Centre per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy

 

Artranspennine98. Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Henry Moore Sculpture Trust, Leeds and Tate Gallery, U.K

1997

Descoberta de la Col.lecció. MACBA–Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

 

Areopagitica, 28 freie Seiten. G.A.M.E.S. of Art, Mönchengladbach, Germany

1996

Abstrakt. Real Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria

 

Ars Aevi 2000. Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy

 

Chimériques Polymères. Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Nice, France

 

Happy End. Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany

1995

Metàfores del real. MACBA–Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

 

Wild at Heart. Tramway Centre, Glasgow, Scotland

1994

Six voices from Spain. Atlantis Gallery, London, U.K / Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK / Wrexham Library Arts Centre, Wales / Oriel 31, Powys, Wales / Tuille House Art Gallery, Carlisle, U.K

 

Kommentar zu Europa. Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria

1993

Gröbenwahn Kunstprojekte für Europa. Lindenger & Schmid, Regensburg, Germany

 

Cell-Cella-Celda. The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, U.K

 

Katalanische Skulptur im 20 Jahrhundert. Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany

1992

5 Triennale Fellbach 1992. Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany

 

Configuracions Urbanes. Olimpiada Cultural Barcelona’92, Barcelona, Spain

1991

XI Salón de los 16. Palacio de Velázquez, Madrid, Spain

 

Histories d’Oeil. Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France

1990

Barcelona Avant-Garde Part 2, Barcelona and Yokohama City Creation. Yokohama, Japan

 

Eisenskulptur Aus Spanien. Städtische Kunsthalle, Mannheim / Museum Bochum-Haus Waldsee, Berlin

 

AWARDS

2017

THE TEN-YEAR AWARD TO THE CROWN FOUNTAIN FOR EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURE 2017

 

AIA Chicago,A Chapter of The American Institute of Architects, Chicago, IL, USA

2016

CAMBIO16 AWARDS Cambio16 Magazine, Madrid, Spain

 

HONORARY MEMBER University Council of the Arts, University of Alcalá – UAH, Alcalá de Henares, Spain

2015

GLOBAL FINE ART AWARDS; BEST PUBLIC OUTDOOR INSTALLATION Freedom Tower, Miami Dade College, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

 

PREMI ATLÀNTIDA Publishers Guild of Catalunya, Convent dels Àngels, Barcelona, Spain

 

ACADÈMIC D’HONOR DE LA REIAL ACADÈMIA DE BELLES ARTS DE SANT JORDI Catalan Royal Academy of Fine Arts Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain

2014

CIUTAT DE BARCELONA AWARDS Barcelona Council, Barcelona, Spain

 

TOMÁS FRANCISCO PRIETO PRIZE. XXV Edition Royal Spanish Mint / National Coinage and Stamp Factory, Madrid, Spain

2013

VELAZQUEZ AWARD FOR PLASTIC ARTS Ministry of Education and Culture, Madrid, Spain

 

ISERLOHNER KUNSTPREIS Villa Wessel, Iserlohn, Germany

 

NATIONAL AWARD FOR GRAPHIC ARTS National Chalcography, Madrid, Spain

2012

NATIONAL AWARD FOR PLASTIC ARTS Ministry of Education and Culture, Madrid, Spain

 

5 PREMIS TENDÈNCIES. EL MUNDO DE CATALUNYA Best Consolidated Creator, Barcelona, Spain

 

CREU DE SANT JORDI Generalitat of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

2011

PREMI GAC 2011 Association of Catalonian Galleries Award, Barcelona, Spain

2010

BEST PUBLISHED BOOK ON 2009 - BIBLIOPHILY STATUS Ministry of Culture, General Direction for books, archives and libraries, Madrid, Spain

 

CIVIC TRUST AWARDS Liverpool, UK

2009

THE 2009 MARSH AWARD FOR PUBLIC SCULPTURE London, UK

  

PRECAST CONCRETE SOCIETY SPECIAL CREATIVITY AWARD London,UK

 2007

HEITLAND FOUNDATION PRIZE Celle, Germany

2006

THE BOMBAY SAPPHIRE PRIZE / ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR GLASS WORK  The Bombay Sapphire Foundation, London, UK

 

VILLA DE MADRID ETCHING AWARD Madrid, Spain

2005

AWARDED HONORARY DOCTORATE OF THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO Chicago, Illinois, USA

2003

VILLA DE MADRID SCULPTURE AWARD Madrid, Spain

1999

GOLD MEDAL OF PRAGUE QUADRENNIAL FOR STAGE DESIGN AND THEATRE ARCHITECTURE Prague, Czech

1998

KOINÉ’83 AWARD Milan / Honorific exhibition at the Palazzo Forti, Verona, Italy

 

PRIZE OF THE SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF ART CRITICS Madrid, Spain

1997

NATIONAL ART AWARD OF CATALONIA Barcelona, Spain

1996

ALEXANDER CALDER FOUNDATION Sache, France

1993

AWARDED CHEVALIER DES ARTS ET LETTRES Ministry of Culture, Paris, France

 

PROJECTS IN PUBLIC SPACE

IN MY FAITH, IN MY HOPE, IN MY LOVE, 2018
Site: Phønixbrygga, Fredrikstad, Norway
Commissioned by: Skulpturstopp Project, Norway, 2017

PACIFIC SOUL, 2018
Site: Pacific Gate, San Diego, California
Commissioned by: BOSA Development and Fine Arts Service LLC, 2017

LOVE, 2017
Site: Stationsplein, Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands
Commissioned by: Leeuwarden Fryslân 2018 – Culturele Hoofdstad van Europa for the project “11 Fountains”

BANGKOK SOUL, 2017
Site: MahaNakhon Building, Bangkok, Thailand

SOURCE, 2017
Site: Bonaventure Gateway, Montreal, Canada
Commissioned by: City of Montreal’s Public Art Bureau for 375th Anniversary
Patrons: France Chrétien Desmarais and André Desmarais

POSSIBILITIES, 2016
Site: Lotte World Tower, Seoul, South Korea
Commissioned by: Lotte Art Project, Seoul, South Korea, 2015

CARMELA, 2015
Site: Sant Pere més Alt – Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona, Spain, 2016

ROOTS, 2014
Site: Toranomon Hills, Tokyo, Japan
Commissioned by: Mori Building Corporation, Tokyo, 2014

SET POETES, 2014
Site: Plaza Lidia Armengol Vila, Andorra la Vella, Andorra
Commissioned by: Banca Privada de Andorra, 2013

LOOKING INTO MY DREAMS, AWILDA, 2012
Site: PAMM–Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, USA, 2017
1004 Portraits. 10th Anniversary of The Crown Fountain, Millennium Park, Chicago (2014-2015)
Olhar nos meus sonhos, Awilda. Enseada Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2012)

WONDERLAND, 2012
Site: The Bow, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Commissioned by: Encana Corporation, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2007

LAURA, 2012
Site and commissioned: Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, New York, USA

HOUSE OF MEMORY, 2012
Site: Shanghai IFC Mall, Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai, China
Commissioned by: Shanghai Tech Pro International Trading Co Ltd, Shanghai, 2011

DRÖM, 2012
Site: Clarion Hotel Post entrance, Gothenburg, Sweden
Commissioned by: Clarion Hotel Post, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2011

MIRROR, 2012
Site: Campus of the Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA
Commissioned by: Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA, 2011

ECHO, 2011
Site: Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA A gift from Barney A. Ebsworth Collection, 2014

ECHO. Mad. Sq. Art. Madison Square Park, New York, USA (May-September 2011)

SOUL, 2011
Site: Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore
Commissioned by: OFC Public Art Project Ocean Properties, Singapore, 2009

L’ANIMA DELLA MUSICA, 2011
Site: Museo del Violino, Cremona, Italy
Commissioned by: Fondazione Arvedi Buschini, Cremona, Italy, 2011

TOLERANCE, 2011
Site: Harmony Walk, Buffalo Bayou Park, Allen Parkway at Montrose Boulevard, Houston, Texas, USA
Commissioned by: Greater Houston Community Foundation, Houston, Texas, USA, 2009

BODY OF KNOWLEDGE, 2010
Site: Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Commissioned by: Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany, 2010

ALCHEMIST, 2010
Site and Commissioned: MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

AWILDA IN SALZBURG, 2010
Site: Dietrichsruh, Salzburg University, Sigmund Haffner-Gasser, Salzburg, Austria
Commissioned by: MKM / Sitiftung für Kunst und Kultur e.V / Salzburg Foundation, Austria, 2010

OGIJIMA’S SOUL, 2010
Site: Ogijima Community Hall, Seto Inland Sea, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
Commissioned by: The City of Takamatsu
Supported by: Setouchi International Art Festival 2010
Curated by: Fram Kitagawa

EVEN SHETIA, 2010
Site: Towada Arts Center, Aomori, Japan
Comissioned by: Arts Towada / Fumio Nanjo & Ass. 2010

NOMADE, 2010
Site: Bastion Saint-Jaume, Quai Rambaud, Antibes, France
Commissioned by: Mairie d’Antibes, Antibes, France, 2008

WORLD VOICES, 2010
Site: Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE
Commissioned by: Emaar Properties – Burj Khalifa Developments, Dubai, 2008

DREAM, 2009
Site: Sutton Manor, St Helens, Liverpool, U.K
Commissioned by: St Helens Council / Liverpool Biennial for Contemporary Art, U.K, 2007 Curated by: Laurie Peake, Liverpool Biennial

HOUSE OF KNOWLEDGE, 2008
Site: Textile Fashion Center, Borås University, Borås, Sweden, 2014

EL ALMA DEL EBRO, 2008
Site: Expo 2008 enclosure Ranillas, Zaragoza, Spain
Commissioned by: EXPO ZARAGOZA 2008, Zaragoza, Spain, 2006

NOMADE, 2007
Site: Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, USA

CONVERSATION À NICE, 2007
Site: Place Masséna, Nice, France
Commissioned by: Commuanuté d’Agglomération Nice Côte d’Azur, Nice, France, 2005

BREATHING, 2005
Site: BBC Broadcasting House, London, U.K
Commissioned by: BBC Broadcasting House, 2003
Curated by: Vivien Lovell

THE CROWN FOUNTAIN, 2004
Site: Millennium Park, Chicago, USA
Commissioned by: Public Art Program, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Chicago
Supported by: Henry Crown and Company, 2000

WHITE TWINS, 2004
Site: Coredo Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan
Commissioned by: A.I.M Corporation, Tokyo, Japan / Nihonbashi 1-Chome Project, 2003

AS ONE, 2003
Site: Lester B Pearson International Airport, Baggage Claim Area, Toronto, Canada
Commissioned by: The Greater Toronto Airport Authority, 2001
Curated by: Elsa Cameron

TALKING CONTINENTS, 2003
Site: Jacksonville Arena Plaza, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Commissioned by: Art in Public Places Commission, City of Jacksonville, Florida, 2003

BRIDGE OF LIGHT, 2002
Site: Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem, Israel
Commissioned by: The Jerusalem Foundation, 1998

SEELE?, 2002
Site: Neanderthal Park, Düsseldorf, Germany
Commissioned by: Neanderthal Museum, 2000
Curated by: Volker Friedrich Marten

MAGRITTE’S DREAM, 2001
Site: Aino Station, Fukuroi City, Japan Commissioned by: Fukuroi City, 2000
Curated by: Fram Kitagawa

CASA DORADA PARA PÁJAROS, 2001
Site: Plaza Félix Sáenz, Málaga, Spain
Acquired by: the City of Málaga, 2001
Curated by: Pedro Pizarro

MI CASA EN TORRELAVEGA, 2001
Site: Paseo de Julio Hauzeur, Torrelavega, Spain
Commissioned by: Ayuntamiento de Torrelavega
Curated by: Fernando Francés

EL CORAZÓN DE LAS PALABRAS, 2000
Site: USA Today Headquarters, McLean, Virginia, USA
Commissioned by: Gannett / USA Today, 2000
Curated by: Lisa Austin

GLÄSERNER SEELE or Mr. NET IN BRANDENBURG, 2000
Site: Land Brandenburg, Germany
Commissioned by: Ministerium für Wirtschaft des Landes Brandenburg, 1999
Project: Europa, EXPO 2000 Hannover
Curated by: Stefan von Senger

SEVEN DEITIES OF GOOD FORTUNE, 2000
Site: Daikanyama, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Commissioned by: Daikanyama Project, 1999
Curated by: Fram Kitagawa

TRANSPARENT DOUBTS, 2000
Site: University of Shizuoka for Culture and Art, Hamamatsu, Japan
Commissioned by: the University of Shizuoka for Culture and Art, Hamamatsu, 1999
Curated by: Fumio Nanjo

THE HOUSE OF BIRDS, 1999
Site: Mion Nakasato, Japan
Commissioned by: Echigo-Tsumari Art Festival 2000, 1998
Project: Tsumari-go Art Necklace Project
Curated by: Fram Kitagawa

CAPSA DE LLUM, 1998
Site: Gran Via de Jaume I and Avenida Ramon Folch, Girona, Spain
Commissioned by: City of Girona, 1997
Curated by: Joan Casanovas

TWINS II, 1998
Commissioned by: KBS CPE Office and Kimpo City, 1998
Project: Kimpo International Sculpture Project, Kimpo
Curated by: Sounjou Seo

BLAKE IN GATESHEAD, 1996
Site: Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art, Gateshead, U.K.
Commissioned by: the Metropolitan Borough Council Libraries and Arts, Gateshead, 1996
Project: Temporary Contemporary, Visual Arts Year, U.K.
Curated by: Sune Nordgren

ISLAS, 1995
Site: Rambla de Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Commissioned by: the Colegio de Arquitectos de Canarias, 1994
Curated by: Vicente Saavedra

FARET TACHIKAWA, 1994
Site: Tachikawa City, Japan
Commissioned by: The Housing and Urban Development Corporation and Tachikawa City, 1993
Curated by: Fram Kitagawa

BORN, 1992
Site: Passeig del Born, Barcelona, Spain
Commissioned by: Cultural Olympiad, s.a. The Olympic Games of Barcelona and the City of Barcelona, 1992
Project: Configuracions Urbanes, Barcelona
Curated by: Gloria Moure

AUCH, 1991
Site: Escalier Monumentale and Place Barbès, Auch, France
Commissioned by: City of Auch and the Ministère de l’Education Nationale et de la Culture, Délégation aux Arts Plastiques, 1990
Curated by: François Barré, Béatrice Salmon, Patrice Béghain and Norbert Duffort

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