Jaume Plensa, Biography

Born 1955 in Barcelona. 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


2019
Talking Continents. Telfair Museums, Jepson Center for the Arts, Savannah, Georgia, USA
Jaume Plensa. Galería Pilar Serra, Madrid, Spain
Jaume Plensa, Nouvelles estampes. Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris, France

2018
Jaume Plensa. MACBA–Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Invisibles. Palacio de Cristal, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Talking Continents. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Jaume Plensa. Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden
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, Francev
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, ItalyJaume 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


2019
▹ La Source. Fondation Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles, Hyères, France
▹ From Head to Toe, Human Images in the Focus of the Würth Collection. Forum Würth Rorschach, Switzerland
▹ Jaume Plensa, Kiki Smith, Barthélémy Toguo. Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris, France

2018
▹ Dream, l’Arte Incontra i Sogni. Chiostro del Bramante, Rome, Italy
▹ Beyond Borders, Un dialogue inspiré par la collection de la Banque européenne d’investissement.
▹ Boghossian Foundation, Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium
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, German
▹ +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


2018
▹ AWARDED HONORARY DOCTORATE OF THE UNIVERSITAT AUTÒNOMA DE BARCELONA, Barcelona, Spain

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


VOICES, 2018
Site: 30 Hudson Yards, New York, USA
Commissioned by: Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group, New York

JULIA, 2018
Site: Plaza de Colón, Madrid, Spain
An initiative of the Fundación María Cristina Masaveu Peterson in conjunction with Ayuntamiento de Madrid, Spain

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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