Biography

Born in Liverpool 1949. Lives and works in Wuppertal, Germany.

EDUCATION


2006–2014
Professorship at the Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf

2009–2013
Rektor of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

2001–2006
Professorship at the Universität der Künste (UdK), Berlin

1988–2001
Professorship at the Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf

1978–1988
Taught at the Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf

1976
Professor L’Ecole des Beaux Arts de Metz

1973–1977
Royal College of Art (MA)

1970–1973
Wimbledon School of Art (BA)

1969–1970
Gloucestershire College of Art, Cheltenham

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


2018
▹ “Tony Cragg – Roots and Stones“ im Isfahan Museum of Contemporary Art

2017
▹ ‘Tony Cragg: Roots & Stones’ at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
▹ Tony Cragg, "Sculptures" - Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm
▹ Tony Cragg. Sculptures and Works on Paper - Ludwig Museum, Koblenz
▹ Tony Cragg: Recent Sculptures at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
▹ Tony Cragg: A Rare Category of Objects at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire
▹ Tony Cragg in der Villa Schöningen, Berlin
▹ Tony Cragg at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havanna, Kuba
▹ Tony Cragg. Sculpture 3.2.17–8.5.17 at Wrocław Contemporary Museum
▹ Tony Cragg. Unnatural Selection. Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt.02.12.2016 – 26.03.2017
▹ Tony Cragg at MUDAM, Luxembourg

2016
▹ Tony Cragg at Lisson Gallery, 1 October – 5 November 2016
▹ Tony Cragg, "Tony Cragg at Djurgården" Stockholm, June 5 - October 28, 2016
▹ Tony Cragg Restrospective: Parts of the World at Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal -19.04.2016-14.08.2016
▹ Tony Cragg SCULPTURE - Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko
▹ Tony Cragg. Sculptures and Drawings - Hermitage St. Petersburg; 02.03.2016 - 15.05.2016
▹ Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Pantin Paris

2015
▹ Glasstress 2015/Gotika. Collateral event of the 56th International Art exhibition/Biennale Art 2015
▹ Galerie Buchmann, Berlin, 21.3. - 25.4.2015
▹ Walks of Life 25. April 2015 - 25. Oktober 2015
▹ Tony Cragg’s Skulptur “Runner” im Düsseldorfer Dreischeibenhaus
▹ Kunstprojekt Krauthügel – Drei neue Skulpturen von Tony Cragg
▹ Tony Cragg, dialogue with the Duomo
▹ Tony Cragg - Projekt für die Synagoge Stommeln
▹ Tony Cragg at Benaki Museum in Athens - 10/09/2015 - 08/11/2015
▹ Tony Cragg World Economic Forum Davos
▹ Tony Cragg Solo Show ADAA, New York
▹ Sculpture, Pilane, Gothenburg International Sculpture Exhibition
▹ Benaki Museum, Athens
▹ Dialogo con il Duomo TONY CRAGG, Expo Milan 2015
▹ Synagoge Stommeln, Pulheim

2014
▹ Tony Cragg Heydar Aliyev Art Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan
▹ Tony Cragg Ravello, Italy
▹ TONY CRAGG Walks of Life MAD. SQ. ART 2014, New York

2013
▹ Tony Cragg: Sculptures and Drawings, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
▹ La Llotja Palma de Mallorca
▹ Musée d’Art Moderne St. Etienne
▹ Großer Kulturpreis der Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Rheinland 2013
▹ Chaire de Création Artistique, Collège de France

2012
▹ Museo d’Arte della Citta di Lugano
▹ British Council featured in China: CAFAM, Beijing; MOCA, Chengdu; HAM, Shanghai
▹ Ernst-Barlach-Haus, Hamburg
▹ Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover
▹ Tony Cragg with Cass at Exhibtion Rd, London

2011
▹ Musée du Louvre, Paris
▹ MKM Küppersmühle, Duisburg
▹ National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
▹ Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
▹ Alto riconoscimento della Presidenza del Senato della Repubblica Italiana per la genialità del suo lavoro, Italy

2010
▹ Konstmuseum Boras, Sweden
▹ Ca’Pesaro, Venice
▹ Beijing, Prize for Non-Chinese-Artists 2010

2009
▹ Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen
▹ Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe

2008
▹ Tony Cragg versus Franz Messerschmidt, Belvedere Wien

2007
▹ Fondacion Cultural Plaza Mulato Gil de Castro, MAVI, Chile
▹ ‘Das Potential der Dinge’, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
▹’Tony Cragg 1995-2006’, Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru
▹ Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki
▹ Fondazione Stelline, Milan, Italy
▹ Nordiska Akvarellmuseet Skärhamn, Tjörn, Sweden

2006
▹ Centro Arti Visive Pescheria, Pesaro, Italy
▹ ‘Das Potential der Dinge’, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
▹ Centro Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2005
▹ Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, England
▹ The Central House of Artists, Moscow
▹ Neues Museum Nürnberg
▹ Arco 2005 A.E.C.A. (Asociación Espanola de Criticos de Arte)

2004
▹ Museu Serralves, Porto

2003
▹ Bibliothèque Nationale Francaise, Paris
▹ Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
▹ CAC Málaga, Malaga
▹ MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art, Rom

2002
▹ Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg
▹ Piepenbrock Prize for Sculpture

2001
▹ Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
▹ Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz

2000
▹ Muhka, Antwerp
▹ Glyndebourne, England
▹ Tate Gallery, Liverpool

1999
▹ Von-der-Heydt-Museum Wuppertal
▹ Sara Hildenin Taidemuseo, Tampere
▹ Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

1998
▹ Lenbachhaus, München
▹ Tallin Art Hall, Tallin
▹ Commune di Siena, Siena
▹ The Association of Latvian Art Museums, Riga
▹ The Contemporary Art Center of Vilnius, Vilnius

1997
▹ MACBA, Barcelona
▹ National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, Seoul
▹ Nationalgalerie, Ujazdowskie Castle, Warschau
▹ Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
▹ Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
▹ Biennale Venedig, Venedig
▹ Nationalgalerie Bratislava
▹ Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota
▹ Nationalgalerie Skopje
▹ Nationalgalerie Sofia
▹ Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

1996
▹ Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
▹ Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
▹ Henry Moore Foundation, Halifax

1995
▹ Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
▹ Nationalgalerie Prag, Valdsteinská jízdarna v Praze, Prag

1994
▹ Kunstverein, St. Gallen
▹ Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento
▹ Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes

1993
▹ ‘Tides and Time’ commissioned by the town of Bodo, Norway, Archimedes Screw’ commissioned by the town of 's-Hertogenbosch
▹ ‘Archimedes Screw’ commissioned by the town of 's-Hertogenbosch

1992
▹ IVAM Valencia
▹ Tramway, Glasgow
▹ Centre d'art Contemporain, Kerguéhennec

1991
▹ Washington Corcoran Museum
▹ Houston Contemporary Art Museum
▹ Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
▹ Wiener Secession, Wien

1990
▹ Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach
▹ The Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
▹ ‘Early Forms’ commissioned by the Houston Musem of Fine Arts
▹‘Early Forms’ commissioned by the Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal

1989
▹ Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
▹ Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

1988
▹ British Representative at the 43rd Venice Biennale, ‘Menzione Speziale’ (Venice Biennale)

1987
▹ Hayward Gallery, London
▹ Documenta 8, Kassel

1986
▹ University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley
▹ The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn
▹ Venice Biennale

1985
▹ ARC, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
▹ Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, München
▹ Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brüssel
▹ Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover

1984
▹ Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
▹ The Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1983
▹ Kunsthalle Bern

1982
▹ Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
▹ Le Nouveau Musée (NDLR), Lyon
▹ Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterloo
▹ Fifth Triennale India, New Delhi
▹ Documenta 7, Kassel

1981
▹ Musée d'Art et d'Industrie, St. Etienne
▹ Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
▹ Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal

1980
▹ Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
▹ Kunst in Europa na '68, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent
▹ Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

1979
▹ Europa-Kunst der 80er Jahre, Stuttgart
▹ First One-Man Exhibition at the Lisson Gallery

AWARDS


2018
▹ Awarded the Order of Merit of North Rhine-Westphalia

2015
▹ Honorary professorship Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

2014
▹ Honorary doctor of Azerbaijan
▹ Citizen of Honor of the City of Wuppertal

2012
▹ Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany 1st Class (Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse)
▹ Artist’s Medal of Honor of the Hermitage, Russia
▹ Honorary Fellow of University of the Arts London
▹ Cologne Fine Art Award

2009
▹ Honorary doctor of the Royal College of Arts

2007
▹ Praemium Imperiale for Sculpture

2005
▹ 1st Prize for Best Sculpture at the Beijing Biennale

2002
▹ Commander of the British Empire (CBE)

2001
▹ Shakespeare Prize
▹ Honorary Degree Award of Doctor of the University of Surrey
▹ Honorary Fellowship, John Moores University, Liverpool
▹ Elected to the Akademie der Künste, Berlin

1996
▹ Honorary Professorship, Budapest

1994
▹ Royal Academician (RA)

1989
▹ Von-der-Heydt-Prize

1988
▹ Turner Prize

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