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Jaume Plensa - CV

1955 Born in Barcelona
Lives and works in Paris and Barcelona

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

1980  Fundacio Joan Miro. Barcelona. (cat)
1981  "Tres noums nous". 13 Gallery. Barcelona.
1982  "Llibre de vidre". Eude Gallery. Barcelona.
1983  Ignacio de Lassaletta Gallery. Barcelona. (cat)
1984  Folker Skulima Gallery. Berlin. (cat)
           Axe Actuel Gallery. Toulouse.
1985  Lola Gassin Gallery. Nice.
           Juana de Aizpuru Gallery. Madrid.
1986  Maeght Gallery. Barcelona. (cat)
1987  Philippe Guimiot Gallery. Bruxelles. (cat)
           Halle Sud. Geneve.
1988  Rita Garcia Gallery. Valencia. (cat)
           Museum of Contemporary Art. Lyon. (cat)
           Folker Skulima Gallery. Berlin. (cat)
           The Sharpe Gallery. New York. (cat)
1989  Carles Tache Gallery. Barcelona. (cat)
            Philippe Guimiot Gallery. Bruxelles. (cat)
            The Sharpe Gallery. New York.
1990  "de France" Gallery. Paris. (cat)
            Eglise de Courmerlois-Silo Contemporary Art. Reimes-Val-de-Vesle. (cat)
           "Dibuixos" Carles Tache Gallery. Barcelona. (cat)
1991  Eric Franck Gallery. Geneve. (cat)
           "Monocroms". B.A.T. Gallery. Madrid. (cat)
            P.S. Gallery. Tokyo. (cat)
1992  Gentili Gallery. Firenza .
           Carles Tache Gallery. Barcelona. (cat)
            The Royal Scottish Academy. Edinburgh.
1993  "Memoires Jumelles". "de France" Gallery. Paris. (cat)
           "Memoires Jumelles". Alice Pauli Gallery. Lausanne. (cat)
            Volker Diehl Gallery. Berlin.
           "Micce-Prodigiosa Fontana Individuale". 26-09-1993 Nocera Umbra. Italy.
1994  "The Personal Mirculous Fountain". The Henry Moore Studio at Dean Clough. 

            Halifax. (cat)
           "Wonderland". Gamarra y Garrigues. Madrid. (cat)
           Barbara Farber Gallery. Amsyerdam.
           Civica Modena Gallery. Modena.(cat)
           "Jaume Plensa. Un Sculpeur, une Ville". Valence. (cat)
           Christine Konig. Wien.
           "Cal.ligrafies".Edicions T Art Gallery. Barcelona.
           Gentili Gallery. Firenza.
1995  Michal Hue-Williams Gallery. London.
           Stadtische Gallery. Goppingen. (cat)
           "Wonderland". Daniel Templon. Paris.
1996  Centre de Cultura Sa Nostra. Palma de Mallorca.(cat)
           "Islands". Richard Gray Gallery. Chicago. (cat)
           Scognamiglio & Teano. Napoli.(cat)
           "Close up". Office in Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv.
           "Blake in Gateshead". Baltic Flour Mills. Gateshead/
            Fundacio Joan Miro. Barcelona. (cat)
1997  National du Jeu de Paume Gallery. Paris. (cat)
           "Rumore". Gori Collection/ Celle. Pistoia.
           Michael Hue-Williams Gallery. London.
           Berggruen Gallery. Paris
           Malmo Konsthall. Malmo. (cat)
           Stadtische Kunsthalle Mannheim. Mannheim. (cat)
           "Wie ein Hauch". Volker Diehl Gallery/ Berlin. (cat)
           Der Brucke Gallery. Buenos Aires. (cat)
1998  Daniel Templon Gallery. Paris.
           "Water". Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain de Picardie. Amiens. (cat)
           Piece Unique Gallery. Paris.
           "Golden Sigh". Alice Pauli Gallery. Lausanne.
            Gianni Giacobbi Gallery. Palma de Mallorca.
           "Dallas?… Caracas?". The MAC. The Mckiney Avenue Contemporary Art. Dallas.
           "Dallas?… Caracas?". Fundacion Jacobo Borges Museum. Caracas. (cat)
            Palazzo Forti. Verona. (cat)
1999  "Love Sounds". Kestner Gesellschafts. Hannover. (cat)
           "wanderers Machtlies". Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig. Palais 

            Liechtenstein. Wein
            Tony Tapies Gallery - Edicions T. Barcelona. 
           "Whisper". Richard Gray Gallery. Chicago.
           "Komm mit, komm mit!". Rupertinum Museum. Salzburg.
           "Bruit". Daniel Templon Gallery. Paris.
            Fernando Santos Gallery. Porto.
            Tamada Projects Corporation. Tokyo. (cat)
           "Etwas von mir". Kunsthalle zu Kiel. Kiel.
2000  "Chaos-Saliva". Palacio de Velazquez - Museum Nacional Centro de Arte Reina 

            Sofia. Madrid. (cat)
           "Jaume Palensa. 360". Museum Municipal de Malaga. Malaga. (cat)
           "Jaume Palensa. Proverbs of hell". Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art. Salzburg.

2003  “Bridge of Light”, Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem, Israel
 

Selected Group Exhibitions:
1981  "Bacarios del Ministerio de Cultura". Museum of Contemporary Art. Madrid.
1982  "Libros de Artista". Sala Piccaso. Ministerio de Cultura. Madrid.
1983  "Quaderns de Viatge". Fundacio Joan Miro. Barcelona.
           "Salo de Tardor". Salo de Tinell. Barcelona.
           "Seis Espanoles en Madrid". Fernando Vijande Gallery. Madrid.
           "La Imagen del Animal en el Arte". Casa del Monte. Ministerio de Cultura. 

           Madrid.
1984  "Bestia". Palau Meca. Generalitat de Catalunya. Barcelona.
           "Encuentros en Chamartin". Madrid.
           "Spanisches Kaleidoskop". Dormund. Basel. Bonn.
           "Seis Escultores Espanoles". Palacio de Cristal. Madrid.
           "Spaanse Kunst". Nouvelle Image Gallery. Der Haag.
1985  "Jonge Catalaanse Kunst". Fodor Museum. Amsterdam.
           "Nova Escultura Catalana". Caixa de Barcelona. Barcelona.
           "Synonyme Fur Skulptur". Neue Gallery am Landesmuseum Joanneum. Graz.
           "3 Internationale Triennale der Zeichnung". Kunsthalle Nurenberg. Nurenberg.
1986  "Barcelone 1986". Espace Lyonnais d'Art Contemporain. Lyon.
           "Espais I Escultures". Fundacio Joan Miro. Barcelona.
1987  "Extra!". Palau Robert. Barcelona.
           "Manierismus Subjective" Krinzinger Gallery. Wein.
           Carles Tache Gallery. Barcelona.
           "Naturalezas Espanolas 1940-1987". Centro Reina Sofia. Madrid.
1989  "A propos de dessin". Adrien Maeght. Paris.
           "Des Tetes". La Chartreuse. Villeneuve lez Avignon.
1990  "Eisenskulptur Aus Spanien". Stadische Kunsthalle Mannheim-Museum 

            Bochum-Haus Waldsee Berlin. (cat)
            "Barcelona Avant-Garde Part 2". Barcelona and Yokohama City Creation.

            Yokohama. (cat)
           "Il Mondo delle Torri: Da Babilonia a Manhattan". Palazzo Reale. Comune de 

            Milano. Milano. (cat)
           "6 Katalanische Kunstler". Kunstverein Ludwigsburg. Ludwigsburg. (cat)
           "Venus". Moulins Albigeois. DRAC Midi-Pyrenees & Cimaise et Protique. Albi.
1991  "Histories d'Oeil" Museum of Contemrorary Art Lyon. Lyon.
           "La Sculptire Contemporaine apres 1970". Fondation Daniel Templon. Frejus 
           "XI Salon de los 16". Palacio de Velazquez. Madrid.
1992  "Criatures Misterioses". Sala Sant Jaume - Fundacio La Caixa. Barcelona (cat)
           "Configuracions Urbanes". Olimpiada Cultural Barcelona'92. Barcelona (cat)
           "Tondo". Centre Culturel l'Yonne. Abbaye Saint Germain. Auxerre.
           "Object d'Artistes". Centre Georges Pompidou - du Forum Gallery. Paris.
           "5 Triennale Fellbach - Wilhelm Lehembruck Museum. Duisburg. (cat)
1993  "A la Decouverte de Collection Romandes I". F.A.E. Museum of Contemporary 

            Art.  Pully-Lausanne.
            "20th. International Biennial of Graphic Art, Ljubljana 1993". International of 
            Graphic Art. Ljubljana.
1994  "Kommentar zu Europa". Museum of Modern Art Stiftung Ludwig. Wien. (cat)
           "Katalanische Skulptur im 20. Jahrhundert". Stadische Museum.Heilbronn y
            Argauer Kunsthaus. Aarau.
            "espacios Publicos". Suenon Privados". Comunidad de Madrid. Madrid (cat)
            "23 Artistes pour Medecins du Monde". Orangerie du Jardin du Luxembourg. 

            Paris.
           "Six voices from Spain". .Atlantis Gallery. London.-Arnolfini Gallery. Bristol. -
            Wrexham Library Arts Centre. Wales.-Oriel 31.-Newtown, Powys. Wales.-
            Tramway' Glasgow.-Tuille House, Carlisle (cat)
            "Object d'Artistes". the Museum Gallery. Centre Geoges Pompidou. Societe 

             des Amis du Musee National d'Art Moderne. Paris.
            "Faret Tachikawa Project". Tachikawa. Tokyo. (cat)
1995  "Piernead Project". Tate Gallery. Liverpool.
           "Wild at Heart". Tramway. Galsgow.
           "Leonkart citta del desiderio". Centro Sociale Leoncavallo. Milano (cat)
           "Small Sculpture Trienal Felbach'. Kunsthalle. Stuttgart.
           "Metafores del Real". Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona. Barcelona.
1996  "Happy End". Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf (cat)
           "Etat dea lieux:commandes publiques en France, 1990-1996". Museum of  

           Luxemburg. Paris. (cat)
           "Chimeriques Polymeres". Museum of Modern Art. Nice (cat)
           "Ars Aevi 2000". Museum of Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci. Prato (cat)
           "Abstrakt Real". Museum of Modern Art Stiftung Ludwig. Wein (cat)
           "10 Sculptures Monumentales a l'Echelle d'une Region". Montpellier.
           "Art espanyol per la fi de segle". Centre Cultural Tecla Sala. L'Hospitalet-

           Barcelona. (cat)
           "Le Voyage Extraordinaire". Museum of Contemporary Art. Lyon.
           "XXIII Biennale Gubbio, Forma Urbis. Convento di S. Francesco, Gubbio.
           "En Filigrane, un regard sur l'estampe contemporaine". Bibliotheque Nationale

           de France. Paris (cat)
           "Ame cachee, ame devoilee". Fondation d'Art contemporain Daniel & Florence 

           Guerlain. Les Mesnuls. (cat)
1997  "Projekte auf papier". Volker Diehl Gallery. Berlin.
            "A Bruit Secret, Entorn de 'art I el sagrat". Esglesies de la ciutat de Vic, 

            Organitzat per el Curs de Comissariat d'exposicions II I els Amics dels

            Museus de Catalunya. Vic. (cat)
            "Areopagitica". 28 freie Seiten. G.A.M.E.S. of Art. Monchengladbach.
            "Escultura Espanpla Actual". Marlborough Gallery. Madrid.
            "Descoberta de la Col.leccio". Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona. 

            Barcelona. (cat)
1998  "Collection d'Hivern". contemporain Daniel & Florence Guerlain.
            Les Mesnuls. (cat) 
            "4 Quartetti - Suono E/O". Chiesa del Carmine, Taormina Arte '97, Taormina.
            "En filigrane. Un regard sur l'estampe contemporaine". Centre de la Gravure et 

            de l'Image
            imprimee de la Communaute francaise de Belgique. La Louviere
            "Metissagees. Dentelles,Broderies,Tapis,Tapisseries. Dans les collections

            publiques". Museum of Luxembourg. Paris.
            "Artanspennine98". Yorkshire Sculpyure Park. The Henry Moore Sculpture 

             Trust. Leeds and
             Tate Gallery. Liverpool. (cat)
            "Jeux de genres"/ Espace Electra. Paris. (cat)
            "Iluminar y oscurecer". Honiton Festival. Honiton. (cat)
            "La cuisine de l'Art". contemporain Daniel & Florence Guerlain. Les Mesnuls. 
            "10 - Intensity in Europe". Pecci Museum. Luigi Pecci Center of Contemporary 

             Art. Parto. (cat)
1999  "Raoul Wallenberg Monument". Skissernas Museum. Lund.
           "Museum of Contemporary Art Sarajevo - Collection 1994 - 1997". Skenderija

            Center.  Sarajevo. (cat)
           "Blickachsen 2". Skulpturen in Kurpark. Bad Homborg. (cat)
           "la casa, il corpo, il cuore". Museum of Modern Art Stiftung Ludwig. Viena. (cat)
2000  "Faith". The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Ridgefield (USA)
           "Echigo-Tsumari Art Trinnieal 2000". Echigo-Tsumari region. Japan.
           "20 artistes 20 fondeurs". Museum of Beaux-Arts. Lons-le-Saunier.
           "A tribute to Robert Hopper". Yorkshir Sculpture Park. West Bretton.
           "Seven Hills. Images and Signs of the 20th century". Martin Gropius Bau. Berlin.
 

Public Commissions:

PERSONATGES 1986
Site: "placa Francesc Layret", Barcelona. (Spain)
Commissioned by the "Ajuntament de Brcelona" 1987
 

DELL'ARTE II 1990
Site: "Jardi d'Escultures" at the "Fundacio Joan Miro", Barcelona. (Spain)
Commissioned by "Fundacio Joan Miro", Barcelona "Fundacio Joan Miro", Barcelona 1990
Curated by "Fundacio Joan Miro".
 

AUCH 1991
Site: "Escalier Monumentale" and "Place Barbes", Auch. (France)
Commissioned by the "Mairie de la Ville d'Auch" and the "ministere de l'Education
National et de la Culture. Delegation aux Arts Plastiques", 1990
Curated by Francois Barre, Beatrice Salmon, Patrice Beghaim, Norbert Duffor
 

BORN 1992
Site: "Passeig del Born". Barcelona. (Spain)
Commissioned by the "Ayuntamiento de Barcelona - Olimpiada Cultural, 1992".
Project: "Configuracions Urbanes", Barcelona.
Curated by Gloria Moure.
 

LE LIEU, LE TEMPS, LE MOUVEMENT 1993
Site: "Mobilier National et Manufactures Nationales des Tapis et Tapisseries des
Gobelins". Paris. (France)
Commissioned by the "Ministere de la Culture et de la Francophonie, Centre
National des Arts Plastiques, Mobilier National", 1993
Project: "Mobilier National" Collectin, France.
Curated by Jean-Yves Bobe.
 

FARET TACHIKAWA 1994
Site:"Tachikawa", Tokyo. (Japan)
Commissioned by The Faret Tachikawa Project, Tachikawa City, 1994.
Curated by Fram Kitagawa.
 

VALENCE, UN SCULPTEUR UNE VILLE 1994
Site: Valence (Francia) Temporary Project.
Commissioned by the "Ville de Valence - Ministere de la Culture", 1994.
Curated by Jean Paul Jury, Helene Moulin.
 

THE PERSONAL MIRACULOUS FOUNTAIN 1994
Project: The Personal Miraculous Fountain
Commissioned by The Henry Moore Sculpture Trust, Halifax, 1993
Curated by Robert Hopper.
Site: Camellia House at Breton Hall. Yorkshire Sculpture Park. West Bretton
(U.K.), 1998
Project: Artranspenine 98, an exhibition of international visual art, 1998
Curated by Lewis Biggs and Robert Hopper.
 

POINT D'INTERROGATION 1995
Site: "Faculte de Dorit et Sciences Economiques". Saint Denis. La Reunion. (France)
Commissioned by the "Direction Regional d'Art Contemporain a la Reunion" and
"Prefecture de la Region et du Departement de la Reunion", 1994
 

ISLAS 1995
Site: "Avenida General Franco". Santa Cruz de Tenerife. (Spain)
Commissioned by the "Colegio de Arquitectos de Canarias" 1994
Project: "20 Exposicion Internacional de Arte en la Calle". Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Curated by Vicente Saavedra. Tenerife.
 

BLAKE IN GATESHEAD 1996
Site: "Baitic Flour Mills". Gateshead. (U.K.)
Commissioned by the Metropolitan Borough Council Libreries and Arts. Gateshead, 1996
Project: "Temporary Contemporary. Visual Arts Year" U.K.
Curated by Sune Nordgren.
 

PONT DE TERRA 1993-98
Site: "Placa Victor Siurana", Lledia (Spain)
Commissioned by the "Ajuntament de Lleida", 1993
TWINS II 1998
Site: "Kimpo Sculpture Park". Kimpo, Seoel (Korea)
Commissioned by KBS CPE Ofice, Seoel 1998
Project: "Kimpo International Sculpture Project", Kimpo.
Curated by Sounjou Seo
 

CAPSA DE LLUM 1998
Site: in the crossroad "Gran Via de Jaume I" and "Avenida Ramon Folch", Girona (Spain)
Commissioned by the "Ajuntament de Girona", 1997
 

L'ARMARI DEL DESIG 1998
Site: "Placa de la Vila", Sant Feliu de Llobregant (Spain)
Commissioned by "Aujuntament de Sant Feliu de Llobregant", 1998
 

THE HOUSE OF BIRDS 1999
Site: Mion Nakasato. (Japan)
Commissioned by the "Echigo-tsumari Art Festival 2000", Art Front Gallery, Tokyo, 1998
Project: Tsumari-go Art Necklace Project.
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.
Curated by Fumio Nanjo
 

SEVEN DEITIES OF GOOD FORTUNE 2000
Site: Daikanyama, Shibuya, Tokyo, (Japan)
Commissioned by Daikanyama Project-Art Font Gallery, 1999
Curated by Fram Kitagawa.


In process of realisation:
STAR OF DAVID (project)
Site: Raoul Wallenberg square, Stockholm (Sweden)
Commissioned by Stockholm Art Council, 1998
Project: " Raoul Wallenberg square". Stockholm
Curated by Bo Wingern
 

GLASERNER SEELE or Mr. NET IN BRANDENBUEG
Site: Land Brandenburg (Germany)
Commissioned by Ministerium fur Wirtschaft des Landes Brandenburg, 1999
Project: Europa, EXPO ‏2000
Curated by Stefan von Senger


BRIDGE OF LIGHT
Site: Jerusalem (Israel)
Commissioned by The Jerusalem Foundation, 1998
Curated by Claude Sitbon.
 

MILLENNIUM PARK FOUNTAIN
Site: Millennium Park, Chicago (USA)
Commissioned by Public Art Program, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Chicago.
Supported by Henry Crown and Company. 1999

 

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