Paris — New York

Louise Bourgeois

Sculptor - Painter - Engraver

Louise Bourgeois was born in Paris in 1911 and died in New York in 2010.

Biography

Louise Bourgeois was born in Paris December 25, 1911 and died in New York May 31, 2010. Although she lived in New York from 1938 until her death, much of her inspiration was derived from her early childhood in France. The family's prosperous business was the restoration and resale of seventeenth and eighteenth-century tapestries. She often spoke of her early, emotionally conflicted familly life; her pratical and affectionate mother, who was an invalid and her father's domineering disposition, as well as his marital infidelities. Using the body as a primary form, Bourgeois explored the full range of the human condition. From poetic drawings to room size installations she was able to give her fears a physical form in order to exorcise them. Memories, love and abandonment are the core of her complex body of work.

Selected exhibitions

  • 2018
    • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, Etats-Unis
    • Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Allemagne
    • Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris, France
    • Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
    • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, Etats-Unis
  • 2017
    • Istanbul Biennal, Istanbul, Turkey
    • Tate Modern, Londres, Royaume-Uni
    • Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Danemark
  • 2016
    • Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporaneo, Bilbao, Espagne
    • NGA, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Etats-Unis
  • 2015
    • Museo Picasso Malaga, Malaga, Espagne
    • Haus der Kunst, Munich, Allemagne
    • Moderna Museet, Stockhom, Suède
    • Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
  • 2014
    • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edimbourg, Royaume-Uni
    • Faurschou Foundation, Copenhague, Danemark
    • Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico, Mexique
  • 2013
    • moca - Museum of Contemporary Candadian Art, Toronto, Canada
    • Faurschou Foundation, Pékin, Chine
  • 2012
    • Kukje Gallery, Séoul, République de Corée
    • Freud Museum, Londres, Royaume-Uni
    • 2010
      • Nordiska Akvarellmuseet - The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skarhamn, Suède
      • Museum of Cycladic Art, Athènes, Grèce
      • Mu.ZEE, Ostende, Belgique
      • Kukje Gallery, Séoul, République de Corée
    • 2009
      • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, Etats-Unis
      • Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, Italie
    • 2008
      • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Etats-Unis
      • Inverleith House, Edimbourg, Royaume-Uni
      • Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
      • Tate Modern, Londres, Royaume-Uni
      • Espacio AV, Murcie, Espagne
    • 2007
      • La Biennale di Venezia, Venise, Italie
      • Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, Etats-Unis
      • Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, Etats-Unis
      • Kukje Gallery, Séoul, République de Corée
      • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphie, Etats-Unis
      • Kunstmuseum Bern, Berne, Suisse
      • Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Etats-Unis
    • 2006
      • Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Irelande
      • The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphie, Etats-Unis
      • Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
      • The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Etats-Unis
      • Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier, Vienne, Autriche
    • 2005
      • La Biennale di Venezia, Venise, Italie
      • Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, Etats-Unis
      • Kukje Gallery, Séoul, République de Corée
      • Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA), Miami, Etats-Unis
    • 2004
      • CAC Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Malaga, Malaga, Espagne
      • Saint Louis Museum, Saint Louis, Etats-Unis
      • Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprimée, La Louvière, Belgique
      • Kunstmuseum Bern, Berne, Suisse
      • Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin, Irelande
    • 2003
      • La Biennale di Venezia, Venise, Italie
      • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Etats-Unis
      • SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japon
      • Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
      • White Cube, Londres, Royaume-Uni
    • 2002
      • The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA), Madison, Etats-Unis
      • Documenta, Cassel, Allemagne
      • Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Autriche
      • Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporaneo, Bilbao, Espagne
      • The State Hermitage Museum, Saint-Pétersbourg, Fédération de Russie
    • 2001
      • Musée des Impressionnistes Giverny, Giverny, France
      • Goterborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg , Suède
    • 2000
      • Tate Modern, Londres, Royaume-Uni
      • Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
      • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Espagne
    • 1999
      • La Biennale di Venezia, Venise, Italie
    • 1998
      • Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburg, Etats-Unis
      • Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brésil
      • Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Suède
      • CAPC - Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
      • Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japon
      • Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Etats-Unis
    • 1997
      • International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turquie
      • La Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France
      • Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italie
      • Whitney Biennial, New York, Etats-Unis
      • Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), Cincinnati, Etats-Unis
    • 1996
      • List Visual Arts Center (LVAC), Cambridge, Etats-Unis
      • Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brésil
      • Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
      • Museo Tamayo, Mexico, Mexique
      • The Drawings Center, New York, Etats-Unis
      • Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Pays - Bas
      • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey (MARCO), Monterrey, Mexique
    • 1995
      • National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne, Australie
      • La Biennale di Venezia, Venise, Italie
      • Ota Fine Arts - Tokyo, Tokyo, Japon
      • Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
      • Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
      • The Carcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, Etats-Unis
    • 1994
      • Saint Louis Museum, Saint Louis, Etats-Unis
      • Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, Etats-Unis
    • 1993
      • La Biennale di Venezia, Venise, Italie
    • 1992
      • The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphie, Etats-Unis
      • Documenta, Cassel, Allemagne
      • Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, Etats-Unis
    • 1991
      • Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Suisse
      • Fundacion Antoni Tapies, Barcelone, Espagne
    • 1990
      • Musée d'Art Contemporain Lyon, Lyon, France
      • Frankfurter Kunstverein, Francfort, Allemagne
    • 1989
      • The Dan Flavin Art Institute - Dia Art Foundation, Bridgehampton, Etats-Unis
      • Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
    • 1987
      • Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Etats-Unis
    • 1985
      • Serpentine Gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni
      • Galerie Maeght-Lelong, Paris, France
    • 1983
      • Whitney Biennial, New York, Etats-Unis
      • Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), Houston, Etats-Unis
      • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, Etats-Unis
    • 1981
      • The Renaissance Society, Chicago, Etats-Unis
    • 1973
      • Whitney Biennial 1973, New York, Etats-Unis
      • Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Allemagne
      • Kolumba, Cologne, Allemagne
      • Langen Foundation, Neuss, Allemagne
      • Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australie
      • National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne, Australie
      • Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprimée, La Louvière, Belgique
      • Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (mam), Sao Paulo, Brésil
      • Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
      • National Gallery of Canada - Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, Canada
      • Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Danemark
      • Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao, Espagne
      • Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), Seville, Espagne
      • Dia: Beacon, Beacon, Etats-Unis
      • Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA), Berkeley, Etats-Unis
      • Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (ICA), Boston, Etats-Unis
      • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, Etats-Unis
      • List Visual Arts Center (LVAC), Cambridge, Etats-Unis
      • The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Etats-Unis
      • The Warehouse, Dallas, Etats-Unis
      • Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Etats-Unis
      • The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Etats-Unis
      • Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Etats-Unis
      • Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Etats-Unis
      • Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, Etats-Unis
      • Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), Houston, Etats-Unis
      • Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Etats-Unis
      • New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), La Nouvelle-Orléans, Etats-Unis
      • Samek Art Museum, Lewisburg, Etats-Unis
      • Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Etats-Unis
      • Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Etats-Unis
      • Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, Etats-Unis
      • Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, Etats-Unis
      • Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, Etats-Unis
      • Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA), Miami, Etats-Unis
      • Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, Etats-Unis
      • Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville, Etats-Unis
      • Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, Etats-Unis
      • Dia:Chelsea, New York, Etats-Unis
      • Exit Art, New York, Etats-Unis
      • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, Etats-Unis
      • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Etats-Unis
      • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Etats-Unis
      • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Etats-Unis
      • Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Etats-Unis
      • The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphie, Etats-Unis
      • Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, Etats-Unis
      • Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Etats-Unis
      • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, Etats-Unis
      • Sweet Briar College Art Gallery, Sweet Briar, Etats-Unis
      • Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, Etats-Unis
      • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, Etats-Unis
      • Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finlande
      • Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
      • Castello di Ama, Gaiole in Chianti, Italie
      • Palazzo Forti - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Verone, Italie
      • Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
      • The Museum of Contemporary Art Oslo, Oslo, Norvège
      • Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Pays-Bas
      • Berardo Museum, Lisbonne, Portugal
      • Leeum - Samsung Museum of Art, Séoul, République de Corée
      • Tate Britain, Londres, Royaume-Uni
      • Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Suède
      • Kunstmuseum Bern, Berne, Suisse
      • Musée Jenisch, Vevey, Suisse
      • Daros Exhibitions, Zurich, Suisse



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