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artist , sculptor

Magdalena Abakanowicz, Polish artist, sculptor. Member Presidential Council for Culture, since 1992. Member American Academy Arts and Letters (honorary), Polish Association Authors., Akademie der Kunste (honorary), Sachsische Akademie der Kunste, Dresden, Germany (honorary), Orden Pour le merite fur Wissenschaften und Kunste, Berlin.

Background

Abakanowicz, Magdalena was born on June 20, 1930 in Falenty, Poland. Daughter of Konstanty and Helena (Domaszowska) Abakanowicz.

Education

Graduate, Warsaw Academy Fine Arts, 1954. Doctor (honorary), Royal College Art, London, 1974. Doctor (honorary), Rhode Island School Design, 1992.

Doctor (honorary), Academy Fine Arts, Lódz, Poland, 1998. Doctor (honorary), Pratt Institute, 2000. Doctor (honorary), Massachusetts College Art, 2001.

DHC (honorary), School of the Art Institute Chicago, 2002. Doctor (honorary), Academy Fine Arts, Poznan, Poland, 2002.

Career

Professor Academy Fine Art, Poznan, Poland, 1965, Poland, 1979.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Principal works include monumental space forms of woven fibres, circles of figurative sculptures of burlap, wood, metals, stone and clay drawings, paintings, exhibited in group shows at International Biennale de Tapisserie, Lausanne, 1962-1979, Biennale of Art, São Paulo, 1965, Venice Biennale, 1968, Biennale of Art, São Paulo, 1979, Venice Biennale, 1980, ROSC, Dublin, 1980, National Gallery, Berlin, 1983, ARS '83, Helsinki, 1983, Museum Moderner Kunst Vienne, 1984, Nürnberg Triennale of Drawing, 1985, Sydney Biennale of Art, 1986, Museum Modern Art, New York City, 1987, County Museum, 1987, Hirshorn Museum, Washington, 1988, Olympic Park, Seoul, 1988, Museum Nacional Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, 1992, Fuji San Kei Biennial, Japan, 1993, Europa-Europa, Bonn, Germany, 1994, Muzeum Narodove, Warsaw, 1994, Centro Galego de Arte Conteporanea Santiago de Compostela, 1994, Royal Festival Hall, London, 1995, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, 1995, Les Champs Elysees, Paris, 1996, The Nasher Collection, Guggenheim Museum, New York City, 1997, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain, 1997-1998, Museum D'Art Moderne Ville de Paris, 1997, Arco, Madrid, 1998, Museum Würth Künzelsau, Germany, 2000, National Gallery Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2000, Museum Würth, Germany, 2000, Open 2002, Venice, 2002, one-woman shows include Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2004, Three Rivers Art Festival, 2001, exhibited in group shows at Les Jardins Du Palais Royal, Paris, 2000, Europalia, 201, Musee D'Art Moderne, France, 2001, Den Haag Sculpture, Haque, Holland, 2001, Maque, Holland, 2001, La Parade des Animaux, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 2002, Open 2002, Lido, Italy, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2004, one-woman shows include Kunsthaus Zurich, 1968, Nationalmuseum Stockholm, 1970, Pasadena Art Museum, California, 1971, Art Museum, 1971, Dusseldorf Kunsthalle, 1972, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1975, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1976, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland, 1978, Museum d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1982, Museum Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1982, Museum d'Art Contemporain, Montreal, 1983, Portland Art Museum, Oregon, 1984, Dallas Museum Fine Arts, 1984, Xavier Fourcade Gallery, New York City, 1985, Turske & Turske Gallery, Zürich, Mücsarnok Palace, Budapest, Hungary, 1988, Städel Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, 1989, Marlborough Gallery, New York City, 1989, Sezon Museum, Tokyo, 1991, Mus. Modern Art, Shiga, 1991, Art Tower, Mito, 1991, Hiroshima Art Museum, 1991, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1992, Institute Contemporary Art P.S. 1 Museum, New York, 1993, BWH Krakow, 1993, Hiroshima City Museum Contemporary Art, 1993, Kordegarda, Warsaw, 1994, Marlborough Gallery, Madrid, 1994, Fundacio Miro a Mallorca, 1994, Center Polish Sculpture, Oronsko, 1995, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 1995, Manchester City Art Galleries, 1995, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, 1995, Galerie Marwan Hoss, Paris, 1996, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, 1996, Oriel Mostyn, Wales, 1996, Marlborough Gallery, New York City, 1997, Doris Freedman Plz., New York , Galerie Marvan Moss, Paris, 1997, Gallery Starmach, Krakow, 1998, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland, 1994, Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, 1999, Jardins du Palais Royal, Paris, 1999, Marlborough Gallery, New York, 2000, New York City, 2000, Pillsbury and Peters Fine Art, Dallas, 2001, Grant Selwyn Fine Arts, Los Angeles, 2001, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2001, Muzeum Narodowe (National Museum), Poznan, Poland, 2002, Mart, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporaranem, Trento, Rovereto, Italy, 2003, Beck & Eggeling, Institute Fine Art, Dusseldorf, Germany, 2003, Museum Beelden Aan Zee, Germany, Holland, 2003, Marlborough Fine Art, London, England, 2003, Marlborough Gallery, New York, 2003, Museum of Art, Lucerne, Switzerland, 2003, Savannah Museum of Art and Designe, Georgia, 2004, Schleswig Holstein Museum, Schloss-Gottorf, Germany, 2004, Represented in permanent collections Galerie Saint Severin, Paris, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Museum Modern Art, New York City, Kyoto, Japan, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Australian National Collection, Canberra, Center Georges Pompidou, Paris, Museum Contemprary Art, Chicago, National Museum, Stockholm, Metropolitan Museum, New York City, Los Angeles County Museum, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Spazzi d'Arte, Italy, Virginia Museum Fine Art, Richmond, W. Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Storm King Art Center, New York , Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Hess Collection, Napa, California, Nasher Collection, Texas, Museum Nacional Centro Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Museum D'Art Moderne Ville Paris, Paris, Nelson-Atkins Museum Art, Missouri, National Gallery Art, Washington, exhibitions include Open, exhi.

      Of Sculptures and Installation, Venice and Lido, Italy, 2002.

Membership

Member Presidential Council for Culture, since 1992. Member American Academy Arts and Letters (honorary), Polish Association Authors., Akademie der Kunste (honorary), Sachsische Akademie der Kunste, Dresden, Germany (honorary), Orden Pour le merite fur Wissenschaften und Kunste, Berlin.

Connections

Married Jan Kosmowski, September 22, 1956.

father:
Konstanty Abakanowicz

mother:
Helena (Domaszowska) Abakanowicz

spouse:
Jan Kosmowski