Jaume Plensa

 Institution (2)

 About Artist

1955 born in Barcelona, Spain
Lives & works in Barcelona, Spain

Plensa’s pieces and his themes are extremely homogeneous. For several years now his work deals with space and time and their reference to the human body. The written word, as a single letter or phrase, is of importance in this context.
Oversized figures in a meditative posture, partly made of translucent material, are illuminated from the inside, written on or form a bonded net of metal letters.
Besides his spectacular big installations in public space, like the Crown Fountain in Chicago, Jaume PLENSA has been exhibiting at museums all around the world and is represented in collections like the MACBA’s. 


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
Together, Collateral Event of the 56th Venice Biennale, Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy
Jaume Plensa, New Works, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden

2014
Private Dreams, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
Jaume Plensa - 1004 Portraits, 10th anniversary of Millennium Park, Chicago, IL, USA
The Secret Heart. Gaskessel/Schaezlerpalais/H2 Zentrum fur Gegenwartskunst im Glaspalast. Augsburg, Germany
Jaume Plensa, Skulpturen, Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany
Jaume Plensa, una trayectoria. Premio Nacional de Arte Gráfico 2013. Calcografía Nacional - Real Academia de Bellas Artes San Fernando, Madrid 

2013 
Calcografía Nacional, Madrid, Spain
Talking Continents. Galerie Lelong New York, USA
Jaume Plensa à Bordeaux. Bordeaux, France
Jaume Plensa. Éditions 2012-2013. Galerie Lelong, Paris, France

2012 
In the Midst of Dreams. EMMA-Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, Finland
Eight Poets in Bamberg. City of Bamberg, Germany
Umedalen Skulptur 2012. Umeå, Sweden
Silhouettes. Galerie Lelong Paris, France
Galeria Eduardo Leme, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, USA

2011 
The Hermit. Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, USA
Echo, Mad. Sq. Art. 2011. Madison Square Park, New York, USA
AnoNYmous. Galerie Lelong, New York, USA
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
Les alphabets de l´âme. Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
L´Ame des Mots. Musée Picasso, Antibes, France
Obra sobre papel. Galería Estiarte, Madrid, Spain
Genus and Species. Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas, USA

2009
We. Residenz Galerie Academia, Salzburg, Austria
Galería Toni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain
Slumberland. Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
Sign, Space, Time. Caixa Forum, Barcelona, Spain 
Transparency. Prague, Czech Republic
Silent Music. Diehl + Gallery One, Moscow, Russia

2008 
Mimmo Scognamiglio Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy
La Riva di Acheronte. Stadtkirche Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Madrid, Spain
Williams Fine Art Limited, London
A Year In Drawing. Galerie Lelong, New York, USA

2007 
Nomade. The Musée Picasso, Antibes, France at Art Basel, Miami Beach Florida, USA
Barcelona 1947-2007. Foundation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
Nineteen Going on Twenty. The Contemporary Museum, Honululu, Hawaii
Institut Valencia d´Arte Moderne, Valencia, Spain
Musée d´Arte Moderne et Contemporain, Nice, France 
Silent Voices. Tamada Projects, Tokyo, Japan
Sinónimos. Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain

2006
I in his eyes as one that found peace. Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, USA
Une âme, deux corps...trois ombres. Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
Jerusalem. Museu d’Art modern i Contemporani de Palma, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Songs and Shadows. Galerie Lelong, New York, USA
Canetti’s dream. Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
Livres, estampes et multiples 1978-2006. Centre de la Gravure et de l’image imprimee, La Louviere, Belgium

2005 
Jaume Plensa. Òpera, teatro y amigos, Museo Colecciones ICO, Madrid, Spain
Glückauf? Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
Song of Songs. Albion Gallery, London, UK
13 Doubts. English Church-Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany
Is art something in between? Kunsthalle Mannheim Museum, Mannheim, Germany
Centro de arte Contemporaneo de Málaga, Málaga, Spain

2004
Anónim. Gallery Toni Tápies, Barcelona
Gallery Gentili-Villa il Tasso, Montecatini
Livres, estampes et multiples sur papier 1978-2003. Museum of Fine Arts/ Foundation César Manrique, Lanzarote
Il suono del sangue parla la stessa lingua. VOLUME!, Rome
Fiumi e cenere. Palazzo delle Papesse, Sienne
Silent Noise. The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago

2003
Crystal rain. Gallery Lelong, Paris
Who? Why? Gallery Lelong, New York
Hot? Sex? University of Sevilla, Spain

2002
Rumor. Spanish Cultural Center, Mexico
Wispern. Església de Sant Domingo, Pollenca, Majorque
B. Open, Jaume Plensa. The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
Foundation Européenne pour la Sculpture, Parc Tournay-Solvay, Brussels
Primary thoughts. Gallery Helga de Alvear, Madrid

2001
Close up. Gallery Mestna, Ljubljana
Logbook. Gallery Diehl-Vorderwuelbecke, Berlin
Europa. Gallery Toni Tápies, Barcelona

2000
Twin shadows. Richard Gray Gallery, New York
Proverbs of hell. Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg
Museum Municipal de Málaga 
Chaos-Silva. Palacio de Velázques-Meseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

1999
Etwas von mir. Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany
Tamada Projects Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
Bruit. Gallery Daniel Templon, Paris
Komm mit, komm mit! Rupertinum Museum, Salzburg, Austria
Whisper. Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, USA
Wanderers Nachtlied. Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna
Love Sounds. Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany

1998
Galleria d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea-Palazzo Forti, Verona, Italy
Dallas?..Caracas? The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, USA / Fundación Museo Jacobo Borges, Caracas, Venezuela
Golden Sigh. Gallery Alice Paul, Lausanne, Switzerland
Gallery Piéce Unique, Paris
Water. Fonds Régional d´Art Contemporain de Picardie, Amiens, France

1997
Wie ein Hauch. Gallery Volker Diehl, Berlin
Rumore. Fattoria di Celle, Santomato di Pistoia, Italy
Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

1996 
Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
Blake in Gateshead. Baltic Flour Mills, Gateshead, UK
Close Up. Office in Tel Aviv, Israel
Islands. Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, USA
Centre de Cultura Sa Nostra, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

1995
Wonderland. Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
One Thought Fills Immensity. Städtische Galerie, Göppingen, Germany

1994
Un Sculpteur, une Ville, Valence, France
Galleria Civica Modena, Modena, Italy
The Personal Miraculous Fountain, The Henry Moore Studio, Dean Clough, Halifax, UK

1993
Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin
Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland
Mémoires Jumelles, Galerie de France, Paris, France

1992
The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK
Galería Carles Taché, Barcelona, Spain
Galleria Gentili, Florence, Italy

1991
P.S.Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Galerie Eric Franck, Geneva, Switzerland

1990
Galerie de France, Paris, France

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 
Celebration of Music and Childhood. 110º Ravinia Music Festival Ravinia Park, Chicago, USA
Symphony of Nature. Sculptures commissioned for Double Cove. Hong Kong
Jaume Plensa - Kiki Smith - Barthélémy Toguo, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
Symbiosis of Physicality and the Spiritual, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria
Committed to Paper: Master Drawings and Prints by Sculptors, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, USA
Haver fer un lloc on les artistes tintouin fret a equivocar-se. Històries de l´espai 10 i 13 de la fundació miró, Fundació Miró, Barcelona, Spain

2013 
L’altro ritratto. MART-Museo di arte moderna e conemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy
Alfond Inn, Rollins Collage, Winter Park, Florida, USA
Opere dalla Collezione Permanente/1. CAMUSAC-Cassino Museo d’Arte Contemporanea. Cassino, Italy
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
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, Germany
Oir Rio. Other Ideas for Rio. Oir.Art.Br. Rio de Janeiro. Brazil
Moderne Kunst im Dom. Zum 1000-jährigen Domjubiläum. Bamberg, Germany
Water and Land Niigata Art Festival. Niigata, Japan
Skulptur at Pilane. Sältevo, Klövedal, Sweden
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, USA
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. 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. Koblenz, Germany
Glasstress 2011. Instituto Veneto. Palazzo Cavali Franchetti54 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, Amsterdam, Holland
Ombres et lumières. Dessins et ouvres du fonds régional d’art contemporain de Picardie. Galerie Nationale de la Tapisserie, Beauvais, France

2010 
L´océan, vivions d´artistes du 19º au 21º siecle. Belleveu, Biarritz, France
The Fifth Genre. Considering the Contemporary Still Life. Galerie Lelong New York, USA
Umedalen Skulptur 10. UmeåSculptur Park, Umeå, Sweden
Fiax Lux. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Gas Natural Unión FENOSA. A Coruña, Spain
Sculptors celebrate the legacy of Fred and lLena Meijer. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, USA
Art Towada. Towada, Japan
Disquieted. Portland Art Museum, Portland. Oregon USA

2009
Sculptures et dessins, Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland
Im kleinen Format, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany
Libertad, Igualdad, Fraternidad, Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo, Huarte, Spain
Poeticas Del Siglo XX, MURAM, Cartagena, Spain
Not for Sale, Galería Toni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain
We, Vancouver Biennale. Vancouver, Canada

2008 
World of Glass. Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany

2007 
Barcelone 1947-2007. Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-vence
Beyond Limits:Sotheby´s at Chatsworth. Chatworth, United Kingdom
Shakespeare, Centro Cultural Fundación Círculo de Lectores, Barcelona, Spain

2006 
Eye in Europe: Prints, Books & Multiples / 1960 to Now. MoMA, New York
Beyond Limits: Sotheby´s Chatsworth. Derbyshire, UK
Femmes d´Europe. La Citadelle, Saint Tropez
Picasso To Plensa, Salvador Dalí Museum, Saint Petersburg, USA
Homenaje a Chillida. Guggenheim de Bilbao, Bilbao
Full House: Faces of a Collection. Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany
Snow Show. Sestriere, Turin
Dormir, rêver…et autres nuits. Musée d´art contemporain, Bordeaux

2005
Picasso to Plensa. The Albuquerque Museum, USA
Broken Glass. Glaspaleis, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Harlem, USA
81st Exhibition of Artist Members. the Arts Club of Chicago, USA
Dual. Transitos y entrecruzamientos para la Historia del Arte, Centre d´Art la Panera, Lleida
Modern Times. Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar. Germany
Lenguajes y Sentidos. Colleción Caja de Burgos, Sala de Exposiciones del Museo de Pasión, Valladolid, Spain

2004
Diversité des langues de lèurope: Hommage aux vingt langues de l´Europe sur 8 novembre. Ministére de la Culture et de la Communication, Paris
Festival arbres & lumières. Association Festival Arbres & Lumiéres, Geneva
Outside In: Sculpture in the Natural World. Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan
A Light Crescendo: Art illuminating York St Mary´s. New York
La création contemporaine á la Manufacture nationale de Sévres. 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
Pintar Palabras… Insituto Cervantes, Berlin / New York
Memoria de un recorrido. Colección Caja de Burgos, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid
Territoires nomades. Rurart Espace d´Arts, Rouillé, France

2002
Avesta Art 2002. Sweden
DAK´ART 2002, Biennale de Dakar. Senegal
Conceptes de l´espai. Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

2001
50 ans de Sculpture Espagnole. Jardin du Palais Royal, Paris / Parque del Retiro, Madrid
Bienal de Valencia, Cuerpo y Pecado. Convento del Carmen, Valencia
Milano Europa 2000. Fine secolo, I semi del Futuro. Palazzo della Triennale, Milan

2000
Seven Hills: Images and Signs of the 21st Century. Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2000. Echigo-Tsumari, Japan 
Faith. The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA

1999
La casa, il corpo, il cuore. Museum Moderner Kunst Ludwig, Vienna
Museum of Contemporary Art Sarajevo- Collection 1994-1997, Skenderija Center, Sarajevo

1998
10. Itensity in Europe. Centro per l´arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
Artranspennine98. Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Leeds and Tate Gallery, Liverpool

1997
Descoberta de la Col.lecció. MACBA (Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona), Barcelona
Areopagitica, 28 freie Seiten. G.A.M.E.S. of Art, Mönchengladbach

1996
Abstrakt / Real. MUMOK, Vienna
Ars Aevi 2000. Centro per l´arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
Chimériques polyméres, le plastique dans l´art du XXéme siècle. Musee d´Art Moderne et Contemporain, Nice

1995
METÁFORES DEL REAL. MACBA, Barcelona
Wild at Heart. Tramway Centre, Glasgow

1994
Six Voices from Spain. Atlantis Gallery, London
Kommentar zu Europa. MUMOK, Vienna

1993
Gröbenwahn Kunstprojekte für Europa. Lindenger & Schmid, Regensburg
Cell-Cella-Celda. The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Katalanische Skulptur im 20 Jahrhundert. Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg

1992
5 Triennale Fellbach 1992, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
Configuracions Urbanes. Olimpiada Cultural Barcelona ´92, Barcelona

1991
XI Salón de los 16. Palacio de Velázquez, Madrid
Histories d´Oeil. Musée d´Art Contemporain, Lyon

1990
Barcelona Avant-Garde Part 2. Barcelona and Yokohama 
Eisenskulptur aus Spanien. Städtische Kunsthalle, Mannheim / Museum Bochum, Bochum / Haus am Waldsee, Berlin

PUBLIC PROJECTS

2014 
The Crown Fountain 10th Anniversary, Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA 
Skulpturpark Waldfrieden, Cragg Foundation. Wuppertal, Germany

2013 
Jaume Plensa á Bordeaux, CIty of Bordeaux, France
Glasstress White Light/ White Heat, PalaΩzo Cavalli- Franchetti, Collateral Event of the 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2012 
Kiev Sculpture Project 2012. Kiev, Ukraine
Wonderland, Calgary, Canada
Poets in Miami, Collins Park, Miami Beach, USA
Eight Poets in Bamberg, Germany
Istambul Blues, Place Vendôme, FIAC, Paris
Umedalen Skulptur, Umeå, Sweden
Together. Hussey Memorial Commission, Chichester Cathedral, UK

2011 
Tolerance. Harmony Walk, Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston, Texas, USA
Echo. Madison Square Park, New York, USA
Wishing Well. The Bow, Calgary, Canada

2010 
World Voices. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nomade. Bastión Saint-Jaume, Port Vauban, Antibes
Ogijima´s Soul. Ogijima Community Hall, Japan
Awilda in Salzburg. Dietrichsrush, Salzburg University, Sigmund Haffner-Gasser, Salzburg, Austria
Body of Knowledge, Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2009
Dream. St. Helens, Liverpool, Uk

2008
Sleep No More. Durham, USA

2007
Nomade. Displayed during Art Basel Miami Beach / The Musée Picasso in Antibes, France / Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Des Moines, USA
Conversations á Nice. Place Masséna, Nice, France

2005
Breathing. BBC Broadcasting House, London, UK

2004
The Crown Fountain. Millenium Park, Chicago, USA

2003
As One. Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada
Talking Continents. Jacksonville Arena Plaza, Florida, USA

2002
Bridge of Light. Mishkenot Sha´ananim, Jerusalem, Israel

2001
Magritte´s Dream. Public Art: Japan + Practice Project, Aino Station, Fukuroi City, Japan
Mi Casa en Torrelavega. Paseo de Julio Hauzeur, Torrelavega, Spain

2000
Transparent Doubts. University of Shizuoka for Culture and Art, Hamamatsu, Japan
Seven Deities of Good Fortune. Daikanyama, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Gläserner Seele or Mr. Net in Brandenburg. Land Brandenburg, Germany

1999
The House of Birds. Mion Nakasato, Japan

1998
Twins II. Kimpo Sculpture Park, Kimpo, Seoul, Korea
Capsa de Llim. Gran Via de Jaume I and Avenida Ramon Folch, Girona, Spain

1996
Blake in Gateshead. Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

1995
Islas. Avenida General Franco, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

1994
Faret Tachikawa. Tachikawa City, Japan

1992
Born. Passeig del Born, Barcelona, Spain.

1991 
Auch. Eskalier Monumentale and Place Barbés, Auch, France