Bernar Venet

 Institution (1)

 About Artist

1941 born in Château-Arnoux, France
Lives & works in New York, USA

In 1963, VENET crafted his first sculpture, a pile of carbon; shortly after his first stay in New York and his first confrontation with Minimalart, he started to draw and design sculptures out of pipes. In his drawings VENET integrates mathematical formulas. He is fascinated by their aesthetics and rational logic. In the 1970s and 1980s, VENET experiments by contrasting these strict formulas with linear object made of massive steel. Hereby he creates a completely new perception towards space and sets an absolute turning point in the history of modern sculpture.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
Sculptures and Drawings, De Sarthe Gallery, Hong Hong
Bernar Venet - Homage to Kurt Gödel, A Tribue to Abstract Thinking, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany

2013 
Sculptures in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
84 Arcs / Désordre, jardins du Palais du Pharo, Marseille, France
Bernar Venet: Paintings. Homage to Al-Khawarizmi, Abbazia di San Gregorio, Venice, Italy
Les origines, Musée Regards de Provence, Marseille, France
Ace Gallery, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California, USA

2012 
Mücsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
de Sarthe Gallery and Le French May host Bernar Venet: Monumental Sculptures, de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong
Bernar Venet: Paintings: 1967 - 2010, De Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
Art Plural Gallery, Singapore

2011 
Bernar Venet in Sugarland, Oyster Creek Park, Sugar Land, Texas, USA
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz, Germany
Venet à Versailles, Château de Versailles, Château de Marly, France
Fondation Poppy & Pierre Salinger, le Thor, France
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes, France
Bernar Venet in Frankfurt, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
Hôtel des Arts, Toulon, France
Von Bartha Garage, Basel, Switzerland
Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier, Paris, France

2010 
Hermann Park, Houston, Texas, in collaboration with Robert McClain Gallery
Galerie Pièce Unique, Paris, France
curated by Barbara Rose, IVAM, Valencia, Spain
Bernar Venet: Homage to Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Le monde de Bernar Venet, Venet in context, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France

2009 
Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR), Brussels, Belgium
Arsenale Novissimo, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Schinkel Pavillon, in collaboration with Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin, Germany

2008 
Bernar Venet: Sotheby´s at Isleworth, Isleworth Country Club, Orlando, Florida, USA
Eaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Bernar Venet in San Diego, California, USA
Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

2007 
Maquettes-Grafik, Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm, Germany 
Drawing with Steel, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, South Korea 
Bernar Venet, Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany 
Bernar Venet, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 
Line Drawings with Steel-Bernar Venet, National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, Gwacheon, South Korea

2006 
Bernar Venet:Recent Sculpture,Drawings and Prints, William Shearburn Gallery, Saint Louis, USA
Bernar Venet-Scuplture and Works on Paper, Robischon Gallery, Denver, USA 
Bernar Venet-Outdoor Works, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, USA 
Bernar Venet, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2005 
Bernar Venet:Coal Pile,1963, Eaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, USA 
Bernar Venet, Evo Gallery, Santa Fe, USA 
New Work by Bernar Venet, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, USA 

2004 
Bernar Venet:l´hypothèse de l"art, Musée Sainte-Croix, Poitiers, France 
Bernar Venet:l´hypothèse de l"art, Centre d´Art Contemporain Intercommunal , Istres, France 
Bernar Venet-Prints,Drawings & Sculpture, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, USA 
Bernar Venet:l´hypothèse de l"art, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA 
Bernar Venet-Paintings, Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin, Germany 
Bernar Venet, Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm, Germany
Bernar Venet-L´Espace de la pertubation, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France 

2003 
Bernar Venet:Colossal Drawings & Large Sculpture, Eaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, USA 
Bernar Venet, Chac Mool Gallery, Los Angeles, USA 
Bernar Venet-Arc-defined proportions of curves, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany 

2002 
Bernar Venet, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA 
Bernar Venet, Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz, Germany 
Bernar Venet, The Fields Sculpture Park at Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, USA 

2001 
BERNAR VENET-Neue Arbeiten, Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin, Germany 
Bernar Venet-Peintures murales/equations, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France 
Bernar Venet:New Arcs and Drawings in the Galleries and the Sculpture Garden, Eaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, USA

2000 
Bernar Venet-Équations/Figures-2000, Musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland 

1999 
Bernar Venet-Espace miroir noir-1963 (1999) et Œuvres noires-1961-1963, Musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Bernar Venet, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany 
Skulpturen & Zeichnungen, Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1998 
Bernar Venet, Galerie Karsten Greve, Milan, Italy

1997 
Bernar Venet.Lignes, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec City, Canada 
Bernar Venet, FRAC-Rhône-Alpes, Institute d"art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France 


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
Bernar Venet - l´hypothésede l´Arc / William S. Burroughs - 100 years William S. Burroughs, von Bartha | Garage, Basel, Switzerland

2013 
Lines - A Brief History, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France
Sculptures and Reliefs from the Collection Siegfried and Jutta Weishaupt, Kunsthalle Weishaupt, Ulm, Germany
Temptation of the Diagram, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Blickachsen 9, in collaboration with the Maeght Foundation, Bad Homburg Kurpark, Bad Homburg, Germany
In the Mirror of Reality, La Galleria Venezia, Venice, Italy
Les formes de la pensée/peintre et philosophie, un récit, Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul, France
Frieze Masters 2013, Regent’s Park, London, UK

2012 
À l´origine, Nice, Marlborough, Monaco
Winter´s Selection, Eaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Collectionner aujourd´hui, Collection Philippe Piguet, Centre d´art contemporain de Saint Restitut, St Restitut, France
Drawing Now Paris, 6th Edition, Paris, France
Beaufort 04, De Haan - Wenduine, Belgium
Manifesta 9: The Deep of the Modern, Genk, Belgium
(Un)folding Patterns, Dorsky Gallery, New York, USA
Musée de l´Annonciade, St. Tropez, France
Sculpted Matter, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA
Lucy Lippard´s Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
Off the Beaten Track, Von Bartha Garage, Basel, Switzerland
Dreidimensional! Zeitgen össische Bildhauerei im Kurpark, Laufzeit der Skulpturenausstellung im Kurpark, Bad Mergentheim, Germany
FLAT: Bernar Venet & Frank Stella, Riff Art Projects, Istanbul, Turkey

2011 
Escaut: rives, derives: festival de sculpture contemporaine, Valenciennes Biennale, Valenciennes, France
Blickachsen 8 Rhein Main, Frankfurt, Germany
Arte in Movimento, Galerie Dorothea van der Koelen, Venice, Italy
L´Art Contemporain et la Côte d´Azur, Un territoire pour l´expérimentation, 1951-2011, Musée Fernand Léger, Biot, France; Fondation Venet, Le Muy, France
Spring Catalogue, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
La peinture autrement, Musée national Fernand Léger, Biot, France
Le temps de l´action / Acte I, Une recherche sur l´histoire de la performance sur la Côte d´Azur de 1951 à nos jours, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Inventer des mondes singuliers, 3e Biennale de sculpture, Ville de Yerres, France
Small Medium Large, Donjon de Vez, France

2010 
Anti-Icon, Eaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Sculptors Celebrate the Legacy of Frederik and Lena Meijer, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Encuentros de Pamplona 1972: Fin de fiesta del arte experimental, Sala de Armas de la Ciudadela de Pamplona, Spain
Form in Transition: Sculptors Making Prints and Drawings, Saint Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

2009 
Vivre l´art: Collection Venet, Espace de l´art concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France
Blickachsen 7, Bad Homburg Kurpark and Castle Gardens, Germany
The Collectors Eye, Museum Würth, Künzelsau-Gaisbach, Germany 
TILT, Musée de l´hospice Saint-Roch, Issoudun, France
New York in Amsterdam, Art Affairs, New York

2008 
Diagonal, Galería Cayón, Madrid, Spain 
RUPTURES ET HERITAGES (les années 70), Musée d´Art Moderne, Brussels, Belgium 
Signe Ecriture Signe, Musée d´Art Moderne et Contemporain, Liège, Belgium 
New Sculptures, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland 
Clinch/Cross/Cut-Team 404 & John Armleder, New Jerseyy, Basel, Switzerland 
Ganz schön ART-ig -LECKERBISSEN III, Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm, Germany 
The Secret Garden @ Iveagh Gardens, Solomon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland 
To Infinity and Beyond:Mathematics in Contemporary Art, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, USA

2007 
20 ans du Musée d´Art Moderne-L´art après 1960 dans les collections, Musée d´Art moderne, Saint-Etienne, France
Im kleinen Format 2007/08, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany 
Ligne B-Connexion aux Abattoirs, les Abattoirs de Toulouse, Toulouse, France 
Numerica, SMS Contemporanea-ex Palazzo Delle Papesse, Siena, Italy 
Le cinque anime della scultura, Centro Sperimentale per le Arti Contemporanee, Caraglio, Italy 
Temptations, The Columns, Seoul, South Korea 
schwarzweiß-weißschwarz-Uecker,Chillida,Venet und andere, Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm, Germany 
Active Constellation, The Brno House of Art, Brno, Czech Republic

2006 
Künstler der Galerie-Im kleinen Format 2006/07, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany
Espacial 3, Galería Cayón, Madrid, Spain 
Peintures/Painting, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany 
Prêts---Partez!, Artothèque, Caen, France 
PARADISO & INFERNO, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria 
Die Gesichter hinter den Bilden, The Columns, Seoul, South Korea 
Black & Blue, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA 
Joy Episalla and Bernar Venet, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, USA 
LECKERBISSEN II, Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm, Germany

2005 
Künstler der Galerie-Im kleinen Format, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany 
Kleinformate von 52 europäischen Künstlern, Galerie Emilia Suciu, Ettlingen, Germany 
PERFORMA 05, Performa, New York, USA 
Vancouver Sculpture Biennale 2007, Vancouver Sculpture Biennale, Vancouver, Canada
Photography in Parallel, Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris, France 
Minimalism and After IV, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany 
Dimensions, Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, USA
Gestures:Bernar Venet-Rosemarie Castoro, Eaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, USA 

2004 
Künstler der Galerie-Im kleinen Format, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany 
Happy Birthday, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France 
Attraversare Genova.Percorsi e linguaggi internazionali del contemporaneo, Villa Croce Museo d´Arte Contemporanea, Genoa, Italy
A P R I O R I, Galerie Dr. Dorothea van der Koelen, Mainz, Germany 
INTRA-MUROS, Musee d´Art Moderne et d"Art Contemporain, Nice, France 
Monocromos-de Malevich al presente, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain 
Ground-Field-Surface, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA 

2003 
Collection D´Estampes Contemporaines, Galerie Akié Arichi, Paris, France 
Geschenkte Kunst, Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz, Germany 
Numbers-Time-Signs, Galerie Dr. Dorothea van der Koelen, Mainz, Germany 
From Here to There-Maps as Muse, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, USA 
History of a Collection (1979 - 2003), Atelier 340 Muzeum, Brussels, Belgium
Un jardin secret-Collection Monique Dorsel et Emile Lanc, Centre de la Gravure et de l´Image imprimée, La Louvière, Belgium 
Leckerbissen, Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm, Germany 

2002 
Heintz´s Wonderland, Dexia Art Gallery, Brussels, Belgium 
What about Hegel (and you)?, Brigitte March, Stuttgart, Germany 
schwarzweiss-weissschwarz, Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm, Germany
15 variations sur un même thème,de Max Bill à John Cage, Espace de l’art concret, Mouans Sartoux, France

2001 
Hellzapopin 1 bis, Musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland 
Aux alentours de Nice, Marlborough Monaco, Monaco 
KölnSkulptur 3, Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne, Germany 

2000 
TEN TIMES OVER AND MORE-anniversary exhibition, Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

1999 
Les Champs de la Sculpture 2000, Les Champs de la Sculpture, Paris, France 
Lineamente International-Von der Linie zur Zeichnung, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria 
Blickachsen 2-Skulpturen im Kurpark, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany 

1998 
KölnSkulptur 1, Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne, Germany 
L’hypothèse du tableau volé, Musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland 
Space for Art-Concepts,Projects and Buildings by Artists, Kunsthaus, Bregenz, Austria 

1994 
Sin más suciedad–mail art, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Spain 

1990 
L´art conceptuel,une perspective, Musée d´art contemporain, Montreal, Canada 

1989 
Arbeit mit Papier, Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz, Austria 

1977 
documenta 6, Documenta, Kassel, Germany