Magdalena Abakanowicz

General

  • 2010Permanent outdoor installation; titled "Crossroads," four stainless steel figures, Warsaw, Poland

  • The artist lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.

  • 2009Created "Birds," stainless steel fish, Warsaw, Poland

  • 2006Agora, a large permanent monument consisting of 106 cast-iron figures, is installed at Chicago Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois (each about 280 cm tall)

  • 2004Big Figures, 20 bronze walking figures, is installed in front of Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey (2001 – 2002; on loan from a private collector)

  • 2003Inauguration of Space of Stone, 22 granite blocks installed at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey; Open Air Aquarium, 30 stainless steel fish, is permanently installed and situated along the riverfront on Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 2002The Unrecognized, 112 larger-than-life, cast-iron figures, is permanently installed at Citadel Park, Poznán, Poland (each figure is over 83 inches high)

  • 2000Created Crowd of 95 Figures, bronze figures of adults and children standing and walking

  • 1994 - 1997Created Hurma, 150 figures of children and Backward Standing, 60 figures of adults; created drawings and choreographies inspired by her sculptures – taken to the stage by Asbestos, a Japanese Butoh dance group

  • 1980 - 1989Created series of monumental sculptures using bronze, stone, wood, and iron; installed permanent outdoor installation, Spaces to Experience, in Italy, Israel, South Korea, Germany, and America

  • 1970 - 1979Changed scale and material; created huge cycles of figurative and non-figurative sculptures made out of burlap and resins called Alterations

  • 1965 - 1990Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Poznań, Poland

  • 1960 - 1969Created monumental three-dimensional forms called Abakans, which were personally hand-woven in her own technique

  • 1954 - 1960Painted a series of large gouaches on paper and canvas

  • 1950 - 1954Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland

  • 1930Born in Falenty, Poland

Awards

  • 2010Grand Cross of Merit with Star, Federal Republic of Germany, Germany, Germany

  • 2005Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, The International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, New Jersey, United States

  • 2004Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, The Republic of France, Paris, France

  • 2000Cavaliere nell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, The Italian Republic, Rome, Italy

  • 2000Orden Pour le Mérite fur Wissenschaften und Künste, Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin, Germany

  • 1997Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts, Leonardo da Vinci World , Mexico City, Mexico

  • 1993Award for Distinction in Sculpture, The Sculpture Center, New York, New York, United States

  • 1965Grand Prix, São Paolo Biennale, São Paolo, Brazil

Biennials

  • 2012Beaufort04, Triennial of Contemporary Art by the Sea, Schore, Belgium

  • 2005Vancouver Sculpture Biennale: Open Spaces, Vancouver, Canada

  • 2004Sculpture Quadrennial Riga 2004, Riga, Latvia

  • 199747a Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, Venice, Italy (Hand-like Trees installed on Rive degli Schiavoni upon the invitation of the Major of Venice)

  • 1995Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, Venice, Italy

  • 1993The Fujisankei Biennale, International Exhibition for Contemporary Sculpture, Nagano, Japan

  • 1986VI Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

  • 1985Biennale Internationale de la Tapisserie, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 1983International Open Air Sculpture Biennale, Antwerp, Belgium

  • 1980Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, Venice, Italy

  • 1968XXXIV Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, Venice, Italy

  • 1965VIII Biennale de São Paolo, São Paolo, Brazil

  • 1962Biennale Internazionale de la Tapisserie, Lausanne, Switzerland

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2013Abakanowicz? Abakanowicz!, The House of the Visual Artist, Warsaw, Poland.

  • 2013Magdalena Abakanowicz: A Survey 1987-2009, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2012Magdalena Abakanowicz: The Human Adventure, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul , Turkey.

  • 2012Magdalena Abakanowicz: Walking Figures, Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2011Magdalena Abakanowicz : Life and Work, The Olomouc Museum of Art, Olomouc, Czech Republic.

  • 2010Magdalena Abakanowicz, Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, United States.

  • 2010Abakanowicz. In Warsaw at last! , Royal Castle Gardens, Warsaw, Poland.

  • 2010Abakanowicz, National Museum in Krakow, Krakow, Poland.

  • 2010Magdalena Abakanowicz: Recent Sculpture, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2009Magdalena Abakanowicz: Space to Experience, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan, Italy.

  • 2009elles@centrepompidou, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.

  • 2009Magdalena Abakanowicz, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany.

  • 2008 - 2009Magdalena Abakanowicz: Where are the areas of calm?, Galería Marlborough, Madrid, Spain.

  • 2008 - 2009La Corto del Rey Arturo, Palacio de Cristal, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.

  • 2008 - 2009Magdalena Abakanowicz, Institute Valenciá d’Art Modern, Centro Julio Gonzalez, Valenciá, Spain.

  • 2008 - 2009Magdalena Abakanowicz: Hurma, 1994-1995, The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, Florida , Miami, Florida , United States.

  • 2008 - 2009Magdalena Abakanowicz: Reality of Dreams, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States.

  • 2008 - 2009Magdalena Abakanowicz - Birds, Conglomerates, Ghosts, Spirits, Beck and Eggeling, Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • 2008 - 2009King Arthur’s Court, Stiftung museum kunst palast, Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • 2007Magdalena Abakanowicz, Coexistence - Dream, Gruby and Kozio, Taguchi Fine Art, Ltd, Tokyo, Japan.

  • 2007Magdalena Abakanowicz - Sculptures et Dessins, Galerie Patrice Trigano, Paris, France.

  • 2006Magdalena Abakanowicz, Trondheim Art Museum, Trondheim, Norway.

  • 2006Magdalena Abakanowicz - Sculptures et Dessins, Marlborough Monaco, Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

  • 2006Magdalena Abakanowicz: The Drawings, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States.

  • 2005Works on Paper, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2005Magdalena Abakanowicz - Im Dialog VI, Stadtkirche Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany.

  • 2005La Foule V, Galerie Saint-Séverin, Paris, France.

  • 2005The Gigant and The Son of Gigant, The Fields Sculpture Park, The Sculpture Park Art Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, New York , United States. (created in 2003)

  • 2005Magdalena Abakanowicz: Confessions, Sculpture and Drawings, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2005Magdalena Abakanowicz, Museum of Fine Arts Budapest, Budapest, Hungary.

  • 2005Space to Experience: The Sculpture of Magdalena Abakanowicz, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Florida , United States.

  • 2004Magdalena Abakanowicz - Melchior, Jonas, and the Eight White Faces, Taguchi Fine Art, Tokyo, Japan.

  • 2004Mutation and Crystallization, Pei Ling Chan Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, United States.

  • 2004 - 2005Magdalena Abakanowicz: Backward Seated Figures, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York, United States.

  • 2004Magdalena Abakanowicz, Danubiana-Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia.

  • 2004Hurma, Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière, Paris, France. traveled to L’Espace d’Art Contemporain André-Malraux, Colmar, France

  • 2004 L’Espace d’Art Contemporain André-Malraux, Colmar, France.

  • 2004Magdalena Abakanowicz, Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt - Centre d’Art, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.

  • 2004 Landesmuseum Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

  • 2004Sculptures, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland.

  • 2003Magdalena Abakanowicz: The Skulls, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States.

  • 2003Abakanowicz, Museum Beelden aan zee, Scheveningen, Netherlands.

  • 2003Magdalena Abakanowicz, Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy.

  • 2003Dancing Figures, Marlborough Fine Art, London, England.

  • 2003Coexistence, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2003Magdalena Abakanowicz - Tanzende und Schreitende, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • 2003Magdalena Abakanowicz - The Long Wait, MacLaren Art Cenre, Barrie, Ontario, Canada.

  • 2002 Museum Narodowe, Poznán, Poland.

  • 2001Magdalena Abakanowicz, About the Human Condition, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, California, United States. traveled to Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Pillsbury Peters Fine Art, Dallas, Texas

  • 2001Magdalena Abakanowicz: The Crowd IV and Infantes, William Benton Museum of Art, , University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States.

  • 2001Space to Experience, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Point State Park, Pittsburgh, United States.

  • 2001 Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Cologne, Germany.

  • 2000Working Process, Guiliano Gori Collection, Spazi d’Arte, Santomato di Pistoia, Italy.

  • 2000Abakanowicz, Warsaw Opera House, Warsaw, Poland.

  • 2000Ninety Five Figures from the Crowd of One Thousand Ninety Five Figures, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1999Abakanowicz on the Roof, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1999Abakanowicz dans les Jardins du Palais Royal, Palais Royal, Paris, France.

  • 1999Wild Flowers, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY, United States.

  • 1999Camminando, 30 Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland.

  • 1999Wild Flowers, 30 Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland.

  • 1998Magdalena Abakanowicz – Recent Works, Sculpture, Centrum Szutki Wspolczesnej Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland.

  • 1998 Starmach Gallery, Kraków, Poland.

  • 1997Mutants, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1997 Galerie Marwan Hoss, Paris, France.

  • 1997 Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida, United States.

  • 1996 Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales.

  • 1996Oeuvres récentes, Galerie Marwan Hoss, Paris, France.

  • 1996 Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark. ; traveled to Kulturhuset Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1996 - 1997 Doris Freedman Plaza, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1995 Els Jardins de Can Altamira, Barcelona, Spain.

  • 1995 Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, England.

  • 1995 Center of Polish Sculpture, Oronsko, Poland.

  • 1995Magdalena Abakanowicz, Centrum Sztuki Wspolczesnej, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland.

  • 1994 Galeria Kordegarda, Warsaw, Poland. ; traveled to Muzeum Sztuki, Lódz, Poland

  • 1994 Galeriá Marlborough, Madrid, Spain.

  • 1994 Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Millorca, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

  • 1993 Biuro Wystaw Artystycznych, Krakow, Poland.

  • 1993 Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1993War Games, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, United States.

  • 1993Recent Sculpture, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. ; traveled to Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

  • 1992 Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, United States.

  • 1992Magdelena Abakanowicz: Arboreal Architecture, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1992Installation, , Sculpture Garden, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.

  • 1991Retrospective exhibition, Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan. ; traveled to The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan; Art Tower, Mito, Japan; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan, Muzeum Sztuki, Lódz, Poland

  • 1991Abakanowicz, Marlborough Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

  • 1990Sculpturen, Galerie Pels-Leusden, Berlin, Germany.

  • 1990 Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

  • 1990 Marlborough Fine Art, London, England.

  • 1989 Städtliche Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

  • 1989Magdalena Abakanowicz: Recent Work, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1988 Mücsarnok (Palace of Exhibitions), Budapest, Hungary.

  • 1988 Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

  • 1986 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond,, Virginia, United States.

  • 1985 Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • 1985Abakanowicz: About Men, Sculpture 1974-1985, Xavier Fourcade Inc, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1983Magdalena Abakanowicz, Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

  • 1982 ARC/Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France.

  • 1982 - 1984Retrospective exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, United States. ;traveled to Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada; National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC; De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas; Portland Art Museum and Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, Oregon; Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska; Frederick S. Wright Art Gallery of the University of California, Los Angeles, California

  • 1977Organic Structures, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden.

  • 1977Sonia Henies og Niels Onstads Stifteiser, Kunstsenter, Hovikodden, Norway.

  • 1976 Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. ; traveled to the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

  • 1975Abakanowicz - Organic Structures and Human Forms, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England.

  • 1975 Gallery Zacheta, Warsaw, Poland.

  • 1974Abakanowicz, Muzeum Sztuki, Lódz, Poland.

  • 1973Rope Structures, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England.

  • 1972Magdalena Abakanowicz - Textile Strukturen und Konstruktionen, Environments , Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • 1972 Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland.

  • 1971The Fabric Forms of Magdalena Abakanowicz, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, California, United States.

  • 1970 National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden.

  • 1969 Stedelijk Museum, Arnhem, The Netherlands.

  • 1969 Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • 1969 Kunsthalle, Mannheim, Germany.

  • 1968 Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. ; traveled to Frans Halsmuseum, Haarlem, The Netherlands; Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands; Stedelijk Museum, Arnhem, The Netherlands; Schiedam Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 1967 Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo, Norway. traveled to Vestlandske Kunstindustrimuseum, Bergen, Norway; Stavanger Kunstforening, Stavanger, Norway; Kunstforening, Trondheim, Norway

  • 1965 Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland.

  • 1962Tapisseries, Magdalena Abakonowicz, Pologne, Galerie Dautzenberg, Paris, France.

  • 1960Wystawa prac Magdaleny Abakanowicz - Kosmowskiej, Kordegarda, Warsaw, Poland.

Group Exhibitions

  • 2014Committed to Paper: Master Drawings and Prints by Sculptors, Frederick Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States.

  • 2011Art on a Lake, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary.

  • 2011The Power of Fantasy, Bozar Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium.

  • 2011Sleight of Hand, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, United States.

  • 2011Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweler, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2009Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2009Summer Exhibition,, Marlborough Gallery, New York , New York , United States.

  • 2009Rites of Spring, LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, New York, United States.

  • 2009Works on Paper, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2009Im klienen Format, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany.

  • 2009The 5th Edition of CCA’s International Art Collection, The Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland.

  • 2009La Escultura en la Colección del IVAM, Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Centro Julio Gonzalez, Valencia, Spain.

  • 2009elles@centrepompidou, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.

  • 2008Summer Show, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2008Origins, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York , United States.

  • 2008Paysages Urbains, Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal, Quebec, Canada .

  • 2008Summer Show, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2008Skulptur!, Galerie Beck & Eggeling, Düsseldorf, Germany .

  • 2008Works on Paper, Donopoulos International Fine Arts, Thessaloniki, Greece.

  • 2007 - 2008Femme y es-tu?, Art Sénat, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris, France.

  • 2007 - 2008Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Beck & Eggeling, Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • 2007 - 2008Blikaschen 6 – Skulpturen im Kurpark Bad Homburg, Galerie Scheffel in Zusammenarbeit mit der Yorshire Sculpture Park, Bad Homburg, Germany.

  • 2007 - 2008Wit and Whimsy, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2007 - 2008Wack!: Art and the Feminist Revolution, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles , California, United States. traveled to National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC.; P.S 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

  • 2007 - 2008Figura Humana y Abstracción, Würth Museo La Rioja, Agoncillo, Spain.

  • 2007 - 2008Painting and Sculpture, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2007 - 2008Residenz München, Galerie Beck & Eggeling, Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • 2006To the Human Future – Flight from The Dark Side, Art Tower Mito, Mito, Ibaraki, Japan.

  • 2006Sztuka XX Wieku, The National Museum in Warsaw, The Gallery of 20th Century Polish Art, Warsaw, Poland.

  • 2006Die obere Hälfte – Die Büste von Rodin bis Wang Du, Museum Liner, Appenzell, Switzerland.

  • 2006Weltanschauung, Visione del Mondo, Palazzo Belmonte Riso, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Palermo, Italy.

  • 2006Contemporary Sculpture, Zwirner and Wirth, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2006Was ist Plastic? 100 Jahre – 100 Kopfe – Das Jahrundert moderner Sculptur, Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Center of International Sculpture, Duisburg, Germany.

  • 2005Die obere Hälfte – Die Büste von Rodin bis Funakoshi, Kunsthalle in Emden, Emden, Germany. traveled to Städtische Museen Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany

  • 2005Salamanca ciudad de la escultura, City of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain.

  • 2005 - 2006Vancouver Sculpture Biennale: Open Spaces, Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver , Canada.

  • 2005Blickachsen 5: Skulpturen im Kurpark Bad Homburg, Galerie Scheffel in Zusammenarbeit mit der Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Bad Homburg, Germany.

  • 2005Sculptures Monumentales a Saint-Tropez, La Citadelle, Saint Tropez, France.

  • 2005Works on Paper, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2005Summer Installation, Taguchi Fine Art, Tokyo, Japan.

  • 2004Sculpture Quadrennial Riga , European Space, Riga, Latvia.

  • 2004Monocromos de Malevich al presente, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.

  • 2004Love/Hate From Magritte to Cattelan, Villa Manin, Centro d’art contemporanea, Codroipo, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy.

  • 2003Me and More, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland.

  • 2003Faces, Masks, Stories, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary.

  • 2003Group Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2003Figuratively Speaking, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey, United States.

  • 2003Skin: Contemporary Views of the Body, Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Jacksonville, Florida, United States.

  • 2002La Parade des Animaux, Galería Marlborough, Madrid, Spain.

  • 2002Primal Screams and Songs, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida , United States.

  • 2002The Body Present: Effigies, Decoys, and Other Equivalents, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

  • 2002OPEN2002 International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, Lido, Venice, Italy.

  • 2002Los Juegos en el Arte del siglo XX, La Lonja y Palacio de Montemuzo, Saragosa, Spain.

  • 2002Les Jeux dans l'Art du XXeme siecle, Espace Bellevue, Biarritz, France.

  • 2002La Parade des Animaux, Festival International de Sculpture de Monte-Carlo,, Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

  • 2001Europalia 2001, Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Liege, France.

  • 2001Animal Sculptures of the 20th Century, Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukushima City, Japan. traveled to Kirishima Open-Air Museum, KagoshimaPrefecture, Japan; Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art Yamanashi-ken, Japan; Mie Prefectural Museum, Tsu City, Japan.

  • 2001"Carnaval des Animaux", Den Haag Sculptuur, The Hague, The Netherlands.

  • 2001In Between: Art from Poland, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

  • 2000Rabdomante, LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, New York, United States.

  • 2000Aspect, Positions, 50 Years of Art in Central Europe, 1949-1999, Ludwig Museum Budapest - Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary.

  • 2000L'Homme qui marche, Les Jardins du Palais Royale, Paris, France.

  • 1999 - 2000To the Rescue: Eight Artists in an Archive, Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1999 - 2000UTOPIA I WIZJA/Utopia and Vision, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland.

  • 1997Inauguration of Museo Guggenheim, Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain.

  • 199747a Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, La Biennale d'Arte di Venezia, Venice, Italy. (Hand-like Trees installed on Rive degli Schiavoni upon the invitation of the Major of Venice)

  • 1997A Century of Sculpture - The Nasher Collection,, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1997Summer 1997 Exhibition, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey, United States.

  • 1997Group Exhibition, Luxembourg Ville de la Sculpture, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

  • 1997Human Nature, Spoleto Festival, Charleston, South Carolina, United States.

  • 1996Horizons, Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyongju, South Korea.

  • 1996Group Exhibition, Les Champs de la Sculpture, Paris, France.

  • 1996L’oeil du collectionneur, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

  • 1995 Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy.

  • 1995Unser Jahrhundert, Our Century, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany.

  • 1995After Auschwitz, Royal Festival Hall, London, England.

  • 1995After Hiroshima, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan.

  • 1994Europa, Europa, Kunsthalle, Bonn, Germany.

  • 1994Itinere - Camino e Caminantes, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

  • 1993International Exhibition for Contemporary Sculpture, The Fujisankei Biennale, Fujisankei , Japan.

  • 1992...Reperti...Environment through the Eyes of 18 of the World's Major Artists, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

  • 1988Olympiad of Art, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seoul, South Korea.

  • 1987Avante-Garde in the Eighties, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, United States.

  • 1986VI Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

  • 1985Kunst Stoff Kunst, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn, Germany.

  • 1985Biennale Internationale de la Tapisserie, Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • 1984An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1983International Open Air Sculpture Biennale, Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.

  • 1982Kunst Wird Material, Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany.

  • 1980Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy.

  • 1976Fiber Works Europe and Japan, Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan.

  • 1969Wall Hangings, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, United States.

  • 1968XXXIV Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy.

  • 1965VIII Biennale de São Paolo, VIII Biennale de São Paolo, São Paolo, Brazil.

  • 1962 - 1976Biennale Internazionale de la Tapisserie, Biennale Internazionale de la Tapisserie, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Public Collections

  • William H. Van Every Gallery, Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, United States

  • Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York, United States

  • Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas, United States

  • Tate Modern, London, England

  • Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

  • Fondazione Pomodoro, Milan, Italy

  • Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford, California, United States

  • Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, Virginia, United States

  • Woman’s Club of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

  • Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany

  • Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, United States

  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

  • Toledo Art Museum, Toledo, Ohio, United States

  • Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York, United States

  • Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Miami, Florida, United States

  • Sonja Henies Niels Onstads Stiftelser, Kunstsenter Hovikodden, Norway

  • Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo, Tokyo

  • Seoul Olympic Park, Seoul, South Korea

  • Runnymede Sculpture Farm, Woodside, California , United States

  • Provinciehuis, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

  • Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, United States

  • Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, United States

  • Phoenix Art Museum Sculpture Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, United States

  • Noord-Brabant Provinciehuis, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, United States

  • Neanderthal Museum, Mettmann, Germany

  • National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

  • National Museum of Modern Art, Pusan, South Korea

  • National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

  • National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, United States

  • Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan

  • Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland

  • Muzeum Narodowe, Warsaw, Poland

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, United States

  • Museum Würth, Kunzelsau, Germany

  • Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan

  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, United States

  • Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, New York, United States

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, United States

  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Internacional Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico

  • Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

  • Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

  • Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany

  • Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, California , United States

  • Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan

  • Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo, Norway

  • Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France

  • Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, United States

  • Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

  • Hess Collection, Napa Valley, California, United States

  • Hakone Open Air Museum, The Fuji Hakone Izu National Park, Hakone, Japan

  • Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey, United States

  • Fattoria di Celle -The Gori Collection, Santomato di Pistoia, Italy

  • Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa

  • Chicago Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States

  • Citadel Park, Poznan, Poland

  • Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland

  • Caracas Museum of Modern Art, Caracas, Venezuela

  • Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, South Korea

  • Australian National Gallery of Art, Canberra, Australia

Public Commissions

  • 2009Birds, stainless steel fish, City of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland

  • 200620 Vancouver Walking Figures, iron cast figures, City of Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada

  • 2006Agora, 106 iron figures, Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States Inaugurated November, 2006

  • 2005Five Running, bronze, Sculpture Garden of Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, United States

  • 2004Big Figures, twenty bronze figures, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States Created 2001-2004

  • 2003Open Air Aquarium, thirty stainless steel fish, City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Created 2002

  • 2003Space of Stone, twenty-two granite stone sculptures, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey, United States Created 2001-2002

  • 2002Unrecognized, 112 iron figures, Cytadel Park, Poznán, Poland

  • 2002Hand-Like Trees, four sculptures, bronze, Brea Civic Cultural Center, Brea, California, United States Created 1994-1995

  • 2001Mutant, stainless steel, Neanderthal Museum, Mettmann, Germany

  • 2001Mutants, six sculptures, stainless steel, Collection of Artists’ Garden, Warsaw, Poland

  • 2001Birds of Knowledge of Good and Evil, six sculptures, aluminum, Woman’s Club of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

  • 2000Figura Ultima, from the cycle Hand-Like Trees, bronze, Museum Würth, Kunzelsau, Germany

  • 2000Large Figure on Trunk with Wheels and Slim Figure on Trunk with Wheels, bronze, Spazi d’Arte, Giuliano Gori Collection, Santomato di Pistoia, Italy Created 1998-2000

  • 2000Figure on Beam with Wheels, bronze, Toledo Art Museum, Toledo, Ohio, United States

  • 2000Black Crowd, twenty figures, bronze, Museum Wurth, Kunzelsau, Germany

  • 2000Figure on Trunk, bronze, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, United States Created 1998-2000

  • 2000Manus Ultimus, from the cycle, Hand-like Trees, bronze, Jardin des Tuleries, Paris, France Created 1998-1999

  • 2000Figura Rompa, from the cycle, Hand-like Trees, bronze, City of Biarritz, Biarritz, France Created 1995

  • 1999Puellae, group of thirty figures, bronze, National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, United States Created 1992

  • 1999Figura Prima, from the cycle, Hand-like Trees, bronze, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States Created 1995

  • 199930 Bronze Standing Figures, bronze, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri, United States Created 1994, 1998-1999

  • 1998Fish, bronze, Metropolitano de Lisboa Orient Station, Lisbon, Portugal Created 1997-1998

  • 1997Cecyna, from the cycle, Hand-like Trees, bronze, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey, United States Created 1994

  • 1997Space of Unknown Growth, twenty-two forms of different sizes, concrete, Collection of Europos Parkas, Vilnius r., Lithuania

  • 1995Bronze Crowd, thirty-six bronze figures, The Nasher Collection, Dallas, Texas, United States Created 1990-1991

  • 1994Magnus, from the cycle, Hand-like Trees, bronze, Spazi d' Arte, Giuliano Gori Collection, Santomato di Pistoia, Italy

  • 1994Manus, from the cycle, Hand-like Trees, bronze, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, United States

  • 1994Sarcophagi in Glass Houses, four forms, wood, metal glass, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York, United States Created 1983-1999

  • 1993One of the Crowd, bronze, Hakone Open Air Museum, Hakone, Japan

  • 1993Becalmed Beings, group of 40 figures, bronze, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

  • 1993Hand-like Trees, 5 sculptures, bronze, Runnymede Sculpture Farm, Woodside, California, United States Created 1992

  • 1992Sagacious Heads, , two sculptures from the cycle, bronze, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States Created 1989

  • 1992Sagacious Head with Standing Figure, bronze, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya City , Japan Created 1989

  • 1991Sagacious Heads, Four sculptures from the cycle, bronze, John Kluge Collection, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States Created 1989

  • 1990Neun Figuren Raum, bronze, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany

  • 1988Space of Dragon, 10 metaphoric animal heads, bronze, Olympic Park, Seoul, South Korea Created 1985

  • 1987Negev, 7 discs lime stone, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

  • 1985Katarsis, thirty-three figures, bronze, Spazi d'Arte, Giuliano Gori Collection, Santomato di Pistoia, Italy

  • 1965Standing Shape, steel, Commissioned by Elblag City, Elblag City, Poland Created 1965

Private Collections

  • Private Collection , Napa Valley, California, United States Camminando-Peripatein, twenty walking figures, bronze.

  • Private Collection , Napa Valley, California, United States Camminando, twenty walking figures, bronze. Created 1998-1999

Catalogues and Monographs

  • 2010Marlborough Inc.. Magdalena Abakanowicz: Recent Sculpture. New York: Marlborough Chelsea.

  • 2008Abakanowicz, Magdalena. Magdalena Abakanowicz: Where are the areas of calm?. Madrid: Marlborough Inc. .

  • 2008Abakanowicz, Magdalena. Magdalena Abakanowicz: Where are the areas of calm?. Madrid: Galería Marlborough.

  • 2005Cecil, Janis Gardner, ed.. Magdalena Abakanowicz: Confessions, Sculpture and Drawings. New York: Marlborough Gallery.

  • 2003Rose, Barbara. Abakanowicz. Scheveningen: Museum Beelden aan Zee.

  • 2003Reichardt, Jasa. Dancing Figures. London: Marlborough Fine Art.

  • 1992Rose, Barbara. Magdelena Abakanowicz: Arboreal Architecture. New York: Marlborough Inc..

  • 1992Rose, Barbara. Magdelena Abakanowicz: Arboreal Architecture. New York: Marlborough Gallery.

  • 1991 Abakanowicz, Magdalena. Abakanowicz. Tokyo: Marlborough Tokyo.

  • 1989Marlborough. Magdalena Abakanowicz: Recent Work. New York: Marlborough Inc..

  • 1989Abakanowicz, Magdalena. Magdalena Abakanowicz: Recent Work. New York: Marlborough Gallery.

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  • 2000Krukowski, Wojciech and Wroblewska Danuta. Abakanowicz - Walking Figures. Warsaw: Galeria Kordegarda, 2000 (exhibition catalogue)

  • 2000Mason, Brook S.. "Hanging around New York: a monthly guide by Brook S. Mason." The Art Newspaper

  • 2000Mason, Brook S.. "On the loose in New York: a monthly guide by Brook S. Mason." The Art Newspaper

  • 2000Reichardt, Reichardt Jasia and Abakanowicz Magdalena. Recent Exhibitions and Installations. New York: Marlborough Gallery, 2000 (exhibition catalogue)

  • 2000Rubinstein, Raphael. "Alors, What about Central Park?." Art in America, p. 1

  • 2000Sogg, Daniel. "Art and Education." Art + Auction, p. 68. illustrated, p. 70

  • 2000South, Will. "Weatherspoon Acquires New Work of Art." Articles: News & Events of the Weatherspoon Art Gallery, p. 1

  • 1999Anonymous. "Shoulders Above the Rest." The New York Times, April 27, 1999

  • 1999Duval, J.-L. "Magdalena Abakanowicz dans les Jardins du Palais Royal." Connaissance des Arts, hors série, May 01, 1999, pp. 6-19

  • 1999Jacob, Mary Jane. Abakanowicz - Wild Flowers. New York: Marlborough Gallery, 1999 (exhibition catalogue)

  • 1999Lieberman, P. "It’s Not so Lonely at the Top." Los Angeles Times, May 09, 1999, pp. 51-52

  • 1999Plagens, Peter. "Magdalena Abakanowicz." Artforum, pp. 124-125

  • 1998Helsinki, Jerome. Abakanowicz. Krakow: Gallery Starmach, 1998 (exhibition catalogue)

  • 1998Needleman, Deborah. "Archadia Revised." House & Garden, pp. 158-163

  • 1997Abakanowicz, Magdalena; Brenson, Michael. Magdalena Abakanowicz - Mutants. New York: Marlborough Gallery, 1997 (exhibition catalogue)

  • 1996Brenson, Michael. Magdalena Abakanowicz. Hamilton: Grounds for Sculpture, 1996 (exhibition catalogue)

  • 1996Reichardt, Jasia; Abakanowicz, Magdalena; Collins, Judith, with an introduction by Murray, Peter.. Magdalena Abakanowicz - Bronze Sculpture. Llandudno: Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Oriel Mostyn, 1996

  • 1995Stanislawski, Ryszard; Brenson, Michael; Reichardt, Jasia; Abakanowicz, Magdalena. Abakanowicz. Warsaw: The Center for Contemporary Art, 1995 Published in conjunction with the retrospective exhibition "Magdalena Abakanowicz" in the Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

  • 1994Rose, Barbara. Magdalena Abakanowicz. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1994

  • 1993Brenson, Michael. Magdalena Abakanowicz - Sculpture. New York: Marlborough Gallery Inc., 1993 (exhibition catalogue)

  • 1993Brenson, Michael; Heiss, Alanna; Abakanowicz, Magdalena. Magdalena Abakanowicz - War Games. New York: The Institute for Contemporary Art P.S.1 Museum, 1993 (exhibition catalogue)

  • 1992Daval, Jean-Luc and Viatte, Germain. Paris- La Defense. L'Art Contemporain et l’Axe historique. Magdalena Abakanowicz, Piotr Kowalski, Jean- Pierre Raynaud, Alan Sonfist. Geneva: Editions d'Art Alber Skira, 1992, pp. 30-56 Also published by EPAD, Paris

  • 1991Abakanowicz, Magdalena; Hermansdorfer, Mariusz; Inui, Yoshiaki, with an introduction by Kobayashi, Masao. Magdalena Abakanowicz. Tokyo: Sezon Museum of Art and Asahi Shimbun, 1991 Published in conjunction with the 1991 traveling in Japan exhibition "Magdalena Abakanowicz": Sezon Museum of Art, Shiga; Art Tower Mito, Contemporary Art Gallery and Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art.

  • 1991Kato, Kuniko Lucy. Abakanowicz - Tangible Eternity. Japan: International Art Research, 1991

  • 1988Neray, Katalin, and Hermansdorfer, Mariusz. Magdalena Abakanowicz. Budapest: Mucsarnok, 1988

  • 1987Restany, Pierre. Katarsis. Florence: Edizioni della Bezuga, 1987 Additional text by Abakanowicz, Magdalena. sec. ed. 1990

  • 1986Daval, Jean-Luc. La Sculpture XIX et XX Siecle. Geneva: Editions d'Art Albert Skira, 1986

  • 1982Jacob, Mary Jane. Magdalena Abakanowicz. New York: Abbeville Press Publishers, 1982 Monograph published in conjunction with the exhibition "Magdalena Abakanowicz" organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and at other American Museums. Additional text by Abakanowicz, Magdalena; Reichardt, Jasia.

  • 1982Zimmerer, Kathy. "Magdalena Abakanowicz." Art Scene, March 01, 1982

  • Anonymous. "Magdalena Abakanowicz." Socrates Sculpture Park, October 12, 2012

  • Simón, Federico. "La polaca Abakanowicz invade el IVAM con su arte orgánico." El Pais, June 23, 2008, p. 4

  • Simón, Federico. "La polaca Abakanowicz invade el IVAM con su arte orgánico." El País, June 23, 2008. illustrated, p. 4