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biography of Felix GONZALEZ-TORRES (1957-1996)

Personal data


Birth : 11/26/1957 - Guáimaro, Cuba
Death : 01/09/1996 - Miami FL Florida, United States
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : Cuba - United States

Representatives

Andrea Rosen Gallery – 525 West 24th Street – New York NY, United States


Education

1981 : Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program – 100 Lafayette Street – New York NY, United States
1983 : Pratt Institute (B.F.A.) – 200 Willoughby Avenue – Brooklyn, New York NY, United States
1983 : Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program – 100 Lafayette Street – New York NY, United States
1987 : ICP International Center of Photography (M.F.A.) – Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street – New York NY, United States

Professional data


Work and Life

1990:First solo exhibition at Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York NY, USA
1987 – 1991:Joined Group Material
1985:First trip to Europe
1979:Lived and worked in New York NY, USA


Grants

1993

1993 : National Endowment for the Art – Washington DC, United States
Awarded by : NEA National Endowment for the Arts – 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW – Washington DC, United States

1989

1989 : National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship – United States
Awarded by : NEA National Endowment for the Arts – 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW – Washington DC, United States

1989 : The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Artist Grant – New York NY, United States
Awarded by : The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. – 863 Park Avenue – New York NY, United States


Awards

1989

1989 : Cintas Fellowships – United States
Awarded by : Cintas Fellowships, U.S. Student Programs – Institute of International Education 809 United Nations Plaza – New York NY, United States
Awarded by : IIE – 809 United Nations Plaza – New York NY, United States
Awarded by : Cintas Foundation, Inc. – c/o William B. Warren, 29th Floor 1301 Avenue of the Americas – New York NY, United States


Other professions

1987 – 1989 : Lecturer – Art
NYU New York University – 70 Washington Square South – New York NY, United States

1989 – 1990 : Professor
California Institute of the Arts – 24700 McBean Parkway – Valencia CA, United States

Work


Categorie and medium


Sculpture-Volume : Installation
Photography :

Movements and styles

Minimal Art
Conceptual Art

Works

Untitled (Throat)
Date of creation : 1991
Medium : Installation
Size : 4 x 41 x 41 cm
 
Untitled (Public Opinion)
Date of creation : 1991
Medium : Sculpture
Technical data : black rod licorice candy, individually wrapped in cellophane (endless supply), ideal weight, 700 pounds, dimensions variable
 
Untitled
Date of creation : 1991
Medium : Installation
Technical data : offset lithographs/paper, endless copies
 
Untitled ( A Corner of Baci)
Date of creation : 1990
Medium : Sculpture
Technical data : approximately forty-two pounds of Baci candies, dimensions variable
 
Untitled (Himmler, hate, hole, Helms)
Date of creation : 1990
Medium : Offset
Size : 60 x 57 cm
 

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2006

Akira Ikeda Gallery / Taura – Yokosuka, Japan
03/04/2006 – 04/28/2006

2002

It’s just a matter of time
Sadie Coles HQ – London, United Kingdom
2002

2001

MAM Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo – São Paulo, Brazil
08/09/2001 – 09/09/2001

2000

Serpentine Gallery – London, United Kingdom
06/01/2000 – 07/16/2000

1998

Andrea Rosen Gallery – New York NY, United States
12/04/1998 – 01/16/1999

Museum Moderner Kunst Stifung Ludwig – Vienna, Austria
09/12/1998 – 11/01/1998

1997

Sprengel Museum – Hanover, Germany
06/01/1997 – 08/24/1997

1995

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – New York NY, United States
03/03/1995 – 05/10/1995

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2006

Frieze Art Fair
Regent’s Park – London, United Kingdom
10/12/2006 – 10/15/2006
Represented by : Galleria Massimo De Carlo – Via Giovanni Ventura 5 – Milan MI, Italy

2003

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/04/2003 – 12/07/2003
Represented by : Galleria Massimo De Carlo – Via Giovanni Ventura 5 – Milan MI, Italy

Art 34 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/18/2003 – 06/23/2003
Represented by : Andrea Rosen Gallery – 525 West 24th Street – New York NY, United States

2002

Art 33 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/12/2002 – 06/17/2002
Represented by : Andrea Rosen Gallery – 525 West 24th Street – New York NY, United States

2001

Art 32 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/13/2001 – 06/18/2001
Represented by : Andrea Rosen Gallery – 525 West 24th Street – New York NY, United States

The Armory Show 2001
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
02/23/2001 – 02/26/2001
Represented by : Andrea Rosen Gallery – 525 West 24th Street – New York NY, United States


Group exhibitions

2006

Dark Matter
White Cube – London, United Kingdom
07/07/2006 – 09/09/2006

2004

Á fripon, fripon et demi
Hôtel de Caumont – Avignon, France
2004 – 06/06/2004

Realm of the Senses
James Cohan Gallery – New York NY, United States
12/10/2004 – 01/29/2005

Eclipse
White Cube – London, United Kingdom
07/16/2004 – 08/21/2004

2003

Regarde, il neige (schizogéographie de la vie quotidienne)
Centre national d’art et de paysage – Vassivière, France
10/18/2003 – 03/07/2004

Guided by Heroes
Z33 – Hasselt, Belgium
05/25/2003 – 08/31/2003

Pulse: Art, Healing and Transformation
ICA The Institute of Contemporary Art – Boston MA, United States
05/14/2003 – 08/31/2003

2002

Quel meilleur endroit ?
Maison de Balzac – Paris, France
12/11/2002 – 03/16/2003

Art Downtown
New York NY, United States
06/14/2002 – 09/15/2002

Shimmering Substance
Arnolfini Gallery – Bristol, Avon, United Kingdom
04/27/2002 – 06/23/2002

Life is Beautiful
Laing Art Gallery – Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, United Kingdom
02/09/2002 – 04/07/2002

La Teoría del Ocio
Galería Colección Jumex – Mexico, Mexico
02/01/2002 – 06/30/2002

Trauma
MOMA Museum of Modern Art – Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
01/26/2002 – 04/07/2002

2001

Do it
Museo Carrillo Gil de Arte Contemporáneo – Mexico, Mexico
2001 – 02/2002

Let’s entertain
Miami Art Museum – Miami FL, United States
09/14/2001 – 11/18/2001

Mega Wave : Towards a New Synthesis – Yokohama International Triennale of Contemporary Art
Yokohama, Japan
09/02/2001 – 11/11/2001

A room of their own: from Arbus to Gober
MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art at California Plaza – Los Angeles CA, United States
04/02/2001

Let’s entertain
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg – Wolfsburg, Germany
03/16/2001 – 07/15/2001

2000

Au delà du Spectacle / Let’s entertain
MNAM Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou – Paris, France
11/22/2000 – 01/08/2001

Let’s entertain
Portland Art Museum – Portland OR, United States
07/07/2000 – 09/17/2000

Let’s entertain
Walker Art Center – Minneapolis MN, United States
02/12/2000 – 04/30/2000

1999

Carnegie International 1999/2000, n°53
Carnegie Museum of Art – Pittsburgh PA, United States
11/06/1999 – 03/26/2000

1998

John Currin, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Sean Landers, Ken Lum, Dan Peterman
Andrea Rosen Gallery – New York NY, United States
1998

Manifesta 2
Casino Luxembourg Forum d’Art Contemporain – Luxembourg, Luxembourg
06/28/1998 – 10/11/1998

1997

Transit. 60 artistes nés après 60. Oeuvres du Fonds national d’art contemporain
ENSBA Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts – Paris, France
09/16/1997 – 11/02/1997

Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial Exhibition, n°69
Whitney Museum of American Art – New York NY, United States
03/20/1997 – 06/01/1997

1996

A/drift:
Center for Curatorial Studies Museum – Bard College – Annandale-on-Hudson NY, United States
10/20/1996 – 01/05/1997

Thinking Print : Books to Billboards, 1980-95
MoMA Museum of Modern Art – New York NY, United States
06/20/1996 – 09/10/1996

NowHere : Work in Progress
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art – Humlebæk, Denmark
05/15/1996 – 09/08/1996

1993

Space of Time / Espacio del Tiempo
Americas Society Art Gallery – New York NY, United States
1993

Space of Time / Espacio del Tiempo
Center for the Fine Arts – Miami FL, United States
1993

1991

Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial Exhibition
Whitney Museum of American Art – New York NY, United States
1991

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Books

2003

Cream 3
Publisher: Phaidon Press – Regent’s Wharf – London, United Kingdom
06/2003
ISBN : 0714843113

2002

Art Now
Publisher: Taschen – Hohenzollernring 53 – Cologne, Germany
Author: Grosenick Uta – Cologne, Germany
Author: Riemschneider Burkhard
2002
ISBN : 382281444X

2001

Art Contemporain : un choix de 200 oeuvres du Fonds national d’art contemporain, (1985-1999)
Participant: Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication – 3 rue Valois – Paris, France
Participant: DAP Délégation aux arts plastiques – 27, avenue de l’Opéra – Paris, France
Participant: FIACRE Fonds d’Incitation à la Création – Centre National des Arts Plastiques – Département du soutien à la création et à la diffusion 27 avenue de l’Opéra – Paris, France
Publisher: Editions du Chêne – 43 quai Grenelle – Paris, France
10/2001
ISBN : 2842773373


Periodicals

2002

GIONI Massimiliano – New York cut up
in: Flash Art n° 224 p. 77 vol. 34
Milan MI, Italy
05/2002-06/2002

Legals

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