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biography of Franz WEST (1947-2012)

Personal data


Birth : 1947 - Vienna, Austria
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : Austria

Representatives

David Zwirner, Inc – 525 West 19th str. – New York NY, United States
Gagosian Gallery – 980 Madison avenue – New York NY, United States
Galerie Bärbel Grässlin – Bleichstrasse, 48 – Frankfurt, Germany
Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber – Limmatstrasse 270 – Zürich ZH, Switzerland


Education

Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien – Schillerplatz 3 – Vienna, Austria

Work


Categorie and medium


Painting : Mixed media
Sculpture-Volume : Installation - Sculpture papier mâché
Drawing-Watercolor : Collage

Works

Three times the same
Date of creation : 1998
Medium : Sculpture
Materials : plastic-wood-paper
Process : painting
 
Habitus
Date of creation : 1996
Medium : Installation
Materials : plastic-metal-wood
Process : painting
 
PaBtucke
Date of creation : 1996
Medium : Installation
Materials : plaster-glass-metal
Process : painting
Technical data : 5 sculptures
 
Spoonerism
Date of creation : 1996
Medium : Installation
Technical data : 3 part sculpture
 
2 to 2
Date of creation : 1996
Medium : Installation
Materials : plastic-porcelain
Process : video
In collaboration with : Dieter Roth, Jason Rhodes, Oswald Weiner, Lawrence Weiner
 
Curacao
Date of creation : 1996
Medium : Installation
 
Syntagma
Date of creation : 1996
Medium : Installation
 
Auditorium
Date of creation : 1992
Medium : Installation
Materials : metal-synthetic material
 
Kasseler Rippchen
Date of creation : 1991-1996
Medium : Installation
Materials : plastic-metal-wood
Process : painting-object
 
Passstueck
Date of creation : 1978
Medium : Installation
Size : 9 x 20 x 4 inch
 

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2008

Passtuecke
Gagosian Gallery – New York NY, United States
03/18/2008 – 04/26/2008

Asymmetrische Kunst
Galerie Eva Presenhuber – Zürich ZH, Switzerland
03/15/2008 – 05/10/2008

2006

Galerie Eva Presenhuber – Zürich ZH, Switzerland
06/10/2006 – 07/29/2006

2004

Early work
Zwirner & Wirth – New York NY, United States
10/30/2004 – 01/08/2005

2003

Franzwestite: Franz West Works 1973-2003
Whitechapel Art Gallery – London, United Kingdom
09/09/2003 – 11/09/2003

Gagosian Gallery – New York NY, United States
02/22/2003 – 03/29/2003

2002

Aussenskulpturen
Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber – Zürich ZH, Switzerland
05/25/2002 – 06/27/2002

Burning
MAC Galeries Contemporaines des Musées de Marseille – Marseille, France
03/30/2002 – 06/02/2002

2001

Gagosian Gallery – London, United Kingdom
09/06/2001 – 10/20/2001

Notatioons, Franz West: 2Topia
Wexner Center for the Arts – Columbus OH, United States
07/20/2001 – 04/30/2001

2000

Galerie Gisela Capitain – Cologne, Germany
2000

The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago – Chicago IL, United States
2000

1999

Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art – Malmo, Sweden
1999

Galerie Hauser & Wirth – Zürich ZH, Switzerland
1999

1998

Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot – Paris, France
1998

Jean Bernier Gallery – Athens, Greece
1998

1997

MoMA Museum of Modern Art – New York NY, United States
1997

Galerie Gisela Capitain – Cologne, Germany
1997

1996

Museum Abteiberg – Mönchengladbach, Germany
1996

1995

Galerie Walcheturm – Zürich ZH, Switzerland
1995

Franz West: Retrospective
Kunsthalle Fridericianum – Kassel, Germany
1995

Franz West : Retrospective
CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux – Bordeaux, France
1995

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2007

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais – Paris, France
10/18/2007 – 10/22/2007
Represented by : Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman – Adamgasse 7a – Innsbruck, Austria

ArtBrussels – Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
04/20/2007 – 04/23/2007
Represented by : Bernier / Eliades – Eptachalkou Street 11 – Athens, Greece

2006

Frieze Art Fair
Regent’s Park – London, United Kingdom
10/12/2006 – 10/15/2006
Represented by : Galería Juana de Aizpuru – C/ Barquillo 44, I° – Madrid, Spain

2004

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, n°31
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/21/2004 – 10/25/2004
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

Art 35 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/16/2004 – 06/21/2004
Represented by : Galerie Art & Public – 35 rue des Bains – Geneva GE, Switzerland

2003

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/04/2003 – 12/07/2003
Represented by : Galerie Bärbel Grässlin – Bleichstrasse, 48 – Frankfurt, Germany

Art Cologne, n° 37
Cologne, Germany
10/29/2003 – 11/02/2003
Represented by : Galerie Gisela Capitain – Aachener Strasse 5 – Cologne, Germany

FIAC, n°30
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/09/2003 – 10/13/2003
Represented by : Galerie Art & Public – 35 rue des Bains – Geneva GE, Switzerland

Art 34 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/18/2003 – 06/23/2003
Represented by : Brooke Alexander – 2nd Floor 59 Wooster Street – New York NY, United States

ArtBrussels – 21st Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
04/04/2003 – 04/08/2003
Represented by : Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot – 5 bis rue des Haudriettes – Paris, France

The Armory Show 2003
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
03/07/2003 – 03/10/2003
Represented by : Brooke Alexander – 2nd Floor 59 Wooster Street – New York NY, United States

2002

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/05/2002 – 12/08/2002
Represented by : Brooke Alexander – 2nd Floor 59 Wooster Street – New York NY, United States

FIAC, n°29
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/24/2002 – 10/28/2002
Represented by : Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot – 5 bis rue des Haudriettes – Paris, France

Art Forum Berlin, n° 7
Messegelände Berlin / Exhibition Grounds Berlin – Berlin, Germany
09/26/2002 – 09/30/2002
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

Art 33 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/12/2002 – 06/17/2002
Represented by : Galerie Art & Public – 35 rue des Bains – Geneva GE, Switzerland

ArtBrussels – 20th Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
05/02/2002 – 05/06/2002
Represented by : Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman – Adamgasse 7a – Innsbruck, Austria

The Armory Show 2002
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
02/22/2002 – 02/25/2002
Represented by : Brooke Alexander – 2nd Floor 59 Wooster Street – New York NY, United States

2001

Art Basel Miami Beach: cancelled
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/13/2001 – 12/16/2001
Represented by : Galería Juana de Aizpuru – C/ Barquillo 44, I° – Madrid, Spain

Art Forum Berlin, n° 6
Messegelände Berlin / Exhibition Grounds Berlin – Berlin, Germany
10/03/2001 – 10/07/2001
Represented by : Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber – Limmatstrasse 270 – Zürich ZH, Switzerland

Art 32 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/13/2001 – 06/18/2001
Represented by : Galerie Art & Public – 35 rue des Bains – Geneva GE, Switzerland

ArtBrussels – 19th Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
04/20/2001 – 04/24/2001
Represented by : Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman – Adamgasse 7a – Innsbruck, Austria

KUNSTKÖLN 2001 – Internationale Messe für Editionen, Art Brut, Kunst nach 1980
Rheinhallen – Cologne, Germany
03/29/2001 – 04/01/2001
Represented by : Sabine Knust Gallery & Maximilian Verlag – Maximilianstrasse 14 – Munich, Germany

Art Innsbruck, n° 5
Innsbruck, Austria
03/08/2001 – 03/11/2001
Represented by : Galerie Krinzinger – Seilerstätte 16 – Vienna, Austria

The Armory Show 2001
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
02/23/2001 – 02/26/2001
Represented by : Bernier / Eliades – Eptachalkou Street 11 – Athens, Greece

Arte Fiera – Mostra Mercato d’Arte contemporanea
Quartiere Fieristico – Bologna BO, Italy
01/25/2001 – 01/29/2001
Represented by : Galerie Pohlhammer – Museum Ind. Arbeitswelt Wehrgrabengasse 7 – Steyr, Austria

2000

FIAC, n°27
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/25/2000 – 10/30/2000
Represented by : Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman – Adamgasse 7a – Innsbruck, Austria

Art Frankfurt – Die europäische Messe für junge Kunst, n° 12
Frankfurt, Germany
03/24/2000 – 03/27/2000
Represented by : Parkett Verlag Gallery – Quellenstrasse 27 – Zürich ZH, Switzerland

1999

Art Cologne, n° 33
Cologne, Germany
11/07/1999 – 11/14/1999
Represented by : Galerie Gisela Capitain – Aachener Strasse 5 – Cologne, Germany

1998

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, n°17
Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I – Madrid, Spain
1998
Represented by : Galería Juana de Aizpuru – C/ Barquillo 44, I° – Madrid, Spain

1990

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo
Madrid, Spain
02/08/1990 – 02/13/1990
Represented by : Peter Pakesch – Ballgasse, 6 – Vienna, Austria


Group exhibitions

2008

Des constructeurs élclectiques
CRAC Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain du Languedoc-Roussillon – Sète, France
02/18/2008 – 05/11/2008

2007

Les incontournables
FRAC Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Limousin – Limoges, France
06/29/2007 – 10/27/2007

2004

DESIGNART: Functional Objects from Donald Judd to Rachel Whiteread
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum – New York NY, United States
09/10/2004 – 02/27/2005

I Was In The House When The House Burned Down
Fredericks Freiser Gallery – New York NY, United States
01/10/2004 – 02/28/2004

2003

The Exquisite Object II
Lucas Schoormans – New York NY, United States
2003 – 04/19/2003

C’est arrivé demain – 7ème Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon
Lyon, France
09/18/2003 – 01/04/2004

2001

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

Platea dell’ Umanità – 49° Biennale di Venezia
Giardini di Castello / Arsenale – Venice VE, Italy
06/10/2001 – 11/04/2001

2000

Biennale of Sydney , n° 12
Sydney NSW, Australia
05/26/2000 – 07/30/2000

1997

L’Autre – 4ème Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon
Halle Tony Garnier – Lyon, France
07/09/1997 – 09/24/1997

Documenta X
Kunsthalle Fridericianum – Kassel, Germany
06/21/1997 – 09/28/1997

Futuro, presente, passato – 47° Biennale di Venezia
Giardini di Castello / Arsenale – Venice VE, Italy
06/15/1997 – 11/09/1997

Touche pour voir
Thiers, France
01/18/1997 – 03/16/1997

1992

Documenta IX
Museum Fridericianum – Kassel, Germany
06/13/1992 – 09/20/1992

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Books

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

1999

Art at the Turn of the Millenium / L’Art au Tournant de l’An 2000
Publisher: Taschen – Hohenzollernring 53 – Cologne, Germany
Author: Collectif
Director of publication: Grosenick Uta – Cologne, Germany
1999
ISBN : 3822873934


Exhibition catalogues

2000

Biennale of Sydney 2000
Sydney NSW, Australia
2000
ISBN : 0959661999


Periodicals

2002

MORINEAU Camille – Franz West
in: Art Press n° 280 p. 76
Paris, France
06/2002

2001

GLOVER Michael – Franz West, Gagosian
in: ARTnews p. 184
New York NY, United States
11/2001

WILSHER Mark – Franz West
in: Art Monthly n° 250 p. 30
London, United Kingdom
10/2001

Legals

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