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biography of Andreas GURSKY (1955)

Personal data


Birth : 01/15/1955 - Leipzig, Germany
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : Germany

Address

Düsseldorf, Germany

Representatives

Galerie Sprüth Magers – Wormser Strasse 23 – Cologne, Germany
Mai 36 Galerie – Rämistrasse 37 – Zürich ZH, Switzerland
Matthew Marks Gallery – Matthew Marks Gallery 523 West 24th Street – New York NY, United States


Education

Kunstakademie Düsseldorf – Eiskellerstrasse 1 – Düsseldorf, Germany
Pupil of / student of Bernd BECHER [ 1931-2007 ]
Kunstakademie Düsseldorf – Eiskellerstrasse 1 – Düsseldorf, Germany
Pupil of / student of Hilla BECHER [ 1934-2015 ]
Folkwang-Hochschule – Klemensborn 39 – Essen, Germany

Professional data


Work and Life

2001:First United States retrospective
Lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany


Prizes

1998

1998 : Citigroup Private Bank Photography Prize – London, United Kingdom

Work


Categorie and medium


Photography : Cibachrome print

Subject

architecture
color
interior
landscape
Daily life
reality/fiction
urbanism

Artistic periods

1990 : Begins to focus on contemporary themes
1988 : Creates large-scale works. Works on the relationship between people and their environment
1984-1988 : Represents people in their leisure, in suburb holidays centers

Movements and styles

6627 no label [en]

Works

Avenue of the Americas
Date of creation : 2001
Medium : C print
Size : 206 x 356 cm
 
New York Mercantile Exchange
Date of creation : 2000
Medium : Plastic
Size : 207 x 258 cm
 
Shangai
Date of creation : 2000
Medium : C print
Size : 280 x 200 cm
 
Library
Date of creation : 1999
Edition n° : 2
Medium : Cibachrome print
Size : 79 x 142 inch
Number of elements : 6
 
99 c
Date of creation : 1999
Medium : Cibachrome print
Size : 197 x 327 cm
 
Singapore Stock Exchange
Date of creation : 1997
Edition n° : 6
Medium : Cibachrome print
Size : 52 x 93 inch
Number of elements : 6
 
Rhein
Date of creation : 1996
Medium : C print
Size : 186 x 222 cm
 
Grand Hyatt Park
Date of creation : 1995
Medium : Plastic
 
Niagara Falls
Date of creation : 1989
Medium : Plastic
Size : 75 x 58 cm
 

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2004

Matthew Marks Gallery – New York NY, United States
05/2004 – 06/2004

2003

SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – San Francisco CA, United States
02/15/2003 – 06/01/2003

2002

Andreas Gursky
MCA Museum of Contemporary Art – Chicago IL, United States
06/22/2002 – 09/22/2002

Andreas Gursky
MNAM Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou – Paris, France
02/13/2002 – 04/29/2002

2001

Andreas Gursky
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia – Madrid, Spain
07/12/2001 – 09/23/2001

Recent Photographs by Andreas Gursky
MoMA Museum of Modern Art – New York NY, United States
03/04/2001 – 05/15/2001

Andreas Gursky “Untitled XII
Matthew Marks Gallery – New York NY, United States
03/03/2001 – 03/24/2001

1999

The Dean Gallery – Edinburgh, Scotland (United Kingdom)
03/1999 – 05/1999

Serpentine Gallery – London, United Kingdom
01/1999 – 02/1999

1998

Contemporary Arts Museums Houston, Texas – Houston TX, United States
11/13/1998 – 01/03/1999

1997

Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle – Munich, Germany
09/1997 – 10/1997

Mai 36 Galerie – Zürich ZH, Switzerland
05/1997

1996

Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot – Paris, France
1996

Jean Bernier Gallery – Athens, Greece
1996

1995

Tate Liverpool – Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
1995

Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art – Malmo, Sweden
03/25/1995 – 05/14/1995

1994

De Appel – Amsterdam, Netherlands
1994

1989

303 Gallery – New York NY, United States
1989

1987

Flughafen – Düsseldorf, Germany
1987

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2006

Frieze Art Fair
Regent’s Park – London, United Kingdom
10/12/2006 – 10/15/2006
Represented by : Matthew Marks Gallery – Matthew Marks Gallery 523 West 24th Street – New York NY, United States

2004

Art 35 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/16/2004 – 06/21/2004
Represented by : Mai 36 Galerie – Rämistrasse 37 – Zürich ZH, Switzerland

2003

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/04/2003 – 12/07/2003
Represented by : Mai 36 Galerie – Rämistrasse 37 – Zürich ZH, Switzerland

Art 34 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/18/2003 – 06/23/2003
Represented by : Galerie Art & Public – 35 rue des Bains – Geneva GE, Switzerland

Art Chicago 2003
Navy Pier’s Festival Hall – Chicago IL, United States
05/09/2003 – 05/12/2003
Represented by : Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art – 56 East 66th 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 : Regen Projects – 629 North Almont Drive – Los Angeles CA, United States

2002

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/05/2002 – 12/08/2002
Represented by : Bernier / Eliades – Eptachalkou Street 11 – Athens, Greece

FIAC, n°29
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/24/2002 – 10/28/2002
Represented by : Waddington Galleries – 11 Cork Street – London, United Kingdom

Art Forum Berlin, n° 7
Messegelände Berlin / Exhibition Grounds Berlin – Berlin, Germany
09/26/2002 – 09/30/2002
Represented by : Mai 36 Galerie – Rämistrasse 37 – Zürich ZH, Switzerland

Art 33 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/12/2002 – 06/17/2002
Represented by : Mai 36 Galerie – Rämistrasse 37 – Zürich ZH, Switzerland

The Armory Show 2002
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
02/22/2002 – 02/25/2002
Represented by : Mai 36 Galerie – Rämistrasse 37 – Zürich ZH, Switzerland

2001

Art Basel Miami Beach: cancelled
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/13/2001 – 12/16/2001
Represented by : Mai 36 Galerie – Rämistrasse 37 – Zürich ZH, Switzerland

ARTissima – Arte Contemporaneo a Torino, n° 8
Palazzo del Lavoro – Turin TO, Italy
11/15/2001 – 11/18/2001
Represented by : 20-21 Galerie – Meisenburgstrasse 169-173 – Essen, Germany

Art Forum Berlin, n° 6
Messegelände Berlin / Exhibition Grounds Berlin – Berlin, Germany
10/03/2001 – 10/07/2001
Represented by : Mai 36 Galerie – Rämistrasse 37 – Zürich ZH, Switzerland

Art 32 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/13/2001 – 06/18/2001
Represented by : Bernier / Eliades – Eptachalkou Street 11 – Athens, Greece

The Armory Show 2001
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
02/23/2001 – 02/26/2001
Represented by : Mai 36 Galerie – Rämistrasse 37 – Zürich ZH, Switzerland

1999

Art Cologne, n° 33
Cologne, Germany
11/07/1999 – 11/14/1999
Represented by : Mai 36 Galerie – Rämistrasse 37 – Zürich ZH, Switzerland

1998

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, n°17
Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I – Madrid, Spain
1998
Represented by : Galerie Sprüth Magers – Wormser Strasse 23 – Cologne, Germany


Group exhibitions

2004

Climats, cyclothymie des paysages
Centre national d’art et de paysage – Vassivière, France
07/10/2004 – 10/10/2004

Made in Mexico
UCLA Hammer Museum – Los Angeles CA, United States
06/06/2004 – 09/12/2004

Brainstorming, topographie de la morale
Centre national d’art et de paysage – Vassivière, France
03/20/2004 – 06/27/2004

The Game Show
James Cohan Gallery – New York NY, United States
01/09/2004 – 02/14/2004

2002

The Politics of Place
Bildmuseet – Umeå University – Umeå, Sweden
2002

Shopping: A Century of Art and Consumer Culture
Tate Liverpool – Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
12/20/2002 – 03/23/2002

4th Shanghai Biennale
Shanghai Art Museum – Shanghai, China
11/22/2002 – 01/20/2003

Moving Pictures
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – New York NY, United States
06/28/2002 – 01/12/2003

Photographier
Hôtel de Caumont – Avignon, France
06/01/2002 – 11/24/2002

Richter, Fritsch, Gursky, Ruff, Struth
Schönewald und Beuse – Krefeld, Germany
03/22/2002 – 04/30/2002

Today till now:Contemporary photography from Düsseldorf
Museum Kunst Palast – Düsseldorf, Germany
02/23/2002 – 08/25/2002

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

2001

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

Change of Scene XIX
Museum für Moderne Kunst – Frankfurt, Germany
03/30/2001 – 09/02/2001

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

Painting at the edge of the World
Walker Art Center – Minneapolis MN, United States
02/10/2001 – 05/06/2001

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

Veronica’s Revenge
MCA Museum of Contemporary Art – Sydney NSW, Australia
11/16/2000 – 03/04/2001

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

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

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

Le Temps, vite
MNAM Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou – Paris, France
01/13/2000 – 04/17/2000

Landmark Pictures: Ed Ruscha and Andreas Gursky
The Harvard University Art Museums – Cambridge MA, United States
01/08/2000 – 04/23/2000

1999

Photography : An Expanded View. Recent Acquisitions
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – New York NY, United States
02/22/1999 – 05/16/1999

Insight Out : Landscape and Interior in Contemporary Photography
Kunstraum – Innsbruck, Austria
02/20/1999 – 05/08/1999

1997

Positionen künstlerischer Photographie in Deutschland seit 1945
Berlinische Galerie – Berlin, Germany
1997

Young German Artists 2
Saatchi Gallery – London, United Kingdom
09/1997

1996

Prospect 96
Schirn Kunsthalle – Frankfurt, Germany
1996

1995

Artistes/Architectes
IAC Institut d’art contemporain – Villeurbanne, France
10/07/1995 – 02/24/1996

1992

Doubletake: Collective Memory and Current Art
Hayward Gallery – London, United Kingdom
1992

Bibliography (Selected)


By the artist


Exhibition catalogues

1991

Aus der Distanz
Stuttgart, Germany
1991


On the artist


Books

2002

Art Tomorrow
Publisher: Editions Terrail – Paris, France
Author: Lucie-Smith Edward – London, United Kingdom
2002
ISBN : 2879392497

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


Exhibition catalogues

2000

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


Periodicals

2002

STERCKX Pierre – Andreas Gursky – réseaux et particules
in: Art Press n° 277 p. 25
Paris, France
03/2002

2001

LEFFINGWELL Edward – Andreas Gursky: Making Things Clear
in: Art in America p. 76
New York NY, United States
06/2001

BEAUSSE Pascal – Allemagne, une nouvelle génération
in: Le Journal des Arts n° 136 p. 19
Paris, France
09/11/2001

Legals

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