Jaume Plensa

TypeArtist
Associated person(s)
URLsArtist's page (en)
Wikipedia (de)
Wikipedia (en)


Awards
Honour20052005 EhrendoktorwürdeSchool of the Art Institute of ChicagoChicago (US)
Honour1993Ritter des Ordre des Arts et des LettresKulturministerium der Französischen RepublikParis (FR)


Exhibitions
Solo exhibition2018Jaume Plensa, Talking ContinentsMemphis Brooks Museum of ArtMemphis, Tennessee (US)
Solo exhibition2014Jaume Plensa, SkulpturenSkulpturepark WaldfriedenWuppertal (DE)
Art in Public Space2014ROOTSToranomon HillsTokyo (JP)
Art in Public Space2004Der Crown FountainMillennium ParkChicago (US)
Solo exhibition1980Jaume Plensa.Fundació Joan MiróBarcelona (ES)


Publications
Monography2016Max-Ernst-MuseumJaume Plensa: Die innere Sicht978-3-86832-360-3Bruehl, Rhineland (DE) Achim Sommer


Research & teaching
Temporary professorshipBildhauereiSchool of the Art Institute of ChicagoChicago (US)
Lectureship/LecturerBildhauereiÉcole nationale supérieure des Beaux-ArtsParis (FR)


1996 - 2008
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Projects

Barcelona, Spain
Collaborated on many projects for theatre and opera, especially with the company, working the concept and designing sets and costumes.

1996 - 2008
1970 - 1978
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Education

Barcelona, Spain
Studium an der Escola de la Llotja und der Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi. Seine Ausbildung setzte er an der Henry Moore Foundation in England und danach im Atelier Alexander Calder in Saché, Département Indre-et-Loire fort.

1970 - 1978
1955
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Born

Barcelona, Spain

1955

Throughout his career as a sculptor, Jaume Plensa (Barcelona, 1955) has drawn on spirituality, the body and collective memory as the primary sources which tie together his visual artwork. Literature, psychology, biology, language and history become strategic tools in the creation of his work, and, through a broad spectrum of materials — steel, cast iron, resin, glass, water, sound — Plensa lends weight and physical volume to the components of the human condition and the ephemeral. As a multidisciplinary artist, Jaume Plensa has experimented equally with etchings, drawing, sound, video and even stage design. He is also one of Spain’s foremost artists internationally, and has lived and worked in Germany, Britain, France and the USA. A major part of his work is the site-specific sculptures and installations for public spaces – perhaps the best-known of which was Crown Fountainin Chicago in 2004. His works can also be seen in Britain, Japan, Germany, Sweden, Canada, the USA, Australia, Korea and China. Moreover, he has received numerous national and international awards: the Medaille des Chevaliers des Arts et Lettres from France’s Ministry of Culture in 1993; the Premi Nacional de Cultura d’Arts Plàstiques from the Autonomous Government of Catalonia in 1997; Spain’s National Visual Arts Award in 2012; and the prestigious Velázquez Award for the Arts in 2013, both presented by Spain’s Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. In 2005 he was invested Doctor Honoris Causa by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received the Global Fine Art Award in Miami in 2015 for Together, his contribution to the Venice Biennale in the same year.

https://www.museoreinasofia.es/en/exhibitions/jaume-plensa (28.10.2018)

 

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Awilda & Irma photo Awilda & Irma 2014 Jaume Plensa 
Earth and Fire photo Earth and Fire 2012 Jaume Plensa