Magdalena Abakanowicz

Born in Falenty, Poland in 1930, Magdalena Abakanowicz lives and works in Warsaw.
Among her most recent solo shows, we recall here the ones held at Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (1995); Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK (1995); Doris Freedman Plaza, New York (1995); Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen then Stockholm (1996);  Miami Art Museum, Miami  (1997); Metropolitan Museum, New York (1999); Palais Royal, Paris (1999); Fattoria di Celle, Pistoia (2000); Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Cologne (2001); William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut (2001); Muzeum Narodowe, Poznan (2002). Landesmuseum Schloss Gottorf, Germany (2003); Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague (2003); Museum of Art, Lucerne (2003); Chapelle Saint Louis de la Salpetriere, Paris (2004); Espace d'art contemporain André-Malraux, Colmar (2004); Pei Ling Chan Gallery, Savannah College of Art of Design (2004); Stadtkirche, Darmstadt (2005); Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI (2006); Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid (2008); Institute of Modern Art, Valencia (2008); Stiftung museum kunst palast, Dusseldorf (2008); Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan (2009). Since 1989 Abakanowicz's work has been represented by the Marlborough Gallery which has devoted innumerable solo shows to her work in the gallery's various international venues.

Among her most important permanent installations we recall the ones at the Rose Sculpture Garden, Jerusalem (1987); Seoul Olympic Park, Seoul (1988); Raymond Nasher Collection, Dallas (1991); Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (1992-93); Western Washington University, Bellingham (1994); Europos Parkas, Lithuania (1998); Jardin des Tuileries, Paris (2000); Women's Club of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (2001); Cytadela Park, Poznan (2001-2002); Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey (2003); Big Figures, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (2004); Agora, Grant Park, Chicago (2006).

Winner of many awards, in 2005 she received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Polish Ministry of Culture in Warsaw and the International Sculpture Center in New York.
For information: www.abakanowicz.art.pl; www.stormking.org;
www.groundsforsculpture.org; www.collections.walkerart.org

 



Publications

Magdalena Abakanowicz. Working process e non solo
2002

texts by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Giuliano Gori, Abraham M. Hammacher, Jasia Reichardt, Barbara Rose
Pistoia, Gli Ori

Language: Italian and English

 

Katarsis
1990

texts by Magdalena Abakanowicz e Pierre Restany
Firenze, La Bezuga

Language: Italian and English

 



Events

Magdalena Abakanowicz: Working Process
24.06.2000

Casapeppe; temporary exhibition by Magdalena Abakanowicz titled Working Process.

Magdalena Abakanowicz: Katarsis Portfolios
1986

Florence, Stamperia La Bezuga; Magdalena Abakanowicz carries out two portfolios of prints titled Katarsis. One of these contains three original wax engravings printed in one hundred-twenty copies (1-100/100 and I-XX/XX) while the other contains seven wax engravings printed in one hundred copies (1-100/100).