Jaume Plensa

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Ehrung20052005 EhrendoktorwürdeSchool of the Art Institute of ChicagoChicago (US)
Ehrung1993Ritter des Ordre des Arts et des LettresKulturministerium der Französischen RepublikParis (FR)

Einzelausstellung2018Jaume Plensa, Talking ContinentsMemphis Brooks Museum of ArtMemphis, Tennessee (US)
Einzelausstellung2014Jaume Plensa, SkulpturenSkulpturepark WaldfriedenWuppertal (DE)
Kunst im öffentlichen Raum2014ROOTSToranomon HillsTokio (JP)
Kunst im öffentlichen Raum2004Der Crown FountainMillennium ParkChicago (US)
Einzelausstellung1980Jaume Plensa.Fundació Joan MiróBarcelona (ES)

Monographie2016Max-Ernst-MuseumJaume Plensa: Die innere Sicht978-3-86832-360-3Brühl, Rheinland (DE) Achim Sommer

Forschung & Lehre
Gast/VertretungsprofessurBildhauereiSchool of the Art Institute of ChicagoChicago (US)
Lehrauftrag/DozentBildhauereiÉcole nationale supérieure des Beaux-ArtsParis (FR)

1996 - 2008


Barcelona, Spanien

1996 - 2008
1970 - 1978


Barcelona, Spanien
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


Barcelona, Spanien


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.

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



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