short biography

Mario Merz (born 1925, Milan, d. 2003, Turin), based in Turin, was a representative of Arte Povera. His main work was the archaic form of the dwelling. He has built a large number of igloos using steel, stone, glass, bundles of twigs.

Arte Povera, objects, installations

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collection/s

ACE GALLERY Los Angeles ARCO Foundation Collection Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht CAPC Contemporary Art Museum Bordeaux ° Ca la Ghironda, Bologna Castello di Rivoli, Turin ° Centro Pecci, Prato Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia DZ BANK Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt Espace de l´Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux FRAC Grand Large - Hauts-de-France, Dunkirk Fondation Cartier, Paris Fondazione Merz, Turin Fotomuseum Winterthur Frac Alsace Frac Basse-Normandie, Caen Frac Champagne-Ardenne, Reims Frac Lorraine, Metz Frac Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême GAM Galleria Civica d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin ° Guggenheim Bilbao Hallen für neue Kunst, Schaffhausen Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin ° Hamburger Kunsthalle Herbert Foundation, Ghent Institut d´art contemporain / Frac Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne K20/K21 - Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo ° Kunst Museum Winterthur Kunsthalle Mannheim Kunsthaus Bregenz Kunstmuseum Basel / Museum für Gegenwartskunst ° Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz ° Kunstmuseum St. Gallen Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg Kunstpalais Erlangen Leopold Museum, Wien Les Abattoirs - Frac Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk ° MAC Montreal ° MACBA Barcelona ° MUSPAC L´Aquila Mart Trento e Rovereto . Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich Museo MADRE, Naples Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid Museu Berardo, Lisbon ° Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach Museum Brandhorst, München Museum Folkwang, Essen Museum Kurhaus Kleve ° Museum Ludwig Köln Musée d´Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne Neue Galerie Graz / Universalmuseum Joanneum Neue Galerie, Kassel Newport Street Gallery, London Punta della Dogana, Venice SMAK Ghent ° Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt Sammlung FER Collection, Ulm Sammlung Goetz, München Schaulager Basel Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto ° Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam University Gallery Amherst Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven ° Weserburg Bremen ZKM | Karlsruhe° Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst, Unna
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  • 18. Mar 24. Apr
    DRAWING - ROOM Neue Galerie Graz / Universalmuseum Joanneum
  • 05. Feb 05. Mar
    Mario Merz Anthony d´Offay Gallery, London
  • 26. Jan 04. Mar
    Mario Merz Museum Folkwang, Essen