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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related

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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