short biography

Tony Cragg (born 1949 in Liverpool/UK, lives in Wuppertal/Germany) is one of the most important international sculptors of the present. He studied at the Royal College of Art in London 1973 to 1977 and began his work in the 1970s with a focus on minimalist and conceptual art, later he began to explore the various shapes and surfaces of his sculptures, which were made of different materials as wood, stone, metal, kevlar, rubber, plastic and glass. 1978-1988 he taught at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. He participated at several Venice Biennials (1997, 1993, 1988, 1986, 1980) and at documenta 1987 and 1982 in Kassel. He also had a lot of solo exhibitions in major museums and galleries, including the Louvre Paris, Tate Gallery Liverpool, Benaki Museum Athens, Konrad Fischer Galerie Düsseldorf, kestnergesellschaft Hannover, National Museum of Modern Art Seoul, MACRO Rome, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg, Museum Küppersmühle Duisburg, Lisson Gallery, London, National Galleries of Scotland Edinburgh, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Marian Goodman Gallery New York, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art Porto, BUNDESKUNSTHALLE Bonn, and others.

“My initial interest in making images and objects was, and still remains, the creation of objects that don’t exist in the natural or the functional world, which can reflect and transmit information and feelings about the world and my own existence”, Tony Cragg, 1985.

http://www.tony-cragg.com

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collection/s

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa ° ACE GALLERY Los Angeles ARS AEVI - Museum Of Contemporary Art Sarajevo Artothek München Arts Council Collection, London British Council Visual Arts, London CAC Malaga Carré d´Art, Nimes Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood ° Castello di Rivoli, Turin ° Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia DRAF London ° ESSL MUSEUM Klosterneuburg Ellipse Foundation Art Centre, Alcoitao Fondation Cartier, Paris Frac Bourgogne, Dijon Frac Champagne-Ardenne, Reims Frac Ile-de-France / Le Plateau Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d´Azur, Marseille ° Fundació la Caixa, Barcelona GoMA Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow Henry Moore Institute Leeds High Museum of Art, Atlanta ° Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington ° Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin ° K20/K21 - Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen Kunstakademie Düsseldorf & Akademie-Galerie, Düsseldorf Kunsthalle Mannheim Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz ° Kunstmuseum Luzern Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg Kunstsammlung Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz / Museum Gunzenhauser Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art LENTOS Kunstmuseum, Linz ° Le Collège - Fonds Régional d´art contemporain, Reims Leeds Art Gallery MACBA Barcelona ° MCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago ° MOMAT The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo MUDAM Musée d´Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxemburg ° MUSEUM BEELDEN AAN ZEE Scheveningen Marian Goodman Gallery, London Mart Trento e Rovereto . Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp Modern, Fort Worth MuHKA - Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp Museu Berardo, Lisbon ° Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon ° Museum Folkwang, Essen ° Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen Museum Liaunig, Neuhaus Museum Schloss Moyland Museum Würth, Künzelsau Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas ° National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo ° New Art Centre, Salisbury Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen ° Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Smithsonian Institution, Washington Southampton City Art Gallery Speed Art Museum, Louisville Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam ° Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw ° Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal kunsthalle weishaupt, Ulm nbk Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
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  • 05. Dec 02. Jun 2000
    Zeitwenden Kunstmuseum Bonn °
  • 14. Mar 06. Jun
    Collection 99 gfzk | Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig °
  • 12. Jun 25. Sep
    Paper Art 5 Leopold Hoesch Museum + Papiermuseum Düren