Louise Bourgeois

(American/French, 1911 - 2010)

homely girl, a life suite by louise bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois

Homely Girl, A Life Suite, 1992

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Biografie

Chronologie

1911
Born in Paris, France
1921 - 1932
Academie Fenelon, France
1932 - 1935
Studied at the Sorbonne, Paris, France
1936 - 1937
Studied at the École du Louvre, Paris, France
1936 - 1938
Studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
Pupil of Fernand Léger
Academie de la Grande Chaumiere
Emigrated to New York, USA
1939 - 1940
Vaclav Vytlacil
1977
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from Yale University, New Haven, USA
1978
G.S.A. Commission, Manchester, USA
1981
Elected Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston, USA
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA
1983
Elected Member of American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, USA
Named Officier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Paris, France
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, USA

Ausstellungen

2013
Rare and Important works from a Private Collection, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France (solo)
Les Papesses, Palais des Papes, Avignon, France
2011 - 2012
Louise Bourgeois: À l’infini, Hommage zum 100. Geburtstag, Foundation Beyeler / Beyeler Museum AG, Riehen, Switzerland
2011
Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, and Museu do Arte Moderno, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
THE DAMNED, THE POSSESSED AND THE BELOVED, Vardo, Norway
Louise Bourgeois: Eugénie Grandet, Maison de Balzac, Paris, France
2010
Otto Zitko & Louise Bourgeois: Me, Myself and I, Arnolfini, Bristol, England
Hans Bellmer – Louise Bourgeois: Double Sexus, Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg, Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany; Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, The Netherlands
2009
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (solo)
Louise Bourgeois. A Stretch of Time, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Louise Bourgeois, Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy (solo)
2008
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (solo)
Nature Study, Inverleith House, Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland
Louise Bourgeois: La Rivière Gentille, Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland
Louise Bourgeois: Echo, Cheim & Read, New York, USA
Bourgeois in Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA (solo)
Seduced: Art and Sex from Antiquity to Now, Barbican Centre, London, England
Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective, Tate Modern, London, England; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., USA (solo)
Louise Bourgeois: New Work, Hauser & Wirth Colnaghi, London, England
Louise Bourgeois: Recent Prints, Marlborough Graphics, London, England
Louise Bourgeois: Crouching Spider, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, USA
2007
Pure, Sean Kelly, New York, USA
Louise Bourgeois, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, USA (solo)
Louise Bourgeois: Abstraction, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea (solo)
Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
After the Revolution: Woman Who Transformed Contemporary Art, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, USA
Louise Bourgeois, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Jan Svenungsson, WANAS Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden
52nd International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
All the More Real, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, USA
2006
Louise Bourgeois: La Famille, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany (solo)
Louise Bourgeois: Femme, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, USA
Louise Bourgeois: Early Drawings, Peter Blum, New York, USA
Louise Bourgeois: Selected Prints on Fabric, Butler Gallery, The Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, USA
Louise Bourgeois: Back and Forth, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
2005
Sublimation, Hauser & Wirth London, London, England (solo)
Stitches in Time, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, USA (solo)
Wifredo Lam Centre, Havana, Cuba (solo)
51st International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Permanent Instability, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
2004
La Femme: Métamorphose de la modernité, Fundació Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain
Disparities and Deformations, SITE Santa Fe's 5th International Biennal, Santa Fe, USA
Louise Bourgeois, Daros Collection, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Louise Bourgeois, Akira Ikeda Gallery Muranchi, Yokosuka, Japan
Drawings by Louise Bourgeois, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, USA
Louise Bourgeois: The Reticent Child, Cheim & Read, New York, USA
Louise Bourgeois: Prints, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France
A View From the Outside, Louise Bourgeois: The Reticent Child, Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna, Austria
Louise Bourgeois, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Öffentliche Sammlungen

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C
Tate Gallery, London, UK
Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY