Timeline

1926
Born in Kalisz, Poland
1945–1946
Training at studio Otokar Velímsky, Prague
1946–1947
Artistic Industrial College of studio Josef Wagner, Prague
1948–1950
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
1973
Died in Praz-Coutant, France

Exhibitions

2010
A vision of Central Europe, curated by Luc Tuymans, Musea Brugge
2010
Alina Szapocznikow, My American Dream, Broadway 1602, New York (solo)
2010
Une Idée, une Forme, un Être – Poésie / Politique du corporel, Migros Museum, Zurich
2010
The Mass Ornament,Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
2010
Out of My Mouth: chewing gum sculptures. The Photosculptures of Alina Szapocznikow, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (solo)
2010
Mind and Matter: Alternative Abstractions, 1940s to Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York
2010
The promises of the Past 1950 – 2010, A discontinuous history of art in former eastern Europe, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2010
Sculptures and Drawings 1955-1971, Kunstparterre, Munich, Germany (solo)
2009
After Awkward Objects, Hauser & Wirth, London
2009
Drawings and Sculptures 1959 - 1971, Galerie Isabella Czarnowska, Berlin (solo)
2009
Awkward Objects, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
2009
The Photographic Object, The Photographer’s Gallery, London
2008
Peripherer Blick und kollektiver Körper, MUSEION, Bozen, Italy
2008
Art comes before gold, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
2008
Whatever Happened to Sex in Scandinavia?, Office for Contemporary Art Normay, Oslo
2008
Three Woman Sculptors, Prague Castle, The Royal Summer Palace, Prague
2007
documenta 12, Kassel
2007
Don’t cry baby, work!, Alina Szapocznikow, Lisa Becker, Vera Lehndorff/Holger Trülzsch, Galerie Isabella Czarnowska (vorm. Kacprzak), Berlin;
documenta 12, Kassel, Germany
2007
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne (solo)
2007
Broadway Gallery 1602, New York (solo)
2005
Egocentric, Immoral, Outmoded. Contemporary Images of Artists, Zacheta - National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (solo)
2004
Flesh at War with Enigma, Alina Szapocznikow, Enrico David, Kate Davis, Diango Hernández, Piotr Janas, curated by Anke Kempkes, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
2001
Galeria Zacheta, Warsaw
2000
Aspekte/Positionen. 50 Jahre Kunst aus Mitteleuropa. 1949-1999, Palais Liechtenstein, Wien, Kortárs múvészeti Múzeum – Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest, Foundation Miró, Barcelona, Hansard Gallery, City Gallery, Southampton
2000
Czeskie Muzeum Sztuki, Prague (solo)
1999
Alina Szapocznikow. 1926-1973, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz (solo)
1999
Galeria Zacheta, Warsaw
1998
Figura w rzezbie polskiej XIX i XX wieku, Galeria Zacheta, Warsaw
1998
Alina Szapocznikow. 1926-1973, Galeria Zacheta, Warsaw (solo)
1998
Alina Szapocznikow 1926-1973, retrospective, curated by von Anda Rottenberg, Galeria Zacheta, Warsaw; Museum Narodowe, Krakow; Museum Sztuki, Lodz; Museum Narodowe, Wroclaw
1997
Poland Art 1945 – 1996, Nemzeti Múzeum, Musarnok, Budapest
1996
Portret. Figura wieloznaczna. Malarstwo I rzezba z kolekcji, Museum Sztuki w Lodzi, Gniezno
1996
Rzezba Polska XX wieku w zbiorach, Muzeum Narodowego w Warszawie, Muzeum Narodowe, Warsaw
1990
Alina Szapocznikow. 1926-1973, Biblioteka Polska, Paris (solo)
1989
Alina Szapocznikow. 1926-1973, Galerie KUL, Lublin (solo)