Asger Jorn  (Danish, 1914-1973) 

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Asger Jorn Biography
1914   Born in Vejrum, Denmark as Asger Oluf Jørgensen
1930 - 1935   Started painting (landscapes, portraits, still lifes)
1936 - 1937   First trips to Paris, met Fernand Léger, Le Corbusier and Matta
1941   Cofounder of magazine Helhesten
1942   Member of Danish artist group Høst
1948   Foundation of group CoBrA (withKarel Appel, Constant, Corneille, Christian Dotremont, and Joseph Noiret)
1957 - 1961   Member of Situationistischen Internationale
1973   Dies in Aarhus, Denmark
Selected Exhibitions
2012   Asger Jorn. un artiste libre, Fondation de l'Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland
2012   Jorn < Ensor, Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark
2011   Jorn International, Aarhus Kunstmuseum ARoS, Denmark
2011   Jorn's Modifications & Kirkeby's Overpaintings, Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark
2011   Jorn’s Modifications & Kirkeby’s Overpaintings, Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark
2010   Städtische Galerie, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
2009   Silkeborg Kunstmuseum, Silkeborg, Denmark
2009   Galerie Marie-José van de Loo, Munich, Germany
2009   Retrospektive, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2007   Asger Jorn in Italien, Kunsthalle in Emden / Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
2006   Asger Jorn. Central Figure, BAWAG Foundation, Vienna, Austria
2002   Retrospektive, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain
2001   La Planète Jorn, Retrospektive, Musée d`Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France
1996   Retrospektive, Casa Rusca, Pinoteca Communale, Locarno, Switzerland
1995   Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany
1994   Asger Jorn, 1914-1973. Das graphische Werk, Kupferstichkabinett Dresden, Germany
1994   Retrospektive, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt a. M., Germany
1994   Retrospektive, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1958 - 1994   Galerie van de Loo, Munich, Germany
1991   Silkeborg Kunstmuseum und Badisches Landesmuseum, Baden Baden, Germany
1988 - 1989   Galerie van de Loo, Munich, Germany
1987   Retrospective, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
1987   Retrospective, Musée d`Art Contemporain, Nîmes, France
1973   Retrospective, Kestner-Gesellschaft Hannover, Germany
1967 - 1968   Galerie van de Loo, Munich, Germany
1966   Kunsthalle, Göteborg, Sweden
1965   Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1965   Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk, Denmark
1964   Retrospective, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
1962   Lefebre Gallery, New York
1961   Universität, Aarhus, Denmark
1961   CoBrA, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam / Parais des Beaux-Arts, Lüttich, Netherlands
1959   CoBrA, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam / Parais des Beaux-Arts, Lüttich, Netherlands
1958   Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
1958   50 ans d'art moderne, World Exhibition, Brussels, Belgium
1949   CoBrA, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1948   Galerie Breteau, Paris, France
1938   Dam & Fonns, Kopenhagen, Denmark

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