Juan Muñoz  (Spanish, 1953-2001) 

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Juan Muñoz, Untitled, (man looking to clock)


Juan Muñoz
Untitled, (man looking to clock)

Bernier/Eliades Gallery
Juan Muñoz, Chopping Block


Juan Muñoz
Chopping Block

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Juan Muñoz, Interior de gabardina I


Juan Muñoz
Interior de gabardina I

Lorena Ruiz de Villa
Juan Muñoz, Krefeld Dwarf


Juan Muñoz
Krefeld Dwarf

Skarstedt Gallery
Juan Muñoz, Untitled


Juan Muñoz

Principal Art
Juan Muñoz, Pelotaris (Looking left)


Juan Muñoz
Pelotaris (Looking left)

Galería Elvira González
Juan Muñoz, Raincoat Drawing IV


Juan Muñoz
Raincoat Drawing IV

Galería Elvira González
Juan Muñoz, Mobiliaro VII


Juan Muñoz
Mobiliaro VII

Galerie Stefan Röpke
Juan Muñoz, Portraits B


Juan Muñoz
Portraits B

Galerie Stefan Röpke

1953   Born June 17th in Madrid, Spain
1976 - 1977   Attends Central School of Art and Design in London
1978 - 1980   Receives British Council scholarship and attends Croydon School of Art in London
1981 - 1982   Attends Pratt Graphic Center in New York and receives Fullbright Fellowship through the North American Spanish Committee
1984   First solo exhibit in Madrid
1986   Exhibits sculptures with Spanish composer Alberto Iglesias
1987   First solo museum exhibition at CAPC Musee d’Art Contemporain in Bordeaux
1990   First solo exhibition in the United States at the Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, and first solo exhibition in a public institution in the UK in Bristol.
1992   Commissioned to make an outdoor sculpture on a river path on the South Bank
1994   Solo exhibition at Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin
1995   Residency at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
1996   Two major exhibitions in Madrid and New York
2000   Awarded the Premio Nacional de Artes Plasticas in Spain
2001   Died August 28th
2012   Juan Muñoz, Skarstedt Gallery, New York (solo)
2009   Juan Muñoz, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2009   Silences: un choix d’oeuvres de Marin Karmitz, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France; Museu Colecçao Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
2008   Self as Selves, Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin, Ireland
2008   Juan Munoz, A Retrospective, Tate Modern; Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain (solo)
2007   The 1980’s Topology, Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal
2007   Comic Abstraction, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
2007   Juan Muñoz: Sculptures and Drawings, Musée de Grenoble, France (solo)
2006   Juan Muñoz, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York (solo)
2006   Juan Muñoz - Rooms of My Mind, K21, Dusseldorf, Germany (solo)
2005   Juan Muñoz. La voz sola, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2005   Centre of Gravity, curated by Rosa Martinez, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
2004   Reflecting the Mirror, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, New York
2004   Bodily Space: New Obsessions in Figurative Sculpture," Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
2003   Unilever Series: Juan Muñoz,Tate Gallery, Great Hall, London, England (solo)
2003   Juan Muñoz, Public Art Fund, Doris Freeman Plaza, New York (solo)
2003   Juan Muñoz, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX (solo)
2003   A Sculpture Show, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, New York
2003   Images of Society, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, Switzerland
2002   Startkapital (from the Ackermans Collection, K21 Kustsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany, Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany
2001   Dialogue Ininterrompu, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes, France
2001   Animations, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
2001   Atlantes, Galería Pepe Cobo, Sevilla, Spain
2001   Juan Muñoz, Sponsored by Unilever, Tate Modern, London, England (solo)
2001   Juan Muñoz: The Nature of Visual Illusion, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark (solo)
2001   A Contemporary Cabinet of Curiosities/Un arca de curiosidades: Selections from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection, California College of Arts y Crafts Institute, Oliver Art Center, Oakland
2000 - 2001   Máquinas, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 19 Septiembre-19 Noviembre; Fundació 'la Caixa,' Palma
2000   Around 1984: A Look at Art in the 80's, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, 21 Mayo-Septiembre
2000   Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Atenas
2000   Between Cinema and Hard Place, The Tate Gallery of Modern Art, Londres, 12 Mayo-3 Diciembre
2000   Over the Edges/En los límites, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, 1 Abril-30 Junio
2000   Biennale of Sydney 2000: 12th Biennale of Sydney, 26 Marzo-30 Julio.
2000   Juan Muñoz: The Nature of Visual Ilusion/Naturaleza de la ilusión visual, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk (solo)
1999 - 2000   Juan Muñoz: A Brief Description of My Death/Una breve descripción de mi muerte, Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Atenas (solo)
1999 - 2000   Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, 20er Haus and k/haus-Künstlerhaus, Viena, 5 Julio-Octubre
1999 - 2000   Zeitwenden: Ausblick, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, 4 Diciembre '99-4 Junio '00
1999   Juan Muñoz: Crossroads/Cruce de caminos, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York (solo)
1998   Juan Muñoz: Certain Drawings in Oil and Ink/Algunos dibujos en óleo y tinta 1996-1998, Sala Robayera, Miengo (solo)
1997   Juan Muñoz: Mobiliario, Marco Noire Contemporary Art, Turin (solo)
1997   Directions: Juan Muñoz, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (solo)
1996 - 1997   Juan Muñoz: Monólogos y diálogos, Palacio de Velázquez, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (solo)
1996   Juan Muñoz, Galerie Jean Bernier, Atenas (solo)
1996   Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich (solo)
1995 - 1996   Juan Muñoz, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Compostela (solo)
1995   Juan Muñoz: Portrait of a Turkish Man Drawing, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (solo)
1993   Juan Muñoz, Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf (solo)
1990   Erste Einzelausstellung in den USA, Renaissance Society, Universität von Chicago
1987   Erste Einzelausstellung in einem Kuseum, CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporian, Bordeaux