Timeline

1925
Born in Milan, Italy

Exhibitions

2012–2013
Arte Povera. Der grosse Aufbruch, Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
2012–2013
Verführung Freiheit. Kunst in Europa seit 1945, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany
2011–2012
Example Switzerland, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein (group)
2011–2012
The Excitement Continues, Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria (group)
2011–2012
Spirits of Internationalism, MuHKA, Antwerp, The Netherlands (group)
2011–2012
ARTANDPRESS, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin (group)
2010–2011
Von Carl Andre bis Gregor Schneider. Dorothee und Konrad Fischer: Archiv einer Haltung, Museum Kurhaus Kleve
2010–2011
Die Natur der Kunst, Kunstmuseum Winterthur
2009–2010
Die Kunst ist super!, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
2009–2010
Capolavori della modernitá, with John Chamberlain, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto
2009
Wall Works (Giovanni Anselmo, Daniel Buren, Lawrence Carroll, Mario Merz, Felice Varini, Lawrence Weiner), Buchmann Lugano, Agra/ Lugano
2009
1968. Die große Unschuld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany
2009
15 Years of Collecting - Against the Grain, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
2009
Silences, MAMCS, Strasbourg, France
2008–2009
Interior/Exterior (with Zaha Hadid), Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg
2008
Zerbrechliche Schönheit. Glas im Blick der Kunst, Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany
2008
Buchmann Lugano, Agra / Lugano, Switzerland
2008
Red Sky, Luhring Augustine, New York
2008
Museums in the 21st century, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
2008
16th Biennale of Sydney, Australia
2008
Sprovieri Progetti, London, UK (solo)
2007
Mario Merz: The Magnolia Table, Sperone Westwater, New York (solo)
2007
Mario Merz, Salvatore + Carline Ala, Milan, Italy (solo)
2007
Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany
2007
Sammlung Marzona, SMB Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
2007
Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin
2007
Buchmann Galerie Berlin, Berlin (solo)
2007
Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy (solo)
2007
Disegni, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (solo)
2007
Concept: Photography-Dialogues & Attitudes, Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Ludwig
2007
Des Mondes Perdus, Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, France
2007
ZC Collections '07, Zone: Chelsea Centre for the Arts, New York
2006
Mario Merz: 8-5-3, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2006
Buchmann Lugano, Agra/Lugano, Switzerland
2006
Im Anfang war das Wort, Langenscheidt KG, Munich, Germany
2006
Wrestle, CCS Bard /Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
2006
Sol Lewitt/Mario Merz, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands
2006
Galerie Mit Bleistift Fischer, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Dusseldorf
2006
Sol Lewitt/Mario Merz, Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy
2005
Arte Povera, Galerie Di Meo, Paris, France
2005
Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy
2005
ZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany
2005
Tucci Russo Gallery, Torre Pellice, Turin, Italy
2005
Castello Di Rivoli, Fondazione Torino Musei, Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy (solo)
2004
Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany
2004
Tucci Russo Gallery, Torre Pellice, Turin, Italy
2004
In Memoriam, Kewenig Galerie, Cologne, Gremany (solo)
2003
Galerie Tschudi, Chelsa Madalena, Zuoz/Engadin (solo)
2003
Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
2001
Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy (solo)
2000
La Luce di Volta: an installation by Mario Merz, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy (solo)
2000
Sol Lewitt/Mario Merz: l'exotisme sans partage, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
1999
Fundaçao de Serralves, Porto
Christian Stein Gallery, Milan, Italy (solo)
1998
Artecitta. 11 Artisti per il Passante Ferroviario di Torino, Turin, Italy
1998
Arte Italiana 1945-95. Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Yonoga City Museum of Art. Tottori; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
1998
100 Years of Sculpture: From the Pedestal to the Pixel, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
1998
Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
1997
Ausgestellt-Vorgestellt III, Skulpturen-Museum Glaskasten Marl, Germany (solo)
1997
Notfalls leben wir auch ohne Herz, Kunsthalle Wien, Sammlung Speck
1997
47th Biennial of Venice, Future, Present, Past, Venice, Italy, catalogue
1997
Skulpturen-Museum Glaskasten Marl, Germany (solo)
1996–1997
Galerie Jule Kewenig, Frechen, Germany (solo)
1996
Anthony d'Offay, London
Der Iglo: Idee und Installation, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisberg, Germany
Christian Stein Gallery, Milan, Italy (solo)
1995–1996
Dum u Zvonu, Prague, Czech Republic (solo)
1995
Vera Van Laer Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium (solo)
1990
Museo Comunale D'Arte Moderna Ascona, Italy (solo)
1990
Mario Merz, Il Centro per l'arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci Prato, Italy (solo)
1989
Mario Merz: A Retrospective, Guggenheim Museum, New York (solo)
1985
Kunsthaus Zurich Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
1980
Whitechapel Art Gallery London, UK (solo)
1978
Tucci Russo Gallery, Torre Pellice, Turin, Italy (solo)

Literature

1997
'Epicenter Ljubljana', Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, 1997, p. 35
1997
Catalogue 'Ausgestellt-Vorgestellt III', Marl, 1997, images p. 11-15 and 19
1996
Catalogue 'Mario Merz', Dum u Zvonu, Prague, 1996, image p. 8