Marlene Dumas  (South African, 1953) 

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Marlene Dumas Biography
1953   Born Capetown, South Africa
1972 - 1975   BA Fine Art, University of Cape Town
1976 - 1978   Atelier 63, Haarlem, Netherlands
1979 - 1980   Institute of Psychology, University of Amsterdam
  Lives and works in Amsterdam
Selected Exhibitions
2012   Fondazione Stelline, Milan, Italy (solo)
Marlene Dumas - Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam (solo)
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s - De Ateliers, Amsterdam (solo)
Marlene Dumas - Love Hasn’t Got Anything To Do With It - Zacheta - National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (solo)
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s - De Ateliers, Amsterdam (solo)
Marlene Dumas - De Ateliers, Amsterdam (solo)
Art & Press - De Ateliers, Amsterdam (solo)
This will have been Art, Love and politics in the 1980s - De Ateliers, Amsterdam (solo)This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London (England)
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s - ICA - Institute of Contemporary ArtBoston, Boston, MA
Visions - Galerie Pascal Polar, Brussels
Der Nackte Mann - Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz
Look.ed! - Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam
Kids - Contemporary Fine Arts - CFA, Berlin
Wide Open School - Hayward Gallery, London (England)
Couleur Radicaal - Marres - Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht
Circus Wols - Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen
Sidetracks Painting in the paramodern continuum - De Ateliers, Amsterdam
2011   Frith Street Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Bienale de Lyon, Lyon, France
Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague
Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens, Greece
2010 - 2011   Tronies, Haus der Kunst, Munich
2010   Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (solo)
David Zwirner, New York, NY (solo)
Victoria Miro, London, UK
Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2009   Measuring your Own Grave, Menil Collection, Houston, TX (solo)
2008   Measuring your Own Grave, MoMA, New York (solo)
Measuring your Own Grave, Museum of Contemporary Art, LA (solo)
Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (solo)
Intimate Relations Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, RSA (solo)
Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa (solo)
For Whom the bell Tolls, Zeno X, Antwerp, Belgium (solo)
The Painting of Modern Life, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
MOCA The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
MoMA, New York, NY (solo)
2007   The Painting of Modern Life, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Artempo: Where time becomes art, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
Global Feminism, Brooklyn Museum, NY
EROS in Modern Art, Kunstforum Wien, Austria
De Cirkel, Roger Raveelmuseum, Machelen-Zulte, Belgium
Leve de Schilderkunst! Terug naar de figuur!, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Works on paper, Zeno X Gallery & Zeno X Storage, Antwerp, Belgium
Broken White, Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art (MOT), Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Light and Dark 1987 - 2007, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Broken White, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Marugame, Japan (solo)
National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (solo)
2006   Under the Surface - Aanwinsten 2005-2006, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Man Kind, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
2005   Selected Works, Zwirner and Wirth, New York, NY (solo)
Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland (solo)
Nordic Waterclourmuseum Skärhamn, Skärhamn, Sweden (solo)
Female, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany (solo)
SELF PORTRAIT Renaissance to Contemporary, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
Frith Street Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2004   Nederland Niet Nederland: Aankopen van Nederlandse kunst 1980-2004, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2003   (In Search of) the Perfect Lover, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
Wet Dreams, Aquarelle, Stadtische Galerie, Ravensburg, Germany (solo) (cat)
Suspect, Palazetto Tito, Venice, Italy (solo) (cat)
Time and Again, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA (solo)
2002   Name no Names, De Pont, Tilburg (cat.)
Name no Names, New Museum, New York, NY (cat.)
2001   Nom de Personne / Name no Names, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (cat.)
100 Models and Endless Rejects, I.C.A., Boston, MA
The Contemporary Face: From Pablo Picasso to Alex Katz, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (cat.)
2000   12th Biennal of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (cat.)
Das Gedächtnis Der Malerei, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Sweden
Marlene Dumas: MD, Camden Arts Center (GB),
1999   MD-Light, MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
Regarding Beauty, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
1998   Marlene Dumas, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
1996   Marlene Dumas, Tate Gallery, London, UK
1995   Carnegie International 1995, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA (cat.)
Ripple Across the Water, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Dumas. Roosen. Van Warmedam, Biennale di Venezia, Giardini di Castello, Venice, Italy
Africus. First Biennale of Contemporary Art, Johannesburg, South-Africa (cat.)
1994   4x1 im Albertinum, Staatliche Kunstammlungen, Dresden, Germany (cat.)
1993   Der Zerbrochene Spiegel. Positionen zur Malerei (The Broken Mirror), Kunsthalle, Wien (Au.), (26 May - 25 July), (cat.)
1992   Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany (cat.)
1991   Ausser Reichweite von Kindern Galerie Stampa, Basel Switzerland
The Origin of the Species Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam
1990   The Origin of the Species Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, Munich, Germany
Couples Museum Overholland, Amsterdam
1989   The Question of Human Pink Kunsthalle, Bern
1988   Ecco Pier Paolo Pasolini Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Waiting (for meaning) Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mother Explains Life to Her Son Kunstcentrum Marktzeventien, Enschede
Nightmares Galerie Wanda Reiff, Maastricht, The Netherlands
1987   The Private versus the Public Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam
1986   Fear of Babies De Expeditie, Amsterdam
1985   The Eyes of the Night Creatures Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam
1984   The Artist as a Young Girl Galerie Flatland, Utrecht
1983   Unsatisfied Desire Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam
1982   Documenta 7, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel (G.)
1980   Marlene Dumas Galerie Lambelet, Basel
1979   Marlene Dumas Galerie Annemarie de Kruyff, Paris
  PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Bawag Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Centro de Artes Visuales Helga de Alvear, Caceres, Spain
De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
De Pont Stichting, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain Picardie, Amiens, France
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Kasteel Wijlre / Hedge House, Wijlre, The Netherlands
Krannert Art Museum and Kinhead Pavillion, Champaign, IL
Kunsthalle zu Kiel der Christian-Albrecths-Universität, Kiel, Denmark
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
Museum het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Modern and Contemporary Museum of Art, Strassbourg, Switzerland
Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC
Paleis Vught, Vught, The Netherlands
The Saatchi Gallery, London, England
Scheringa Museum voor Realisme, Spanbroek, The Netherlands
Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Heerlen, The Netherlands
Städtische Galerie beim ZKM, Karlsruhe, Denmark
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Einhoven, The Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum, Gouda, The Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, The Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, The Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
Tate Modern, London, England
Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, Munich, Germany
Literature
2006   Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin, Codroipo, Udine, Italy (cat.)
2006   The Portrait Now, edited by Sandy Nairne and Sarah Howgate, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK (cat.)
2005   Matisse Masterpieces, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark (cat.)
2005   Vitamin D - New Perspectives in Drawing, edited by Phaidon Press (cat.)
2005   Self Portrait: Renaissance to Contemporary, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK (cat.)
2005   Marlene Dumas - wet dreams watercolours, Städtische Galerie Ravensburg, Ravensburg, Germany - text by Jean-Christophe Ammann (cat.)
2005   Drawing from the Modern 1975 - 2005, MOMA, New York, USA (cat.)
2005   Marlene Dumas - Female, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland - a collaboration with the Sammlung Gernatz (cat.)
2005   Slow Art: Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Flandern und den Niederlanden, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany (cat.)
2005   Soul: Bezielde kunst - Inspired Art, Grootseminarie, Brugges, Belgium (cat.)
2005   Marlene Dumas + Marijke van Warmerdam: Con vista al celestiale, Siracusa Contemporary Art Center, Montevergini, Italy (cat.)
2005   Marlene Dumas - selected works, Zwirner & Wirth, New York, USA (cat.)
2005   The Nude: Ideal and reality, painting and sculpture. From Neoclassicsm to Today, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy (cat.)
2005   (my private) Heroes, Marta Herfrod, Germany (cat.)
2005   The Triumph of Painting, Published by Jonathan Cape in association with Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (cat.)
2004   Marlene Dumas - Chlorosis in Moma Highlights, MOMA, New York, USA (cat.)
2004   Het Collectieboek - Van Abbemuseum, edited by Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (cat.)
2004   Stripped Bare, edited by Hatje Cantz Verlag, Germany - text by Thomas Koerfer, Marianne Karabelnik (cat.)
2004   Afrika Remix, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany (cat.)

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