Roman Opalka  (French, 1931-2011) 

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Roman Opalka Biography
1931   Born in Hocquincourt, France to Polish parents
1949   Kunstgewerbeschule Lodz, Poland
1950 - 1956   Kunstakademie Warsaw, Poland
1965   Begins the series OPALKA 1965/1-infinity
1979   -present, lives and works in Bazérac/Tournon d’Agenais in Southwest France.
Selected Exhibitions
2002   LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, England
2002   L'ART D'AUJOURD'HUI: UN CHOIX DANS LA COLLECTION DU FONDS NATIONAL D'ART
2002   CONTEMPORAIN, Musée de Grenoble, France
2002   VANITÉS CONTEMPORAINES, L'Arsenal, Soissons, France; Chapelle des Ursulines, Quimperlé; Musée Ziem, Martigues, France
2002   SPECIAL INSTALLATION OF PROTOTYPE FOR "L'OCTOGONE OPALKA", realized by Jean Nouvel, Morat, France
2002   1968 - 1977, L'ART EN CAUSE(S), CAPC, Bordeaux, France
2002   KUNST 2002 - ZURICH, Galerie Zéro, l'Infini, Zurich, Switzerland
2002   NONCOMPOSITION: 15 CASE STUDIES, Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Hartford CT,
2002   IN BETWEEN: ART FROM POLAND 1945 – 2000, Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
2002   CAMOSHOW, Kunstmuseum, Wiesbaden, Germany
2002   ROMAN OPALKA: PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND SOUND, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA (solo)
2002   Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2001   PERMANENT INSTALLATION BY ROMAN OPALKA OF OPALKA 1965 /1-infinty, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Lodz, Poland (solo)
2001   OPALKA 1965 / 1 - infinty, Galerie Foksal, Warsaw, Poland (solo)
2001   OPALKA 1965 / 1 - infinty, Espace Renn, Paris, France (solo)
2001   Hommage pour ses 70 ans à Roman Opalka, OPALKA 1965 / 1- infinty, Musée de l’Architecture, Wroclaw, Poland (solo)
2001   OPALKA 1965 / 1 - infinty, Verrière, Fondation Hermès, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2001   DANS LA SÉRIE DES MAÎTRES : ROMAN OPALKA, “OPALKA 1965 / 1 - infinty,” Kasa Galerie, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey (solo)
1999   OPALKA 1965 / 1 - infinty , Katowice Galerie, Katowice, Poland; Medienzentrum der Verlagsgruppe Passau, St.-Anna-Kapelle, Passau, Germany (solo)
1998   ART CONTEMPORANI EN ESPAIS PUBLICS, Musée des Beaux Arts, Vilafranca del Penedès, Spain (solo)
Literature
2000   50 Jahre Kunst aus mittel Europa (50 Years of Art in Central Europe): 1949-1999, (Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien) pp.225; Roman Opalka pp. 119, 229-230.
1999   Das XX Jahrhundert: ein Jahre hundert Kunst in Deutschland, (National Galerie, Berlin, Germany) 668 pp; Roman Opalka pg. 373.
1999   Opalka, Roman, OPALKA 1965 / 1 - infinty DETAIL-5240852, with a forward by Loránd Hegyi, Prestel Verlag: 1999, 140 pp.
1998   …Roman Opalka der beifreite Sisyphos, Städtische Galerie, Altes Theater Ravensburg, Canz Ostfildern-Ruit Verlag: 1998, 128pp.
1997   Made in France 1947 - 1997, (Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France) Roman Opalka pg. 17.
1996   Roman Opalka: OPALKA 1965/1-infinty, (Gallery ISM, Gaain Gallery, Seoul, South Korea) pg. 63.
1996   Pietkiewicz, Ewa & Marek. Roman Opalka, (Modulus, Krakow, Poland) pg.116.
1996   Noël, Bernard, Roubaud, Jacques and Savinel, Christine, Roman Opalka, Dis Voir: 1996, 132 pp.
1995   Fréchuret, Maurice; Hegyi, Lorand; Jedlinski, Jaromir; Kawalska, Bozena; Swierszcz. Roman Opalka, Opalka1965/1-infinty, (Zacheta Gallery of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland) pg. 100.
1994   Honisch, Dieter. Roman Opalka OPALKA 1965 / 1 - infinty , (Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany) pg.48.
1994   Fréchuret, Maurice, “La Machine a Piendre,” Jaqueline Chambon (Marseille): 1994.
1993   Werner, Stanislav, A Conversation with Roman Opalka, Verlag Sabine Zauner (Dachau): 1993, 48 pp.
1992   Opalka, Roman, Roman Opalka, "OPALKA 1965 / 1 -infinity”, with an essay by Christian Schlater, Flammarion 4 / La Hune (Paris): 1992.
1991   Opalka, Roman, Recontre par la separation – Begegnung durch Trennung, Verlag Walter Storms (Munich): 1991.
1990   L'art conceptuel, une perspective, (ARC Musée d'Art moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris ) 256 pp.; Roman Opalka : pg. 220.
1990   Opalka, Roman, OPALKA 1965 / 1 - infinity, Verlag Ottenhausen (Munich): 1990, 148 pp.
1988   Guyot, Gérard. Opalka, rencontre par la séparation, (Centre culturel de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina) pg. 140.
1987   Fifty Years of Collecting : an Anniversary Selection, Painting since World War II, (The Salomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, NY) 152 pp.
1976   Bonito Oliva, Achille, Europe/America,: The Different Avant-Gardes, Ed. Franco Maria Ricci, Deco Press (Milan): 1976, pp.304; Opalka p. 225.

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